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Pleasing the Father

The BeachOne of the benefits of living near the ocean is taking frequent trips to the beach. I was there, in fact, last weekend - enjoying boogie boarding with friends and diving through salty waves. It was delightful.

However, in my rush to get to the water, I didn't pay the closest attention to where I parked. It looked like a curb - but it was not. Incidentally (as I was to discover), I parked in a residential driveway.

Unfortunately, when the homeowner attempted to back out of his driveway, my car was blocking his path. He did what most of us ...

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It's the End of the World!

On a Sunday evening in 1938, a young Orson Welles gave listeners quite a scare when he broadcast his radio drama "War of the Worlds."  Folks that tuned in late thought a real Martian invasion was taking place.  As you can imagine, nationwide panic ensued.  It was reported that one woman ran into an evening church service and yelled, "New York has been destroyed!  It's the end of the world! Go home and prepare to die!"

Though an alien invasion will not be the end of the world as we know it, countless books and Hollywood films have made ...

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DID YOU KNOW?

The Africa Mercy has just completed its field service in the Republic of Congo-ten months serving the people of this nation of more than 4.5 million that ranks #134 in terms of national economic health.

During these life-giving months:

  • A total of 1,085 eye surgeries were performed for adults and teens.  More than 11,000 eye evaluations and treatments were also performed.  Over 3,000 pairs of glasses were distributed.

  • Maxillofacial surgeries were performed on 604 patients-these include cleft palate repairs, facial tumor removal and more.  These are the surgeries that transform isolated and marginalized people into thriving ...
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BreakPoint® reports on Crisis in Iraq

Recently, in a special BreakPoint® program, Eric Metaxas provided a breaking news commentary regarding the crisis in Iraq.  And, in Monday night's TV program, "Worldview from the Colson Center," Canon White, "The Vicar of Baghdad" and 2014 Colson Center Wilberforce Award recipient gives a special report on the dangerous situation developing in Iraq in a special show airing on the NRB Network TV channel. 

In this interview, Canon White talks about the current crisis in Iraq and the dire plight of many Iraqi Christians who have suffered and many who are homeless after fleeing for their lives.  Watch the ...

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Thanks in All Circumstances

Give thanksI had just finished reading I Thessalonians 5:18, "Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus," and decided that I was really going to try and live this. 

So you know of course what happened next... a day full of frustrating circumstances, and I have to say I wasn't very thankful for them! 

Elizabeth George (A Woman after God's Own Heart) says that giving thanks in not only good but also in bad situations can be hard, but with God's help, it can be done. Through the grace ...

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A Season of Purpose

Anne Graham LotzI'll admit it.  I'm one of those people who enjoys thumbing through home decorating magazine.  I lose myself in the glossy images of the picturesque homes, the exquisite furniture and gorgeous decorating.

It wasn't the homes in the current issue of Traditional Homes which grabbed my attention though, it was the editor's monthly greeting, "after months of enduring unseasonably miserable weather, the promise of escaping to the beach . . . I say, Hallelujah." She closes with, "I wish you a summer caressed by breezes and free from care."

I love that idea --"a summer caressed by breezes and ...

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