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Memorial Day: Remember Them

Memorial Day took on new meaning for me and my family this year as our nephew, Luke Hutchison, a 2nd Lieutenant in the US Army, was recently deployed to Afghanistan.

Luke's mom (my sister-in-law) posted this public message to him on Facebook, "Proud of you...your bravery, your commitment, and your service.  And all the amazing soldiers, past and present, who love freedom enough to risk their lives for it.  THANK YOU."

Of course, I "liked" her post, but more than being a proud "Auntie," this Memorial Day ...

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How Far We've Come

Graduation quotes are trending on Twitter right now - I know because I have a vested interest in the subject as my son graduates from high school this week.  I'm enjoying reading wonderful words of wisdom about "how far" these young people have come as they close this chapter of their life and graduate into the future. 

Next week on "Life Issues®," Brad Mattes will share about how far we've come on the pro-life front.

"America is unquestionably pro-life. During the last two years, states have passed more protective legislation for mothers and their unborn babies than during the ...

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A Young Disciple

Young DiscipleIn our staff devotions last week, my 17-year old nephew (Jon) shared with us how he and his friends are evangelizing their high school and community.  Honestly, it was so incredibly exciting to hear of this young man's boldness in sharing his faith, especially after just hearing earlier that day this challenge from John MacArthur on "Grace to You®":

"It's crucial for all of us as Christians to have a positive influence.  To be an example to others of what it means to be a lover of Jesus Christ.  What it means to be obedient to the Word ...

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Trusting God with Setbacks and Success

Jim GolfingGolf has become a wonderful avocation of mine.  I love playing, though golf doesn't love me.  Better said, my handicap is certainly no reflection of my enthusiasm!  But I don't mind, as Mark Twain put it, having a "good walk spoiled."

There are two reasons I enjoy the sport of golf so much: it takes you to some outstandingly beautiful locations (pictured here is Streamsong in Central Florida), and you meet some very interesting people.  Four or five hours on a golf course give way to quite an array of topics of conversation.  And generally speaking, one of ...

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When One Woman Says, "Yes, Lord!"

 

While reading a recent post at the “True Woman” blog, I was captivated by a woman’s story, sharing how her life was changed through the ministry of Revive Our Hearts.  I want to share it with you because so many times we serve in ministry without knowing the impact.  Please read Molly’s story and be encouraged.  She writes . . .

Five years ago, my life looked like a pretty package on the outside.

My husband and I had been married for seven years. I stayed at home with our four young children while Philip worked hard as a financial advisor ...

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The Message Stays the Same

While location played a part in the top name for baby boys and girls in 2013 with "Noah" and "Sophia" as the top contenders in the United States and "George" and "Noam" ranking first in other parts of the world, location didn't change the message Franklin and Will Graham shared this weekend.

Preaching on different continents, Franklin in Japan and Will in Australia, "The message is the same," no matter where they preach," reflected BGEA's vice president of Crusades, Viktor Hamm.

Franklin was in Sapporo, Japan, while Will made his way around the outback of Broken Hill, Australia ...

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