Here's the most recent news and updates for this outstanding ministry!
- Monday, June 17, 2013
In Christian radio, we often refer to the need for "take away" value. We consider how the listener's life will be enhanced from the time investment of hearing a radio program. Will the message shared resonate in the listener's heart and lead to life changing decisions?
Of course, take away value isn't exclusive to radio programs - every day, we have the opportunity to invest time and focus on other areas of potential life impacting moments.
Sunday night was one of significant take-away value . . . eternal take away value.
At the Calvary Chapel Summer Crusade on Sunday night, Franklin ...Read Full Post »
- Monday, May 13, 2013
My house is not immaculate, but I try to keep it orderly. I was tidying up last night when I noticed all the shoes by the back door. How many times have I told the kids to pick up their shoes and put them away before going to bed?
Then it hit me.
The day will come when there won't be children's' shoes by the back door. There won't be school backpacks lying all over the family room. And I think about what really matters -- I am blessed with three wonderful children . . . children who have placed their ...Read Full Post »
- Monday, April 1, 2013
My pastor shared a quote this weekend that really spoke to me, "My deepest awareness of myself is that I am deeply loved by Jesus Christ and I have done nothing to earn it or deserve it." Brennan Manning.
As I looked around our worship center, I saw a lot of visitors and wondered, how many are believers and rest in the reality of His love? And . . . how many have not yet placed their faith in Christ?
The Billy Graham Evangelistic Association is devoted to helping people live by faith . . . faith in Jesus Christ. And in this past weekend's ...Read Full Post »
- Monday, February 4, 2013
It's over. But not forgotten. It was history in the making. The close Super Bowl contest between the Baltimore Ravens and the San Francisco 49ers scored the highest rating share in history for the game, based on Nielsen's top U.S. television markets. Viewership was so high that it was the most-watched TV event in U.S. history!
Other incredible Super Bowl figures include:
$4 million: cost of some of the Super Bowl's 30-second spots. That's up from $3.5 million last year.
$88,000: paid to each winning player; each losing player gets $46,000 ...Read Full Post »
- Monday, January 7, 2013
The Gallup Poll's annual Most Admired Men or Women surveys, conducted over the past 50 years, provide a fascinating portrait of the prominent personalities on the U.S. and the world stage. And, in a world that has experienced such change on the political, economic, social and moral dynamics of life, the consistency of one particular person on the list year after year, is something I find deeply encouraging.
While Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton once again top this year's Gallup poll of whom Americans admire most, Billy Graham continues his record streak of appearances on the nation ...Read Full Post »
- Monday, December 3, 2012
My always inquisitive 10-year old daughter Rebecca asked me what Advent meant. I explained that it means "arrival" and stands for the arrival of Jesus Christ into the world.
Billy Graham shares about the "Advent Season" on the ministry web site: "The Advent season usually starts four weeks before Christmas and concludes with the celebration of Christ's birth. Some churches emphasize the Advent season more than others, but all Christians look forward to celebrating Christ's birth during this season of the year."
In a video message about The First Christmas, Mr. Graham shares a touching story about a ...Read Full Post »