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Trivia: "40"

Barbie and KenIn honor of the milestone birthday being celebrated by ROBERT JACOBSEN (8/12) ... can you name these items that also "debuted" in 1961??

1)  Mommy's miracle; so long, diaper service.

2)  Who knew a talking horse would make for a hit TV show?

3)  Four guys sing in Liverpool.

4)  The great one.

5)  Barbie's boyfriend.  First and last name, please.

6)  Starkist advertising icon.

7)  Seven guys who had the right stuff.

8)  Grab a hose and all the kids in the neighborhood for this new sport.

9)  Thanks, JFK, for hearing the Beatles' plea and creating ...

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Billy Graham on Hope and 9/11

"There is hope for the present because I believe the stage has already been set for a new spirit in our nation.  My prayer today is that we will feel the loving arms of God wrapped around us, and will know in our hearts that He will never forsake us as we trust in Him." from Billy Graham's address to the nation at the Washington National Cathedral three days after 9/11.

In many ways, it seems like yesterday but this September 11th will mark 10 years since the terror attacks at the World Trade Center in NYC ...

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Families Get an A+

The back to school season is upon us and all this month, content on the "Family Facts" program from The Heritage Foundation focuses on the relationship between family structure and educational achievement levels.

Heritage research shows that from elementary through high school, students from intact families tend to do better in school.

The results of several studies are in: 

  • Kindergartners in intact families have higher average reading scores
  • Children age 3-12 who live in intact families have higher average math scores
  • Children age 7-10 who live in continuously intact families tend to score higher on reading achievement tests
  • 9th ...
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Trivia: "E"

In honor of EVELYN's birthday last week ... give an answer to each of the following categories -- if unduplicated, you get a point.  If double "E" answer (and fair), you get two points.

1)  Country

2)  Something in a hospital

3)  Adjective used to describe a person, positively

4)  Movie Star (FIRST NAME E)

5)  U.S. City

6)  Color

7)  Character in the Bible

[NOTE--the point of this is to use your noggin--no fair using Google.  BTW ... I grew up playing such a game with my grandparents ... ("I'm thinking of an "E" ... was it a great queen? ... no ...

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A Woman After God’s Own Heart®— Changing Seasons

Autumn DayIt's almost time for the warm breezes of summer to die down and for the leaves of fall to start changing. And, that means the start of a great season for Elizabeth George and the ministry of "A Woman After God's Own Heart".

In September, Elizabeth will engage the First Baptist Church in Branson, MO and Calvary Church in Charlotte, NC in fellowship and wise discernment. And, September marks the launch of Elizabeth's new book,"Raising A Daughter After God's Own Heart".

Says Elizabeth on writing the book, "I kept my diaries, journals, and prayer notebooks ...

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If I Knew Then What I Know Now

I grew up in a very good home with loving, supportive parents who praised us when we did well and disciplined us when we needed it most.  They took our family to church every Sunday and on vacations once a year.  They taught us a strong work ethic. We didn't have a lot of stuff, just the basic necessities, but we never felt deprived.  In every respect, they did the best to raise their family with the resources they had.

I was pondering that when I was auditioning an upcoming "FamilyLife Today" broadcast and heard Bob Lepine ask, "Who ...

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