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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.

 

A Mercy Christmas

ChristmasChristmas, for many, is about a time of second chances. A time of redemption, restoration and reconnection.

That was true for me several Christmases ago. I felt removed from my faith just a little due to the circumstances life was throwing at me. I felt down and wondered if God really remembered me amidst the hustle and bustle of the season.

Until Christmas Eve. I was singing - along with everyone else - in the service and don't really know how to explain the sensation that came next. But the worship experience was amazing. It felt like heaven was singing with ...

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The Promise of Christmas

With all the busyness that surrounds the holidays--shopping, parties, decorating--it's no wonder so many people lose sight of (or never find) the true meaning of Christmas. 

So what ways can you help your listeners minimize distractions and redirect their focus, especially during this season?  Encourage them to read and study God's Word everyday. And of course, tune in to "Grace to You®." JesusIn fact, this month by doing the latter, you'll accomplish the first. 

Starting this week on "Grace to You®," John MacArthur shares How to Get the Most From God's Word (airing 12/2-13 ...

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Stories Behind the Songs and Traditions

God rest ye merry, gentlemen, let nothing you dismay,
Remember Christ our Savior was born on Christmas Day;
To save us all from Satan's power when we were gone astray.

O tidings of comfort and joy, comfort and joy;
O tidings of comfort and joy.

This is probably one of my most favorite Christmas carols--primarily because the good news of Christ's birth was to bring "comfort and joy."  But finding out the real meaning behind the words "rest" and "merry" made it all the more special. 

Have I piqued your curiosity?  Then be sure to tune in to ...

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Preparing and Waiting

Ever realize how much of Thanksgiving is spent preparing and waiting for someone to show up?

Getting the house ready and the preparing the meal . . . followed by waiting for friends and loved ones to arrive.

Particularly at this time of year, I'm reminded of how in our daily lives, we need to prepare and wait for our Redeemer, our Savior.

And, as our hearts are drawn ever nearer to our Savior this Christmas season, Anne Graham Lotz reminds listeners that as the world is unraveling in so many ways, "God's Word is a light - a light for the ...

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Train Up a Child . . .

My Sunday nights are spent with 51 six to eight year old children.

There's the Anderson triplets (who yes, look exactly the same).  There's the little girl whose last name I still can't pronounce correctly: Ruzgerian. And then there's Brayden.

We have the largest group of AWANA Sparks ever - each boy and girl is special and unique - each one a blessing.  Brayden, though, is on a journey all his own.

Six year old Bryaden was born with Vacterl.   VACTERL association is a disorder that affects many body systems. VACTERL stands for vertebral defects, anal atresia, cardiac ...

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Preparing Your Heart for Thanksgiving

With Thanksgiving less than two weeks away, you may have started to make your grocery list, bake, or get your home ready for guests.  But have you thought about preparing your heart?

Nancy Leigh DeMoss is encouraging Revive Our Hearts listeners to cultivate a heart of gratitude with the updated 30-Day Choosing Gratitude Challenge.  This challenge will help you become intentional about thanking God and others for the blessings that come your way.

We also realize that we're entering a season when many become depressed over difficult circumstances.  On upcoming programs, Nancy will teach from the Word, providing practical ...

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