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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.

 

The New Centurions

This weekend, I’ll have the personal delight of being commissioned as one in the class of 2013-14 Centurions at the Colson Center’s Wilberforce Weekend celebration.  Participating in this discipleship program has been a very rewarding experience for me and I highly recommend it for believers, especially leaders in media and ministry, who desire training in reaching those in their personal mission field with teaching that is grounded in Christian worldview.

Our class will embody the tenth year of Chuck Colson's vision of Christian leaders trained to think ...

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Tragedy in Little Rock

Sunday night as I was watching the news about the tornadoes that ripped through Central Arkansas my thoughts and prayers immediately turned to our friends at FamilyLife.

Then Monday morning the ministry released on their Facebook page this personally devasting loss...

Our FamilyLife family is grieving the death of our friend and colleague Rob Tittle and two of his children in last night's tornadoes in Arkansas. Rob is survived by his wife Kerry and seven children.

Four of the children also sustained broken bones, and their home was completely destroyed. Please join us in prayer for Kerry and the ...

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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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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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