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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.

 

Mercy Ships® to Deploy to Benin: Summer 2016

Mercy Ships® is off on the right foot this New Year!  

The Africa Mercy has just received work that they are officially approved to deploy to the nation of Benin for the August 2016-June 2017 field service.

With that exciting news in hand, here are some fun facts about Benin:

  • It is one of the most stable and safest countries in the region
  • It has a history of peaceful transitions between governments through democratic elections
  • It has a progressive government striving to modernize the country and eradicate poverty
  • It is still considered one of the poorest nations in the world ...
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5 Ways to Connect with Museum of the Bible at NRB

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What is your vision—the reason your organization exists?  In college, one of the most memorable courses I took was Nonprofit Management.  With this question of vision, the professor told the class each word in a vision statement must be both strategic and essential.  When he turned us loose to practice writing our own visions, one of his criterion was, Could this description fit comfortably onto a T-shirt?  If it's too long, start over.

Every time I read Museum of the Bible's vision, I think about that class.  Museum of the Bible (MOTB) exists "to invite all people ...

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What DOES It All Mean?

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"I've known Jesus since I was six, but I didn't give him my whole heart until today.  Now I understand what it actually means."

Chills ran down my spine.  I hung onto each word.  The 3rd grader who stated them with profound conviction is the same child who, during the past several months' Sunday School lessons, interrupted incessantly, paid little attention, and rushed out as soon as her mother was in sight.

I presumed she wanted little to do with church.  As her small group leader, I thought to myself every week, "At least she's coming ...

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Celebrating 50 Years of Preaching

garlowThis Sunday marks a very special milestone for Jim Garlow, Pastor of Skyline Church (San Diego CA) and speaker for "The Garlow Perspective."  Read on as Jim shares this personal update . . .

"50 years ago (January 30, 1966) I preached my 1st sermon - as a college freshman - in our little country church called Morgan Chapel (pictured) located out in the country on a dirt road (the building is gone now) 3 miles west of Ames, KS (pop. 50 or so?)

This weekend, I have invited several high school and college students who are called to preaching to co-preach with me at ...

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3 Ways You Can Meet with Janet Mefferd at NRB

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The countdown is on ... 34 days until we're en route to Nashville, TN, for this year's NRB Convention, #Proclaim16!  Personally, I'm looking forward to my second Convention ... last year, you graciously welcomed me into the Christian radio family and I can't wait for February's "family reunion!"

A pivotal member of that reunion is Janet Mefferd, host of the daily talk show, Janet Mefferd Today.  An experienced journalist and lover of all things biblical, Janet's show is heard on over 150 radio outlets in only four months!

She says:

"The Lord has used the medium ...

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Praying for Life

In two weeks, hundreds of thousands of people will join the March for Life in Washington, DC. What if there were three times that many praying?

As Eric Metaxas shared recently on "BreakPoint®," January 22nd is the 43rd anniversary of the worst Supreme Court decision in our nation's history.  With Roe v. Wade, seven robed men gave America some of the most permissive abortion-on-demand laws in the world.  Since that time, nearly 60 million unborn children have been killed in the womb.

January is the month so many American Christians memorialize the unborn through Sanctity of Life Sunday (January ...

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