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My deepest desire is to be a Woman after God's Own Heart . . .  a godly woman.  One molded by and used of God.  And, without God's leading and intervention it won't happen.  That is my daily prayer. 

Elizabeth George (A Woman after God's Own Heart) says that praying to become a godly woman is a worthy prayer, but she also asks, "What does a godly woman do?  How does she act?  What is it about her that marks her out as a godly woman?" 

Those are the answers I need.   Elizabeth points to Titus 2:3-5 where you will find the character qualities of a godly woman.  She says the 10 most important priorities for women are: 

Wisdom

Godly Speech

Love of Husband

Love of Family

Love of Home

Purity

Personal Discipline

Goodness

Ministry to Others

Christ-like Behavior

If you share Elizabeth's and my prayer to become a godly woman, read Titus 2:3-5 and ask God to show you how to develop these qualities in your life.  It won't be an overnight change, but it will be well worth the end results! 

Blessings,

Sheri Cooper

Ambassador: We Connect. Ministry and Media.

 

The Ultimate Freebie List for Families

Family Freebie List

It's better than a list of free product samples, free outdoor activities, and even free food.  We're talking about the ultimate freebie list for helping families thrive -- and we want you to share it!  The list includes a free marriage assessment, family election activity kit, important guide for safety in public restrooms -- and even a parent's guide to Pokémon Go.

Focus on the Family is committed to providing timely resources to help families navigate the world in which we live.  And we can't do it without you!  Share on social media, insert in your weekly ...

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My Favorite Olympic Moment

My favorite Olympic moment is one that epitomizes sportsmanship.

New Zealand runner Nikki Hamblin was lying on the track, after a heavy fall and the reality of her chances at medaling, over. Unexpectedly, she felt a hand on her shoulder and heard someone saying to her, "Get up. We have to finish this."

It was American Abbey D'Agostino, offering to help. In response, Hamblin recalls thinking, "Yup, yup, you're right. This is the Olympics Games. We have to finish this."

Both runners were on their feet and continuing in the race, but D'Agostino was in pain. She ...

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#WorldHumanitarianDay

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On #WorldHumanitarianDay, Mercy Ships® celebrates students in Africa who can return to school because they received surgeries to remove tumors, straighten crooked feet, repair cleft lips or correct other maladies that once made them outcasts.

My back-to-school season often looked like a trip to the mall with my mom for new clothes, and a Starbucks-in-hand at Target while we filled the cart with notebooks, folders, glue, and mechanical pencils.  While I was always excited to see the friends I hadn't been able to connect with all summer, I typically dreaded even thinking about getting back into the routine of ...

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What Did You Learn During the Olympics?

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It's hard to believe the much-anticipated Olympics are already more than half-way over!  Usually, the Bible is not the first thing I think about while enjoying the events.

This year, though, I'm not alone in pondering the Book of Books while watching the Gamesas the listeners of over 200 radio outlets nationwide are hearing about the Bible's influence on the traditions of the Olympic Games, as well as on the lives of its athletes.

A hit this summer in the Christian radio community
Museum of the Bible's half-hour dramatized program, The Bible: Impacting the 2016 ...

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Olympic Lingerings

As quickly as the Olympics came, they're nearly done. But three memories in particular will linger for me. 

First, of course, "Zika."  The infectious story will remain long after Sunday's closing celebration.  Frankly, we may not live to see the end of the consequences of the Zika virus.  Currently, there's no vaccine nor any medicine capable of treating the disease.

Secondly, "The Water."  How is it possible a city as cosmopolitan as Rio can allow their harbor, and several race sites, be so polluted with human waste?  It's left a stench-filled mark on both the city ...

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It Only Takes a Spark

One of my favorite memories from college was time spent in my sorority house.  Alpha Delta Pi was founded on the highest ideals of Christian womanhood and after Monday night dinners, we'd often sing Christian songs -- one of my favorites was "It Only Takes a Spark."  The first stanza always spoke to me:

It only takes a spark

To get a fire going

And soon all those around

Can warm up in its glowing

That's how it is with God's love

Once you've experienced it

You spread His love to ev'ryone

You want to pass ...

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