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8/2010

For this month--here's what we posted to our News & Insights section!

Be the Moon: How to Reflect Your Listener

HCJB Global partnership to launch station in GhanaI came across a great quote from a new radio operator in Ghana.  This is what he said after receiving training from HCJB Global on how to effectively communicate to radio audiences:

"Through this training I now know that I am the moon (as a presenter) and my listener (my friend) is the sun, so my programs should always reflect my listener.  This training was tailored just for my needs."

Can you imagine thinking about such poetic imagery the next time you tune in -- or sit down behind a microphone?

While trying to be the moon, Christians in Ghana are ...

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Pray and Act!

It's evident all around...our country desperately needs prayer! If you haven't yet heard of "Pray and Act," you'll want to know what it's all about. Here's part of a letter straight from Jim Garlow, not only sharing about this event but also inviting you to participate!



Dear Christian Friends,

Succinctly stated, this is a call to united prayer for our nation from Sept 20 to Oct 30, and to participate in four prayer webcasts.   And will you consider forwarding this letter to everyone on your contact list?

Please allow me to introduce myself as ...

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Back to School, Already?

While most of the country's schools are back in session, we're enjoying the final weeks of summer here in California, but acknowledging the need to start getting prepared for a new season.

I just read a recent piece by author, Elizabeth George, who reminded me that while I get my kids ready for school with new clothes and school supplies, I need to be preparing them spiritually too.

She goes onto share that part of being "A Woman After God's Own Heart" is modeling for our children a pursuit after God which means making prayer time and ...

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Abel's physical and emotional healing

Abel before surgery on the Africa MercyCan I share a story that came across my desk recently with you?

Abel, like most kids in his area, enjoyed playing soccer with his friends.  In fact, he was the goal keeper!  When his friends, however, decided to ride their bikes, he would be left behind.  This was because his leg bones were bent backward at his knees.  He couldn't ride a bicycle since it requires him to sit straight on the seat and push down on the pedals. 

Often ridiculed, Abel's outlook on life was very dark and his future uncertain.  His prospects, however, got much ...

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Changing History, Changing Lives

There's nothing extraordinary about my 8 year old's consistent, "Why" questions:

  • "Why do we need to sleep at night?"
  • "Why is the sun hot?"

What is extraordinary though are the questions I heard from some Jr. High and High School children at church recently:

  • "Why do bad things happen to good people?"
  • "Why did Jesus have to die on the cross?"

Franklin GrahamAs Franklin Graham shares in his August ministry letter, "The largest generation in our history knows less about Jesus than any generation before, yet they have a deep hunger for truth."

And sharing the truth with teens ...

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The Art of Marriage

For more than three decades, FamilyLife has hosted live, hotel-based weekend marriage conferences for more than 2.5 million people in cities throughout the US.  Now, FamilyLife has created The Art of Marriage, a video based resource that makes it possible for hundreds of thousands of couples to hear the gospel and receive a biblical foundation for understanding God's purpose and plan for marriage.

My husband and I had the privilege of attending a special preview of The Art of Marriage along with FamilyLife staff members and several station partners.  We all enjoyed this six-session video event which started ...

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