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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.

 

There's Something for Everyone!

Did you happen to hear what listeners heard last month on "FamilyLife Today"?  I made it a point to tune in regularly and was so pleased to find out Dennis Rainey and Bob Lepine tackled a myriad of difficult subjects, including one that remains a cultural debate, even among Christians.

Here's a look at a few that captured my attention (with my take-away in italics):

  • What the Bible says about homosexuality ... Hearing Kevin DeYoung's biblical insight into what God's Word says about this subject provided me with clarity on how I'm to respond to close relatives ...
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Women of the Word

I'm currently reading a very inspirational and practical new book called, Women of the Word: How to Study the Bible with Both Our Hearts and Our Minds by Jen Wilkin who is a speaker and teacher of women's Bible studies.  It's a book about equipping women through Bible study.

In my experience as a participant of many Bible study groups through the years, most studies fail to recognize that the Bible is a book about God because the teaching leads us to believe that the Bible is a book about us.  Jen writes . . .

"We think that if ...

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New for Radio this Father's Day

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I remember the first time my sister Chloe threatened to run away from home (yes, she did that a lot as a child).  She was five.  And she was ready to be on her own.  With a small sack of her most sacred belongings, she confidently marched out the front door and down the driveway.

Seven steps into her expedition, she looked back and decided this was not her time for freedom.  As the older sister, my worry was relieved when she bounded back into the safety of our home.

Looking back on moments like these, we chuckle and think ...

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#FathersDay

In Scripture the word "father" is found more than 1,100 times.  A father's involvement in the lives of his children is vitally important -- nearly every study conducted in the social sciences confirms what the Bible teaches . . . fathers matter.

I'm thankful to have many memories of my father -- some of which come vividly to mind when I hear certain songs like Nat King Cole's Stardust.

Whenever I hear this old standard, I'm 10 years old and back in the living room of the home I grew up in . . . sitting around the turntable and listening to LPs ...

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Being Salt & Light

Bible-revival-outside-the-walls-barry-meguiarMy name is Selah.  It always has been … but recently, I’ve been learning to capitalize on it.  Here’s what I mean.


“Selah” is a term from Psalms that means “stop and meditate on the Lord.”  As a teenager, peers thought it was equally cool and weird to be named after that kind of thing.  As a pastor’s kid with this type of “branded” name, I tried to play down the Psalm reference—you know, so I could fit in.

That’s sad because being named after a biblical term ...

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When Will Isn't Enough

Max-LucadoSeveral weeks ago, I fell prey to a nasty cold.  The first four days of the virus, I was in denial.  I went to work and church and ran errands, just like a normal week.

Then, on day #5, I finally admitted to being sick.  But I figured I could "out-will" the virus.  So I got ready for work like a regular Monday and stumbled into the office.  A few colleagues asked if I was feeling OK.  I told them "not really"but I was going to power through the day anyhow.  No need to worry about me!  I even ...

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