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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.

 

Making Time for God

Time with GodA friend recently asked me if I could go back and change anything in my life what would it be. 

That was a hard question, because everything that happens in our lives shapes who we are today.  But, my heart knew immediately that I would have taken more time to spend alone with God.

Emilie Barnes (Keep It Simple!) says that most of us have such busy schedules it's hard to find those quiet moments in our lives.  She encourages us to discipline ourselves to set aside priority time in each day to be alone with God.   

So when ...

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HCJB Global is now Reach Beyond

By now you have likely heard the big news:  HCJB Global has changed its name to Reach Beyond. 

Reach Beyond

From their press release: 

The new name and the release of the Reach Beyond Mission Manifesto are intended to encourage and challenge Christians worldwide to reach beyond their comfort zones and perceived limitations to share the love of Jesus in places where the gospel has seldom, if ever been heard.

The mission is defined by the tagline, "The Voice and Hands of Jesus. Together." Through its "voice" ministries, the mission works with partners to use radio and modern media to make the ...

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Doing Several Things Daily

I am among the many that take stock in January and look forward to the New Year determined to make changes to help me live a life closer to what it should be and hopefully, live a life with less stress.

In a USA Today article, Anne Graham Lotz speaks to how she manages stress as she shares, "I do several things daily."

In addition to weaving exercise into her life by walking 2 ½ miles briskly and stretching daily, Anne enjoys food while watching her weight (including drinking 8 glasses of water daily). 

Anne reflects though that the most important ...

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"Surprised by Joy"

Jim and RosemaryFor many people, one of the favorite parts of the C. S. Lewis story is how God orchestrated a significant relationship--a marriage--for the writer when he was very "deep" into his life journey.

This month, God has once again surprised one of His choice servants with the joyful wedding of lives ... Jim Garlow married Rosemary Schindler on January 11 at the church he pastors (Skyline Community) in San Diego CA.

As you would know as a friend of Jim's and "The Garlow Perspective" ... much of his focus, at times perhaps all of his focus, for the six years prior ...

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From Great Heights

SkyscraperHave you ever been so far up in a skyscraper that your palms sweat?

That happened to me recently, but it was in a helicopter, courtesy of a friend's generosity.  What a way to fly!  As the ground grew slowly distant, I couldn't help but think that I was in for some kind of special "E ticket" ride.

In spite of the (relatively minor) danger, I had to admit: the view was spectacular!  There are very few skyscrapers in Southern California, so being able to see the entire LA basin was a rare treat.  The day was sparklingly ...

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Who Are You?

I don't go to the movies that often but when the Oscar nominations are announced, I make a point to at least see one of the movies on the list.

"Gravity" is one of the big Oscar contenders this year - its trailers depict a compelling human drama about two astronauts on a seemingly routine spacewalk  . . . when disaster strikes.

As I read a recent Billy Graham devotional, the main character in Gravity came to mind.  The movie tells the story of Dr. Ryan Stone, played by Sandra Bullock - about her persistence, training and improvisation in the face of isolation and ...

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