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Heart for the Disabled Week

On my nightstand is a ceramic heart a friend gave me with a little slip of paper inside.  On the paper, she wrote Matthew 6:21. 

I keep the heart in this prominent spot to remind me to think about where I invest my time, energy and resources.  I want (and need) to be cognizant that where I make these investments is where my treasures are and, there is where my heart will be.

The main question Matthew 6:21 prompts me is "Am I focusing on serving others or is my priority my own to-do list?" I don't ...

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Defining Ourselves in a New Light

jani devosTalents that Take Over

Do you have a talent that defines you -- something you love, something you're good at, and something your community knows you for?

We were created to have talents -- they are in our being and it's good to engage in them.  The Bible even instructs us to stir up these talents and states that each part of the body of Christ has an important function.

But the truth is: talents can take over.

Stirring up these talents can start to "blur up" that line between talent and take over.  We begin to define ourselves by ...

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Resume or Eulogy?

In David Brooks' excellent new book, The Road to Character, the author begins by pointing out the difference between "résumé virtues" and "eulogy virtues." 

In my simplified words, "résumé virtues" are those you earn through success in life: business, education, skills, associations and awards.  They go on your vitae: PhD's, sale of a startup business, salesman-of-the-year certificates.  Professional experience. 

But in contrast, "eulogy virtues" are those endearing characteristics of life which are repeated in memorial services.  The core of who a person is.  The admirable traits.  So often, someone who is less than likeable, is universally thought ...

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Portrait of a New Life

  • Tuesday, January 5, 2016
  • Michelle Blood

"Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation.  The old has passed away; behold, the new has come."  (2nd Corinthians 5:17 ESV)

It's a new year!  So what could be timelier than to begin 2016 listening to John MacArthur describe The Portrait of a New Life! 

But what exactly does a new life in Christ look like?  Your listeners will find out this month on "Grace to You®," when John takes us to Ephesians and paints a picture of what it means to be a Christian.  This study airs January 4-19.   

Then, later this ...

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Pray for Everything

None of us know what 2016 holds - in our own lives, we may enjoy our greatest moments or face our greatest disappointments.  The same could be true for our country as a whole - the New Year may bring with it times of peace or times of great unrest.

Moving forward into this New Year, I am reminded by Anne Graham Lotz that prayer is the way to prepare for whatever the next 12 months may bring:

As I look ahead into 2016, I feel compelled to draw a circle around this city, this state, this nation... and pray!  Until God ...

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January 17th is Sanctity of Life Sunday

Reading the newspaper or scrolling social media feeds, it's common place for pro-life news to be headlined:

Abortion . . . on Supreme Court’s plate in 2016: Detroit News January 3, 2016

Activists sparring over abortion see issue rising in 2016 for White House and Senate: AP News Twitter feed December 27, 2015

Abortions Fall to Record Low: L.A. Times, December 13, 2015

With Sanctity of Life Sunday, January 17th, 2016 quickly approaching, Brad Mattes, President of the Life Issues® Institute and host of the daily commentary, ”Life Issues®,” has assembled ...

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