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Life Bookends

AwanaThere are seasons in our lives we call "bookends" -- times and experiences with a distinct beginning and end. 

I had such a season.  Its beginning was 18 years ago.  It came to an end this past Sunday.

It was 1996 and my oldest started in the AWANA program.  I began volunteering in the Sparks Group (kindergarten through 2nd grade) the same year.

My youngest just completed her last year of AWANA this past Sunday and I'd felt God leading me to do the same. So, after 18 years, I led my last AWANA Sparks meeting.

It's been ...

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Contentment

content womanWhile reading my daily devotional "A Woman after God's Own Heart by Elizabeth George" her message, "Stop Complaining" really hit home with me. 

After praying about the message, the Lord showed me that instead of complaining, what I needed was a thankful heart.  He reminded me He was there working His will for me in everything -- good and bad.

Elizabeth quotes Philippians 4:11-13 where the apostle Paul writes, "I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances.  I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty.  I have learned ...

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Your Credit Card is an Idol

Credit Card Stack

“God said ‘You shall have no other gods before me,’ and your credit card is an idol.”

I clearly remember when I first heard that thought.  I found it a little hard to swallow at first.  Frankly, I can’t imagine life without the convenience of a credit card.  But as I thought about it, I actually came to understand, and agree, with that line of thinking. 

The fact is, as much as a credit card is an important part of our daily life, it can become an idol.

You see, when ...

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Every Life is A Blessing

My friend Lisa's son, Zachary just celebrated his 18th birthday . . . though he doesn't know it.

Zachary has a rare form of epilepsy which includes grand mal seizures, autistic tendencies and severe developmental challenges. He will likely not progress beyond the mental abilities of a toddler.

While I watch my 18 year old son prepare for high school graduation, fill out job applications and enroll in college in the fall, Lisa is immersed in the paperwork of setting up Zach's conservatorship and SSI Disability.

Lisa carries a huge responsibility on her shoulders taking care of Zach -- from the ...

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I Still Do!

Just recently, Dennis Rainey told us about a grevious billboard that showed up in Little Rock on President's Day.  It was unfortunately the latest from the online dating site that promotes adultery.  As Dennis stated, "This is exactly the kind of attack on families plaguing our society today." And further, "doing nothing is not an option."  

So with the support of friends, family, and community leaders, FamilyLife came up with this billboard response (read the full article here).   

Marriage

As you can see, it's the same message the ministry has been communicating for decades as they continue their mission ...

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True Woman '14

Revive Our Hearts will host the next True Woman '14 Conference in Indianapolis October 9-11.  While the event is still six months away, the staff is busily preparing for women to come together to seek Christ wholeheartedly.

We're praying for a full convention center and as a valued station partner, we ask that you would join us in praying for this event, and as possible, help spread the word about it to your audience.  We are specifically praying that thousands of women will register by May 1 to take advantage of the early registration rate.  If you would be ...

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