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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.

 

A Day With Max Lucado

Biola-Max-Lucado-Glory-Days-PrayerIt was 9:15 AM on October 7, 2015.  I joined a crowd of students walking to the Biola University gymnasium in La Mirada, CA.  Max Lucado would soon be addressing 800-900 students, staff, faculty, and guests.  This day had been on the calendar for months.  And now it was finally here.

After the privilege of serving Max's radio ministry for 15 months,
I would finally get to meet him!

I found my seat next to Jim Sanders.  When I looked to the left and saw Max sitting only two seats away, I thought, So this is how it ...

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Stories with Purpose

"Then the disciples came and asked him, 'Why do you speak to them in parables?' He answered, To you it has been given to know the secrets of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it has not been given. For to those who have, more will be given, and they will have an abundance; but from those who have nothing, even what they have will be taken away. The reason I speak to them in parables is that 'seeing they do not perceive, and hearing they do not listen, nor do they understand." - Matthew 13:10-13

This month on ...

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Being the Right Kind of Mean

Growing up our family gathered at my aunt and uncle's house for the holidays.  As kids we so looked forward to those get-togethers with all the cousins.  However, the anticipation of any fun would soon be squelched the minute we pulled into my aunt's driveway because invariably my dad had to remind his children of a few things:

  • Don't touch anything that's not yours.
  • No running in the house.
  • Mind your manners.

My cousins on the other hand, never got those same instructions from their parents--which explains why they eventually referred to my dad (Henry) as ...

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Tell me a story ...

Cary-Summers-Bible-MOTBMy grandmother could tell stories from the Old Testament in a way that made my hair stand up: the burning bush, the parting of the Red Sea, and the plagues, always a favorite!

She lived with my family for the last 10 years of her life
until she was 103.  And there weren't many days in that decade when I didn't ask her to "tell me a story."

I realized later the impact of these stories on my love of the Bible—a devotion that continues today.

In this season of my life, it's a distinct privilege ...

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Back to the Future Again

Recently I noticed one of the cable networks promoted a marathon of the Marty McFly movies, Back to the Future. The first in the series was fun, but IMHO, things went downhill after that.

(Frankly, I think the word "sequel" is roughly equivalent to "entropy," confirming the Second Law of Thermodynamics with very few exceptions.   For me, the BTTF films proved the sequelian theory: each successive movie is worse than the one before.)

So, I wasn't interested in joining the marathon . . . until they reminded me of one critical piece of movie trivia.  The "future" date on the DeLorean's ...

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Blog Review | Parables: The Mysteries of God's Kingdom Revealed Through the Stories Jesus Told

Parables-John-MacArthur-Blog-Review

**Feel free to use this blog review at your own site!  And, let us know when you do (just email Evelyn@ambaa.com), so we can link to you on social media!

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"Dim lighting.

The pulpit is totally gone, replaced by a stage and screen.

The key staff people are those whose main task is directing

the drama team or film crew.

Telling storiesmore hospitable, more meaningful,

more genteel than brute facts or unambiguous truth claims.

Tell a story.  Jesus did it."

And in the opening pages, John MacArthur holds no punches in setting the tone for what he ...

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