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A Christ-centered Look at Life


I'm a young woman searching for something my generation hasn't found.  It's something
Janet Mefferd
offers.  She's been in Christian radio long enough to know what needs to be said.  Her credentials as a journalist, a gifted writer, a newscaster and a daily broadcaster advocating for biblical truth, make Janet Mefferd the ideal spokesperson to today's culture.

Janet Mefferd says, “I believe more than ever that we need to tell the truth about God's Word to this dying culture, and to put the news we're hearing into a solid biblical context." 

And that ...

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Engaging with the Book of Books


It was a normal Sunday morning.  I sat in church, my Bible covering my lap.  Nicely bound, footnotes included, printed clearly in my native language.  This Bible is especially meaningful to me; it's the one my parents presented to me on my 13th birthday.  That's when they "graduated" me from a kids' study Bible to the "adult version."  It's the only Bible with my name engraved in elegant gold script, and it's graced with a note from my parents on the first page.

I don't often stop to consider all it's taken to ...

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Spiritual Invitations

cross and clouds

Do you ever feel like you invite God into your life in the morning and, later that day, wonder where He is?

Much of my reflection recently has focused on where the Lord has placed me-- surrounded by invigorating communities and housed with a family that gives me far more than I deserve.

The problem is that I don't like to depend on others, or in other words..."receiving" does not come naturally.

In one of my recent quiet times, I opened my Bible and felt unrest.  I began to pray and felt unrest-- so much so that I ...

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What's Real and True

This coming December, I will have lived five decades.  When you reach a life milestone, it's inevitable that you would reflect more deeply about what's left of your life.  You may also find yourself wishing you could tell your younger self some things about how life really works, about what's real and true . . . about what really matters.

Listening to Joni Eareckson Tada's message at the recent memorial service for Elisabeth Elliot, so many of her reflections on what the life of this hero of the faith meant to her in her spiritual journey ministered to me ...

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It's a Willingness Thing



If you've ever talked with Barry Meguiar, you know his excitement is utterly contagious.  At this year's National Religious Broadcasters (NRB) Convention, Barry told me about a new mobile app he was building.  It houses many useful features for today's Christians—from on-demand videos and radio features, to daily stats for sparking evangelistic conversations ... but most fascinating to me was the "Eprayer" function.

Barry mentioned that the app even had a way for users to add an email address to the prayer request.  "That way, you can email them in a week and see how the progress ...

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Watching Rather than Witnessing


Have you ever wondered how new words get added to the dictionary?  In fact, that is the number one question for editors of the Merriam-Webster dictionary.  Their answer is very simple: usage.

I think the Merriam-Webster dictionary should add a term that is already included in the slang-based Urban Dictionary. That word is people-watching, defined by Urban Dictionary as "the action or practice of spending time idly observing people in a public place."

I was sitting at one of the gates at the Dallas-Fort Worth airport recently on a busy afternoon and rather than plugging into an electronic device, I ...

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