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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.

 

NOT Just the Facts, Please!

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Wednesday in San Bernardino, California ... 14 dead.  21 injured.  And the rest of the nation left in solemn shock.

Police officers rush to the scene, reporters scramble to gather the facts, and the White House delivers an emergency address.  In a world where these horrific attacks increasingly run the risk of becoming labeled commonplace or routine, it can be a challenge to truly process what's going on.

To really process involves much more than contemplating the news reports.  It requires digesting the facts and employing the heart to decipher each event through the lens of our worldview.  As you ...

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Jesus is NOT the Reason for the Season

"Jesus is not the reason for the season."

Recently I heard one person declare that contrarian view, belying the trite bumper sticker which reminds us of the "Christ" in "Christmas."

Now, I assumed their statement was primarily designed to get my attention (just like it was mine, to get yours).  But then I wondered how they would explain such a seemingly contradictory declaration.  It seems almost sacrilegious to say anything but "Jesus is the reason for the season."

They went on to say, "No, Jesus isn't the reason for the season, you are the reason for the season."  OK ...

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Your Guide to Witnessing at Christmas

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There's no better time of the year to lead people to Jesus Christ than right now!

We know Jesus is the reason for the season—but many people we see every day have no idea.  Whether you're fueling your car, picking up groceries, buying Christmas presents, or even serving at church, people around you are wondering what Christmas is all about.

And you can tell them!  If you're like me, the hardest part of witnessing is breaking the ice.  During the holidays, we have an "automatic" ice breaker
the season!  You can ask simple questions like:

1 ...

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What Does it Mean to Walk with Jesus Christ?

John MacArthur says "walk" is a New Testament term meaning a step at a time, a day at a time. It describes life, the progress, and the direction of life.  Throughout the NT we read about a "worthy walk," "walking in love," "walking in truth"--all of that, John says, means "walking in Christ."  

So how does one take that first step? And what does it mean to walk with Jesus Christ? It's a question many new believers have asked, even those who have been a Christian for decades.  Likely many of your listeners are seeking answers to those ...

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Advent Starts Now

Christmas-Tree-Max-Lucado-UpWords®What Advent traditions mark this season for you?  As children, my sisters and I enjoyed those cardboard Advent calendars from the grocery store—you know, the kind where you eat one chocolate per day all December long.  I even got one this year to keep the nostalgia of childhood alive :-).

Last year, I started a new tradition when a friend presented me with a copy of Max Lucado's In the Manger: 25 Inspirational Selections for Advent.  So this morning, after chomping on a piece of chocolate, I dug into today's selection.

Max beautifully sets up the season ...

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What Time is It?

It's easy to look at world events and get depressed.  Terrorism, unrest, and division can tempt a lot of people to think there is no hope.  Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth says the events of our day are very sobering, but instead of responding in fear, she encourages us to seek the Lord and call out to God in prayer.

On "Revive Our Hearts" programs in December, Nancy shares why it's an exciting time to be serving the Lord and inspires listeners to seek what God might have in store, for such a time as this!  Listeners will be encouraged ...

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