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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.

 

Why You Don’t Get Gold Stars in Evangelism

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"Profound."


It's not usually the first word that comes to mind when you think about comedy shows.  But as I listened to a conversation between two Christian comediansTim Hawkins and Michael Jr.I was struck by the weight of their thoughts.

The men discussed their transformation as performers when they moved from a mentality of trying to "get" laughs out of people ... to giving their audience the opportunity to laugh.


It's a transition from self-focused to others-focused.

And the truth is, comedian or notwe can all apply that "give" outlook to our lives!  Barry Meguiar is ...

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God is Providing

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Every Tuesday night at 7pm (EST), members of Times Square Church in New York City gather for a worldwide prayer meeting.  People from over 160 countries join them through their live stream- and this week, I was one of those people!  

Although I was tuning in from the opposite coast through my tiny laptop, the power and presence of the Spirit was all-encompassing.  Seats were full as the congregation cried out to God for their needs (many were specifically in need of jobs), and worshipped the ways in which He has, and will continue to, provide.

It's that passion ...

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Acts of Mercy

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"Showing mercy to one another is why all of us are here." - Don Stephens

 

My first few months of marriage have been nothing short of sweet. In fact, my husband and I have been pleasantly surprised at what a smooth and fun transition newlywed life has been.

However, as blessings and burdens often go hand-in-hand, building a new life together and staying on the same page isn't always easy.

In the midst of miscommunications and disagreements, I've been challenged to not only extend mercy-- but to accept the mercy that's given to me.

Let's be real ...

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I Thought 9/11 Was the Last Time

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Photo courtesy of NYPost

Waking up this morning to news of yet another terrorist attack, I reflected on the first time I heard the word "terrorist."  I was nine years old.  It was a day, perhaps, that many of us began to more deeply understand the definition of that unnerving term.  It was September 11, 2001.  I didn't expect acts of terror to become a trend over the next decade and a half.

As we approach the 15th anniversary of the events that seared 9/11 permanently in our mindsand simultaneously navigate the stormy waters of the ...

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40 Years of Faithfulness

In FamilyLife's recent Legacy Report (40th Anniversary Edition), Dennis Rainey says:

"When I look back on the history of FamilyLife, I can only say, in the words of Paul: 'Now to him who is able to do more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever, Amen.' (Eph. 3:20-21 ESV)"

All this week on "FamilyLife Today," co-founders Dennis and Barbara Rainey talk about FamilyLife's 40 years of ministry to marriages and families-starting ...

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A Q & A Session with Joni About Suffering

I met up recently with a high school friend who is struggling through some tough life situations.

We read through Psalms and prayed.  I also told him about Joni Eareckson Tada. While he'd heard about her (he'd heard her on the radio), he wasn't familiar with her ministry or her life story.

I took him to the Joni and Friends® Facebook page and played last Friday's Facebook Live event, A Question and Answer Session with Joni about Suffering.

He was ministered to from the very start when Doug Mazza, President of Joni and Friends®, introduced Joni ...

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