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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.

 

Planned Parenthood Aftermath -- Act and Pray

I'm a mom of three and with two of them driving, a recent Bloomberg report struck a chord with me. 

The report notes that while teens don't always listen to parents, they watch them.  "A lot of parents don't understand that they're the No. 1 influence when it comes to teaching their teens how to drive," Kyle Donash, a spokesman for Allstate.

While I could certainly work on my parenting skills, I'm thankful that I've had taken opportunities to show my children the importance of refraining from such risky behavior while driving.

The recent ...

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Living According to Our Call

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What would you be willing to give up to change the life of a loved one? 

A recent blog from Mercy Ships® entitled "What a Difference a Week Makes" tells the story of Zakael, a seven-year-old boy from Madagascar.

Zakael developed a cyst on his neck shortly after birth, and his family was desperate to have the deformity removed but did not have the means to get it treated. 

After seven years, Mercy Ships® showed up!  Zahael, Zakael's father, stepped out in faith by deciding to take his son to the ship, selling the family's last remaining treasures ...

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Burn Baby Burn

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Burn Baby, Burn

Question: What sport burns, in six minutes, the same amount of energy as two non-stop, back-to-back basketball games?

The answer is crewing.

That fact was news to me, even though I have two daughters who both rowed from their 7th grade summer all the way into college.  I happily spent countless hours at high school and college regattas waiting for those magic seven minutes of each child's race.  I'm sure I complained a couple of times during the passing of all those events.  But as painful as the waiting might have been, it was ...

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Spiritual Fingerprints

Hard to believe that July 4th has come and gone - signifying not only the quickly passing summer but also, the all too quickly half way mark of 2015.

It's common to pause in December as the year nears its close to reflect on the goals accomplished and those which fell to the way side. Looking back to my 2015 goals today though, it's easy to see that I'll need to do some recalibrating to be further along in two particular goals:  spending more time in the Word and taking opportunities to serve where He is leading ...

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God's Sufficient Grace

"I could use your prayers right now."

"I really need to see God's inexplicable love right now."

Those are two of the recent texts on my phone.   They came from a dear friend who is walking through a deep valley.

As I was  encouraging her with Bible verses about God's love and promises, I also sent her the link to a recent "Daily Light for Daily Living®" the daily 1:00 feature from Anne Graham Lotz - the program was titled, "God 's Sufficient Grace:"

"What's troubling you right now?  Is it sickness? Loss of a job? Did ...

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The Heart God Revives

Are you a proud person or a broken person?  Nancy Leigh DeMoss asked that question to a group of ministry workers twenty years ago this month.  Their response was surprising, and those in attendance still remember that message twenty years later.  Listeners will hear how God used a message of brokenness on Revive Our Hearts programs airing July 6-10.

Nancy says, God wants to restore our "first love" for Jesus, rekindle the fire of devotion that once burned brightly in our hearts, reconcile broken relationships, and rebuild the parts of our lives that are in a state of disrepair.  In ...

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