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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.

 

True Woman in the Dominican Republic

God has used Revive Our Hearts and the True Woman movement to touch and change the lives of many women, and now He has opened the doors for "Mujer Verdadera '15," the first True Woman conference for the women of Latin America who long to experience Christ in a more personal, all-consuming way.  The purpose of Mujer Verdadera is to help women of all ages find freedom, fullness, and fruitfulness in Christ. The types of resources offered by Aviva Nuestros Corazones and now Mujer Verdadera are unprecedented in this part of the world, so women from all over Latin America ...

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Super Bowl Dad-Vertisements

"Dad-vertising" is what one writer coined for the Super Bowl ads whose focus was dads.  And though he confesses that the dad-vertisements will not make him want to go out and buy a brand new Nissan Maxima or Toyota Camry, he admitted that the commercials did strike a chord.

The ads highlighted the important, hands-on role that many involved fathers play in their kids' lives.  The sentimentality of kids calling for their dad and proud dads sending their daughters off as young women into the world . . . I could see how the ads would tug at a father's heart strings ...

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Story Changers

Ravette_Mercy Ships®One of my favorite things about the weekend is taking a walk through the neighborhood.  In fact, I did so just this morning.  A daily part of life—walking—can be so taken for granted.  But there are people like Ravette who are born with genu recurvatum, or "backward-bending knee."

Sitting in a chair, attending school, or climbing a staircase, were all struggles for the 11-year-old girl.  No one in her village was able to help her—not even the traditional medicine man, who ended up breaking Ravette's legs when trying to fix them.

The Africa Mercy
arrived in ...

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Soul Writing

max-lucadoSometimes when writing, I overthink the mechanics and end up halting the flow of words.  Last week, a friend offered to help me with a particular writing project.  "The best writing comes from the soul," she told me kindly.

As I pondered her words, Max Lucado came to mind.  He is a man who clearly understands and utilizes "soul writing."  And his writing is exceptional because of how deeply his soul is immersed in the Word of God.

In a recent edition of "UpWords®", Max shared:

A quiet time with God is very similar to a special date. Denalyn and ...

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How to Make a Strong Marriage

gary thomas a lifelong loveI am a member of a generation that is vastly unmarrieda generation that collectively is unsure there is hope left in marriage.  I am a millennial.  As such, I was intrigued when I heard about Gary Thomas's book, A Lifelong Love.  And I've grown even more fascinated as Gary's wisdom shines through the content.

Wouldn't it be nice to have all the answers before you started a relationship? While this is obviously impossible, Gary provides a roadmap for married couples and singles alike-to know what they should strive for in marriage.

He starts with the ...

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One Sure Guide in An Unsure World

We had a display at church this weekend featuring fragments from the Dead Sea Scrolls and a leaf from the Gutenberg Bible.   It was pretty awe inspiring to see up close such amazing treasures dating back to 1455.

I also made sure that my children saw it.   As a mom, faith in Christ and building a relationship with Him through His Word is my most important and most privileged priority.

Thinking about the significance of the morning, I was reminded by something Anne Graham Lotz has shared - something her mother wrote to her in the flyleaf of her first Bible ...

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