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The New Centurions

This weekend, I’ll have the personal delight of being commissioned as one in the class of 2013-14 Centurions at the Colson Center’s Wilberforce Weekend celebration.  Participating in this discipleship program has been a very rewarding experience for me and I highly recommend it for believers, especially leaders in media and ministry, who desire training in reaching those in their personal mission field with teaching that is grounded in Christian worldview.

Our class will embody the tenth year of Chuck Colson's vision of Christian leaders trained to think ...

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Tragedy in Little Rock

Sunday night as I was watching the news about the tornadoes that ripped through Central Arkansas my thoughts and prayers immediately turned to our friends at FamilyLife.

Then Monday morning the ministry released on their Facebook page this personally devasting loss...

Our FamilyLife family is grieving the death of our friend and colleague Rob Tittle and two of his children in last night's tornadoes in Arkansas. Rob is survived by his wife Kerry and seven children.

Four of the children also sustained broken bones, and their home was completely destroyed. Please join us in prayer for Kerry and the ...

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Life Bookends

AwanaThere are seasons in our lives we call "bookends" -- times and experiences with a distinct beginning and end. 

I had such a season.  Its beginning was 18 years ago.  It came to an end this past Sunday.

It was 1996 and my oldest started in the AWANA program.  I began volunteering in the Sparks Group (kindergarten through 2nd grade) the same year.

My youngest just completed her last year of AWANA this past Sunday and I'd felt God leading me to do the same. So, after 18 years, I led my last AWANA Sparks meeting.

It's been ...

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Contentment

content womanWhile reading my daily devotional "A Woman after God's Own Heart by Elizabeth George" her message, "Stop Complaining" really hit home with me. 

After praying about the message, the Lord showed me that instead of complaining, what I needed was a thankful heart.  He reminded me He was there working His will for me in everything -- good and bad.

Elizabeth quotes Philippians 4:11-13 where the apostle Paul writes, "I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances.  I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty.  I have learned ...

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Your Credit Card is an Idol

Credit Card Stack

“God said ‘You shall have no other gods before me,’ and your credit card is an idol.”

I clearly remember when I first heard that thought.  I found it a little hard to swallow at first.  Frankly, I can’t imagine life without the convenience of a credit card.  But as I thought about it, I actually came to understand, and agree, with that line of thinking. 

The fact is, as much as a credit card is an important part of our daily life, it can become an idol.

You see, when ...

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Every Life is A Blessing

My friend Lisa's son, Zachary just celebrated his 18th birthday . . . though he doesn't know it.

Zachary has a rare form of epilepsy which includes grand mal seizures, autistic tendencies and severe developmental challenges. He will likely not progress beyond the mental abilities of a toddler.

While I watch my 18 year old son prepare for high school graduation, fill out job applications and enroll in college in the fall, Lisa is immersed in the paperwork of setting up Zach's conservatorship and SSI Disability.

Lisa carries a huge responsibility on her shoulders taking care of Zach -- from the ...

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