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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.

 

Born in Bethlehem, Living in Our Hearts

This Christmas season, I think we all would acknowledge that recent events in our world including the acts of terror at home and abroad, have caused us to pause and ask, "where is the hope?"

As Eric Metaxas stated in a recent BreakPoint® commentary, "Tyrants, ancient and modern, have tried to erase any sign of Jesus. It didn't work then, and it won't work now."  He goes onto share this important story . . .

If you ever find yourself in Bethlehem of Judea, there's one attraction you shouldn't miss. First, you'd need to stoop low enough to ...

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Intentionality at Christmas

Intentionality is a key word for me.  And particularly this time of year as I'm trying to be intentional about all things Christmas:  decorating, shopping, but especially and most importantly, not losing focus on the reason for the season.

In "Joni and Friends®" 4:00 daily programming leading to Christmas, Joni Eareckson Tada encourages us to be intentional  . . . to keep our eyes fixed on Jesus as we celebrate His wonderful birth:

Christmas time is a time for looking up.  Look up and marvel at the starry expanse above you.  God came down from there!  God left His heaven in ...

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A "New" Kind of New Year

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5...4...3...2...1! Happy New Year!

The New Year always seems to be a time of new - we seek change, make goals, and challenge ourselves to do more. 

While I've always thought of this "New Year mentality" as positive and beneficial, I've never thought of whether or not it's not

Yes, goals and change and challenges are always something I would encourage in others and welcome for myself, but what if those deep desires of my heart were able to be filled now, before the New Year? Even further, what if I'm looking in ...

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Our Savior

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Last Christmas, Elizabeth George (A Woman after God's Own Heart) wrote this lovely blog about our Savior, that I wanted to share with you.   It's so easy to get involved in the festivities of the holiday that we often overlook the importance of why, we as Christians, celebrate Christmas. 

Are you wondering, "Why do I need a Savior?" Many people ask this question when the Christmas season approaches. This is the reason Joseph was given regarding Jesus' birth: "And [Mary] will bring forth a Son, and you shall call His name Jesus, for He will save His people ...

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Blending Family Traditions

Did you know that according to a recent poll, nearly a quarter of Americans reported feeling "extreme stress" during the holiday season with 69% of them stressed by the lack of time to do it all and 51% are feeling the "pressure to give or get gifts."

This is the season of hope and joyous celebration. Yet, according to these statistics it more often is a time of great stress and anxiety.  

FamilyThis month on FamilyLife Today, Ron Deal, Executive Director of FamilyLife Blended joins Dennis Rainey to talk about the stress points that hamper our ability to enjoy this ...

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5 Things to Think About at Christmas

This time of year there's much to do and much on our minds.  In addition to the routine of life, with Christmas comes the decorating, festivities and gift buying.  More and more it seems we have to make a concerted effort at Christmas to keep the main thing, the main thing.

That's why I'm so thankful for for the wise and Biblical insights shared on "Daily Light for Daily Living®" from Anne Graham Lotz.

Take a moment to look away from your Christmas "to-do list" and think about these 5 things Anne shares in a week series ...

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