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Living a Life of Integrity

My husband and I often watch Dateline on Friday nights.  Honestly, if you didn't know the Bible and the depravity that has gone on for thousands of years, you would after watching just a few episodes of those real life crime stories.  It's clear we're a world full of sinful people with no moral compass.

Grace to You® says that now we're living in a time when morality's been turned upside down. Right is considered wrong, and wrong is right--everywhere from the boardroom to the TV screen.  Sadly, even many church leaders fail to live ...

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Is Traditional Marriage and Family Important to YOU?

When speaking to a group of pastors recently Dennis Rainey said (as he held up his Bible) ...

"This Book begins with a marriage.  It ends with a marriage.  From Genesis to Revelation it's about how imperfect people experience the grace of God.  For millions of Americans the unmet thirst for a good marriage ... a solid family ... represents a need we must address as followers of Christ." 

Traditional Marriage/FamilyHow central is marriage and family to the churches mission of proclaiming the Gospel and teaching the Bible?  This month on "FamilyLife Today," Dennis Rainey addresses that question in a 2-day series on ...

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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
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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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