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After 7-7-7: Now What?

I just returned from a vacation in Atlanta.  A great trip, though, no matter how many vacations, trips and flights I take, most would agree, one of the hardest parts of traveling is the waiting - in the TSA line, through the lay-over, to board and then, disembark the plane.

And, as Anne Graham Lotz shares, it's the waiting that is the hardest part when it comes to the Spirit's leading. 

As the 7-7-7, An Urgent Call to Prayer initiative concluded last week, Anne shares that now begins the hard part which requires "enormous discipline and self-control" . . . waiting for ...

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Just call me crazy—“Car Crazy!”

ChevyWhat can I say--I grew up in Motown, spent five years of my working career at General Motors, my sister retired from GM after 44 years, and my first car?

Oh yeah. . .a 1956 Chevy, robin's egg blue with big ol' white wall tires!

Loved that car!

But the hot "town car" in Detroit has and always will be the Corvette--my dream car since I was a teenager.

So when I picked up my new Corvette Stingray several weeks ago, among the first to know was Barry Meguiar and Mike and Leslie Kennedy, our ministry partners with "Revival Outside ...

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Christians and the Political Debate: How far should we go?

Jim Garlow politicsWhen I record with Jim Garlow for "The Garlow Perspective", we never lack for  something of interest to chat about while we wait for the next set up.

Recently I was telling him about my response to an event in Long Beach where I live, and his come-back was, "You ought to present that to City Hall."

There's no question Jim Garlow addresses the issues of the day with passion and insight.  And it's not because he's politically motivated--he's biblically-motivated and isn't afraid to confront the hot issues of the day intelligently and biblically ...

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A New Kind of Freedom

Several months ago, Dennis Rainey sent an email to staff and ministry friends that started like this ...

"Last week I went to prison ...


to speak at a graduation ceremony."  

Dennis quickly explained the purpose of his visit to the Arkansas prison and shared how one ministry staff person had been leading a group of prisoners through the video series Stepping Up.  This opportunity came about after the prison chaplain saw the video and received approval from the Warden.  Well as you might imagine, several things happened as result, including these high points:

  • 136 men signed up to go through ...
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Providing Help and Hope for Moms

It was 14 years ago when I became a mom for the first time and when I look back at the baby and toddler years, I honestly don’t know how I survived some of those days when I felt so overwhelmed and inadequate.  Now, as my kids enter their teenage years, I find that there are a whole lot of other things to worry about!

Motherhood certainly creates various stages of pressure for women, while impacting the family around them.  The ministry of Revive Our Hearts continues to hear ...

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Pleasing the Father

The BeachOne of the benefits of living near the ocean is taking frequent trips to the beach. I was there, in fact, last weekend - enjoying boogie boarding with friends and diving through salty waves. It was delightful.

However, in my rush to get to the water, I didn't pay the closest attention to where I parked. It looked like a curb - but it was not. Incidentally (as I was to discover), I parked in a residential driveway.

Unfortunately, when the homeowner attempted to back out of his driveway, my car was blocking his path. He did what most of us ...

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