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Ministry Updates

Springtime!

springtimeSpring is almost here and after your home has been closed up all winter won't it be nice to open up the windows and let fresh, spring air and sunshine in? 

It feels so good to air out and freshen your home up with a little spring cleaning!

To help you get started, here are a few of Emilie Barnes' "speed cleaning" techniques:

  • First put on some lively music with a fast beat.  This will help you move and clean faster, and it won't be so boring!

  • Always start at the top of the room and work down ...
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A Heart for the Lives of Others

It's true.  Pictures are worth a thousand words.  As we welcomed Brad Mattes to the Ambassador offices last week, he shared pictures from his recent trip to Ethiopia where he was filming for his TV program, Facing Life Head-On. The faces of those he met spoke thousands of words. 

And yet, it was Brad's words about the elderly and destitute Ethiopians he met which linger most in my soul, "If you don't give them love, you give them nothing."

A heart for the lives of others . . . whether young or old, that's the passion and commitment Brad ...

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God's Promise

Elizabeth George"For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future" (Jeremiah 29:11).

The Lord's promise is so encouraging and comforting!  But do you ever find yourself thinking that you'd really like to know what that plan is?  I sure do!

On "A Woman after God's Own Heart," Elizabeth George, talks about trusting that God does have a plan our lives. 

She reminds us that we don't need to worry about what the plan is or live ...

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Women Finding Freedom in Christ

Just the idea of being sent away to prison can be unthinkable.  Yet, so many of us live "imprisoned" to our (fill in the blank: _____.)  Well, every day through the radio ministry of Revive Our Hearts, Nancy Leigh DeMoss is calling women to release their offenses and ultimately find freedom in Christ.  And, yes, this message has even reached those who are living behind real prison bars.

I'd like you to watch this video with thanks to the Revive Our Hearts' team who captured quite possibly the most moving moment from the entire True Woman '12 Conference.  How ...

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Remarkable Stories

Serving as FamilyLife's Weekend to Remember® promotions coordinator affords me the opportunity to witness God in the midst of broken and healthy marriages.  Some of the most remarkable stories though are hearing of couples on the brink of divorce who attend a getaway weekend and come away from the conference leaving divorce papers behind (literally!).

Last week I experienced firsthand another kind of remarkable story.  Ellen, who won a much-needed Weekend to Remember® registration, shared with me her struggles of being newly married following 10 years of single parenthood.  She admitted her greatest challenge was being a wife, a ...

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Precise Observations of Calvary

They make the difference between simply reading about the crucifixion and having a sense of being an eyewitness.  Those precise observations come from the gospel writers and provide pertinent details that will add dramatically to your listeners worship this Easter.  And that's why Grace to You® believes it's important for listeners to tune in when John MacArthur explains the critical yet often overlooked details from Calvary in his study The Crucifixion Chronicle (airs March 11-21).   

Then in the week leading up to Easter Sunday, John gives us more reason to be confident in The Resurrection of Jesus Christ ...

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