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Homecoming Bling

  • Monday, November 1, 2010
  • Lee Ann Jackson
  • Insights

Yes there was a lot of bling under the Friday night lights on the football field as my daughter stood with the other princesses on the Homecoming Court.  But, reflecting back on the magical evening, it's not the bling that shined so brightly.

In the pictorial program handed out at the ceremony, my daughter, Rachel, wrote, The model and philosophy she lives by is, "Give your life to God.  He can do more with it than you can."

Yes, I'm so appreciative to friends who loaned Rachel the beautiful sparkly accessories she wore Friday night, but more importantly ...

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Is Your Marriage "LifeReady"?

Fifteen years ago when my husband and I said "I do," our marriage wasn't even close to being "life ready."  We were ill-equipped to handle the challenges that lie ahead of us.  Fortunately, though, several years and resources later (and a conference or two) we've learned the biblical principles for keeping our marriage strong, especially in the face of "life" stuff. 

This month on "FamilyLife Today," listeners find out how they can develop a marriage that is "LifeReady" when Dennis Rainey and guests, Robert Lewis with Tim and Lea Lundy, share these key points with couples ...

  • A Vision ...
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Count Your Blessings

As I drove up to the house, I noticed the front door was wide open. thanksThen, I saw the flutter of the curtains, and the front window blinds moving. 

Cautiously climbing the steps toward the house, I paused, then was suddenly surrounded - by little people - running, laughing, and shouting, "Nana's here, Nana's here!"  My grandchildren - God's sweet blessings.

Scooping up the giggling toddler, and layering her with kisses, I realized how very much I have to be thankful for this Thanksgiving.  I'm very blessed indeed!

Emilie Barnes knows much about God's blessings.  Even in her ...

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This is compliments of Pastor Bob Lepine :-):

1)  The Higher Primates

2)  The Three Men from the capital of Jamaica

3)  Air Force One for the Third President

4)  High Butterfat Milk

5)  Herman Hesse's Tenth Novel

6) One of the Five W's

7) The Male Siblings Free From Guilt

8)  What Perma-Jack Helps With

9)  Who Willow Creek Wants to Attract

10) Beyond Length, Width, Depth and Time


Not sure? Ask Peggy for the answers!

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A Mercy Filled Treat

Trick or Treat ChildrenIn a few days, children all around the country will knock on their neighbors doors hoping to fill their sacks full with treats.  The treats they will receive, however, does not compare to the treats that children that come aboard the Africa Mercy receive.  These children will not just receive a handful of chocolate and sweets - they will receive the gift of seeing for the first time, breathing easier or even walking because of the free, world-class surgeries they receive. 

There is, however, an even greater gift that children and adults alike receive when they are cared by the Mercy ...

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Share YOUR Story

Compassion International is inviting sponsors, radio listeners and child advocates to share their story of how intentional words and kind acts encouraged them as a young person.  Let's share motivating stories that will inspire people to Speak Up With Compassion®!

Watch Wess Stafford explain in this short video . . .

At Compassion's blog Wess Stafford continues his request for inspirational stories -- stories that we may one day hear on Speak Up With Compassion®.  Here's what he says:

Will you join our campaign to motivate adults to deliberately bless the children in their lives? We're gathering stories from across ...

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