Here's the most recent news and updates for this outstanding ministry!
- Monday, September 23, 2013
"If ever there was a time this country needed the intervention of God, it is now," wrote Billy Graham in a recent letter to supporters.
For more than a year, the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association (BGEA) has been praying for the Church in America to come together and intentionally reach out to those who are far from God. It's a dream that tugs on Mr.Graham's heart daily.
The goal of the nationwide Christian outreach, My Hope America with Billy Graham is to come alongside believers and help them share their faith with friends, family and neighbors.
With ...Read Full Post »
- Monday, August 26, 2013
Social media has changed the way I parent.
As a parent of three children involved on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter (as well as a 11 year old who loves to browse my Pinterest boards), there's a lot of Social Media happening in our household. Everyday we're uploading pictures, liking pages, tweeting, updating statuses, pinning to boards, etc.
I've had discussions with each about our home's Social Media rules. Beyond a parent's commitment to instill a strong Biblical foundation in their children, parenting responsibilities today include more and more the navigation of the precarious world of ...Read Full Post »
- Monday, July 29, 2013
Look around at church and you'll see people on cell phones or iPads during services.
They're not texting or emailing though, they're following the Sunday morning message and looking up scripture references.
Cutting edge technology has come to the church.
Billy Graham and the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association (BGEA) have always been on cutting edge of technology -- using every available means by which to share the Gospel, they've recently launched a one-year reading plan from Mr. Graham on the Bible App by YouVersion.
YouVersion announced that the Bible App which includes Mr. Graham's devotional, Day ...Read Full Post »
- 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 »