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Honoring Christ with Our Life

What does true discipleship look like? How should we use our Christian liberty?  How can we impact the world with the gospel of Jesus Christ?  According to Grace to You®, those questions-and many more-speak to the heart of what it means to honor Christ with our life. 

John MacArthur SpeakingAnd that's the focus of John MacArthur's teaching next month on the daily broadcast of "Grace to You®."  A Course for Life is the best-of collection from John's chapel messages at The Master's College where he regularly preaches to more than 1,000 students.  This series of messages (airing ...

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Life and Social Media

It's back to school time and for some of us, that means kids going away to college.

A friend just left her son at Biola.  She signed up for a Biola Twitter feed and liked a Facebook page for parents of Biola students.  Another friend learned of an app which Cal Berkeley offers to students and their families that will help when they move their child into the dorms.

Social Media has changed our world.

There's good and bad side to that and a wise parent knows the balance.  Personally, I'm less concerned about the bad side ...

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Keep It Honest, Real, Simple and Focused on God

We had our summer baptismal service at church this weekend.  Twenty Christ followers made the decision to be baptized.  One of those baptizing was my church's Youth Pastor, David Newkirk.

It's not terribly surprising that a youth pastor would be baptizing believers.

The miracle is that David is alive today.

Joni Eareckson Tada recently re-aired the TV episode, The Mystery of Prayer, which shares about the role of intercessory prayer in her own cancer journey and, the role of prayer in the lives of David and Celia Newkirk.

In this episode, as she does in her radio program ...

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A Hunger to Do More

It's human nature.  It begins at infancy. 

I remember when my oldest (who turns 21 this month!) was a baby.  She would squish up her nose and make this silly grin over and over again  . . . as long as I reacted.  She'd make the funny face.  I'd laugh.  She'd do it again.

When what we do causes someone else to react positively, it's human nature to want to do more - be silly and make someone laugh more, take on more projects on the heels of your boss' accolades or speak words of encouragement to someone causing ...

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Take Up Your Cross

I like jewelry though like most women, I take off my earrings and bracelets when I get home.  There's one piece I leave on, though, day or night.  My silver cross necklace.

I don't wear it to symbolize my love to Christ to others.  I wear it to help remind myself of how I should be prayerfully spending my days.

In her 1:00 daily feature "Daily Light for Daily Living®" and her weekly program "Living in the Light," Anne Graham Lotz shares about the importance of the Cross.   As she shares from God's Word, she encourages ...

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Before Amen

max-lucado-before-amenI'm reluctant in things relational!  A slow-starter.  Not the first responder.

And those who know me well are likely to agree.

Over the years that trait has caused me consternation when it comes to prayerthe ultimate relationship!

How do I possibly relate with an All-Mighty God?  Relate in ways meaningful to Him?  That was my dilemma.  So I set up "rules of engagement"
no asking "why?"; no asking for myself; no complaining or hinting that He might not understand; use Scripture more than my own words. . .  It was quite a list.

And these "rules of engagement" worked well ...

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