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Ministry Updates

Join us in Strengthening Stepfamilies

"Don't expect your new spouse to feel the same about your children as you do. It's a good fantasy, but stepparents won't care for your children to the same degree that you do. This is not to say that stepparents and stepchildren can't have close bonds; they can. But it won't be the same...Expect to have different opinions and to disagree on parenting decisions." (Ron Deal)

Many folks will think this is a harsh statement (I did when I first read it) ... and for many others, it just won't apply to their stepfamily ...

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Timely Words from Joni

One of my favorite verses in the Bible is from Proverbs 15:23, "A man hath joy by the answer of his mouth: and a word spoken in due season, how good is it!"

Indeed, a timely word is a good thing - whether shared in a radio message like "Joni and Friends®," or shared in person as Joni Eareckson Tada did last week at the Billy Graham Library.  Joni's message to the 300 + crowd  resonated with many of the people who gathered to hear her.

"She's such an inspiration," said Dee Dee Rinehart, who drove up from Rock ...

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For the First Time Ever: Mercy Ships® Redirects Course

Mercy Ships®For the first time in its 36-year history, Mercy Ships® has redirected its course.  Because of the anomalous Ebola outbreak in West Africa, 400 Mercy Ships® volunteers from 40 nations are sailing down a new path to engage with the nation of Madagascar as their next field service.

Donovan Palmer, Mercy Ships® Group Managing Director, stated, "While we had been looking at the possibility of coming to Madagascar, we have decided to come earlier and to postpone our plans with Guinea and Benin due to the Ebola crisis in the West Africa region."

President of the Republic of Madagascar, Hery ...

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What We Do is Important

What we say is important, but what we do is more important," the late Truett Cathy, Founder of the Chick-fil-A restaurant chain.

In an interview which was first featured in Decision Magazine in 2002, Cathy shared, "When we moved into our current headquarters, I called a meeting of our executive committee to ask ourselves some important questions: "Why are we here?" "Why are we in business?" "What is our corporate purpose?" We established the purpose that drives our company: "To glorify God by being a faithful steward of all that is entrusted to us"

"He was a fine Christian gentleman ...

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It's Time for the Challenge

max-lucadoLately, I've been thinking a lot about prayer.  Partly, that is because the team here at AAA is working on a few big projects that focus on prayer.  But, it's also because God's been so good in my life that I've been prompted to reflect on my relationship with Himand how much sweeter it could be if I talked more with Him.

If you're like me, too often we pray when we need deliverance from an unwaveringly difficult situation, or when God's blessed us beyond our expectations and we just have to stop ...

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911 – An Urgent Call to Pray for Jerusalem

At any given time, I have number of friends and loved ones on my mind.  These days, there are two individuals utmost in my thoughts -- one I've known for years who has served in Christian radio in the midst of treatment for pancreatic cancer and a little girl I've never met whose cancer journey has hit a deep valley.  My heart is burdened to pray for both daily.

Anne Graham Lotz shares in a recent blog, "When God commands us to pray, it's for a reason.  He knows what's coming."

I don't know what's ...

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