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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.

 

Standing on True Conviction

Leading in Sunday's special worship service for delegates at the Republican National Convention, Pastor Jim Garlow said, "If there's going to be a coronation in Cleveland, let it be a coronation for King Jesus!"  In his message, he also challenged pastors to "stop telling stories about Dietrich Bonhoeffer and start acting like him."

Just as he does on his daily radio feature, "The Garlow Perspective," Jim doesn't shy away from speaking out about the cultural issues of the day and addressing them from a biblical perspective.

When Jim learned he was being forced to pay for abortions ...

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What Do I Say to My Daughter?

As I was watching the news unfold regarding the tragedy in Dallas, I thought to myself, "what am I going to say to my daughter?"

I'm so glad Brad Mattes was not only able, but willing, to answer the question.

As Brad shares in a "Life Issues®" commentary,

"We many not fully know the details of the shooting which led to this, for weeks to come. There's one thing we do know.  It's the thing that should direct our thoughts and actions in the fallout of these tragic events.  God's the author of human life and ...

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Going Beyond the Pain

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There's no question it's been a painful week in our country.  In response to the horrific death and destruction in Louisiana, Minnesota and Dallas, President Obama said, "...there's unity in recognizing that this is not how we want our communities to operate.  This is not who we want to be as Americans."

To affirm aloud, "This isn't right" is a good response.  When we see one another's face, filled with sorrow and anger, it's right to believe more and ask each other, "What's beyond this?"  At times like these it's important to ...

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After Last Week, What Now?

The tragic shootings in Dallas, and the equally tragic events that led up to those shootings, cause us all to grieve and to look for answers:  Why did this happen, and what should Christians do about it?

The Colson Center's John Stonestreet addresses these questions, and more, in Monday's BreakPoint® commentary and I thought it was important to share these excerpts as you help instruct, encourage, and comfort your listeners . . .

"Last week seems like a bad dream, but it wasn't. Is it even possible to make sense of such cultural chaos?

We're not okay, folks, and ...

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Unknown Outcome

Matterhorn

I clearly remember the day that I conquered The Matterhorn.  It was sometime in the late 60's. 

Now my triumph didn't include ropes, pitons and climbing chalk.  And it wasn't on the spectacularly iconic north and east faces of the famed peak in the Swiss Alps.  I'm talking about Disney's greatest thrill ride in 1968.  The Matterhorn.  It's imposing figure cast an imposing shadow (and still does) over the borders of Fantasyland and Tomorrowland. 

You could see the peak all the way from Interstate 5.  To this day, there's nothing like spotting the ...

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Hope in the Midst of Tragedy

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From Louisiana to Minnesota to Dallas, my heart breaks for all of those involved in the tragic shootings displayed in the news this past week.

A bit closer to home, two students I went to high school with also passed away unexpectedly in the last few weeks.  Needless to say, I've been reflecting quite a bit on the valuable gift of life and what it truly means to "make it count" while we can.  

Cru is a ministry based in Orlando, Florida, where recent tragic events took place.  Melody Copenny (Journalist ...

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