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1/2011

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

Keeping a Heavenly Focus

UpWords® Pink BalloonsIt was a very different Christmas celebration than what we had originally anticipated.  Grandma Wallace was a wonderful example of Christ's love . . . and it was the first time we weren't able to spend Christmas with her.

Grandma lived a life worth living.  As we shared our stories, it was clear that her incredible love for others overflowed from her deep relationship with God.  It was no mistake that we all set our eyes toward Heaven in celebration of her life well-lived.

I too want to live well.  This is exactly what UpWords® with Max Lucado is all about ...

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A "Slave" for Christ

Slave by John MacArthurWith NRB quickly approaching, I'm reminded of the Sunday morning worship message John MacArthur gave in 2009.  It was the first time I had heard the Greek word "Dulous" used - translated means slave - to identify us as followers of Jesus Christ!  What a revelation that was for me ... and I believe thousands of attendees who heard that same message. 

Coinciding with the release of his new book Slave, John MacArthur delivers again a compelling message on this subject.  Understandably, for many folks the very word slave is an offensive term but in his three day series "Slaves for Christ ...

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Be Ready to be Interrupted

HCJB Global responds to Haiti disasterWhen your day is interrupted, how do you respond?  I'll tell you how a large ministry like HCJB Global responds, but first -- consider your reaction when you are:

  • Interrupted by a jury summons, overflowing washing machine, spilled coffee.
  • Interrupted by someone else's needs, concerns, lack of planning.
  • Interrupted by a child's disobedience, car accident, diagnosis.

Of course, there are welcome interruptions (like a co-worker stopping by your desk with a candy bar) -- but the ones we're most familiar with usually cause us to loathe the source of the disruption in our day, in our life.

How ...

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Joni and Friends®— NRB Hymn Sing

Hymn SingingI will sing of the Lord's great love forever;

With my mouth I will make your faithfulness known through all generations.

I will declare that your love stands firm forever,

That you established your faithfulness in heaven itself.

-- Psalms 89: 1-2

I love singing. Whether it's with the church choir, in the car, the shower or going down the aisles of the grocery store (especially then, because people think I'm nuts), singing is something I'm drawn to.

That's why I love our time with Joni at NRB so much! There's nothing better than gathering ...

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Cameras leave, ministry stays

Compassion International Speak Up With Compassion® Haitian GirlThe anniversary of the quake in Haiti has come and gone.  While reporters and video cameras have left Haiti, thankfully the work of ministries like Compassion International remains!

Were you one of the many radio stations who helped "Remember Haiti with Compassion"?  Stations like Way-FM, KSGN, WRXT, WPER and WBYO (just to name a few)?

As a direct result of station partnerships, well over 2,000 kids were sponsored in Haiti.  Incredible!  In a country in desperate need of hope and healing, Compassion is infusing this dark corner of the world with help by releasing children from poverty . . . in Jesus ...

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Sacrifice, Suffering, Struggle

  • Monday, January 17, 2011
  • Evelyn Gibson
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Martin Luther King Jr."Every step toward the goal of justice requires sacrifice, suffering, and struggle; the passionate concern of dedicated individuals."
-Martin Luther King Jr.

Martin Luther King, Jr. was shot down on the balcony of his motel in Memphis in 1968.  He would have been 82 years old on January 15. 

The 60s began with an assassination that shocked the world and ended with two that were widely predicted in a nation enmeshed in violence-Martin Luther King, Jr. in April of 1968 and Robert Kennedy in June of that same year.  It was a decade of division, violence, agonizing conflict in homes ...

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