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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.

 

Seeking Solitude

Max-LucadoIn the past several weeks, I've dug into my Bible and talked with God more than I had for a long time.  When I am involved in every activity I can find, I don't make time for the Lord.  And that's damaging.

Max Lucado
recently shared, "We'll try anything to get rid of our loneliness.  But should we?  Should we be so quick to drop it?  Could it be that loneliness is a gift?  A gift from God?"

Loneliness can come in a variety of forms.  In the American culture, it's easy to feel lonely ...

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BreakPoint® Responds to Supremes' Ruling on Marriage

On Monday, June 29th, "BreakPoint®" airs a special broadcast with John Stonestreet who reacts to the Supreme Court's ruling on the definition of marriage.  He shares . . .

"I'd like to start by stating what should be obvious to the Christian: while five justices of the Supreme Court have ordered the legal recognition of same-sex marriage, the court cannot redefine marriage itself, just as Roe v. Wade did not redefine the sanctity of human life. And, just as Roe marked a new phase in the struggle for the sanctity of life and the dignity of new persons, Friday's ...

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Are We Redefining Marriage?

We cannot sacrifice truth on the altar of "love." We have to be kind, we have to be compassionate, but we have to be truthful.  -Dennis Rainey

Hearing the decision handed down by the Supreme Court Justice last Friday-legalizing same-sex marriage in every state-was disappointing news to be sure, but not unexpected.  In fact, Dennis Rainey and Bob Lepine, as well as FamilyLife's Board of Directors, met just days prior to Friday's court ruling to discuss how they would respond.  As Dennis put it in a letter to constituents, "Words matter."

This week on "FamilyLife Today," Dennis and ...

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5-4 Decision: Be a Churchill

Just days before Friday's Supreme Court ruling on the definition of marriage, Pastor Jim Garlow released this article saying that his biggest concern is how Christian leaders will react to the decision, and stressed that now is the time for the Christian community to be courageous.

And now that we know the Supreme Court's decision, Jim Garlow shares his response in special replacement programs airing on "The Garlow Perspective" this Monday (6/29) and Tuesday (6/30).

Jim warns, "We're about to find out whether pastors, Christian leaders, Christian college presidents, and followers of Jesus Christ will ...

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Definition of a Hero

The term "hero" is thrown around freely these days.  Seems its very definition has become relative in our society.

I think it's pretty easy to define what makes a hero though -- an ordinary person who does extraordinary things, someone who inspires us to continue on when life becomes challenging and, someone who doesn't consider themselves to be a hero in their own mind.

Joni Eareckson Tada is a hero to many - including me.  Decades later, in spite of a diving accident which left her paralyzed, she continues to minister to others globally as she lives out a life ...

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Who Gets the Glory in Salvation?

John-Sorensen-Share-Life-Today"What must I do to be saved?"

This is the famous question the
Philippian jailer posed to Paul and Silas in the Book of Acts.  Yet even though 2,000 years have passed, many people today still don't know the correct answer to that question!

Dr. John Sorensen, president of Evangelism Explosion, notes that there are three prevailing views today on how one is saved from sin:

1. You save yourself by being a good person (Glory be to me!).

2. You do your part in saving yourself by performing good works, and Jesus does His part by dying ...

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