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A 10-year-old Boy’s Response to the Courageous Novel

Praising GodLast month I received this letter from a 10-year-old Canadian boy named Christian. He had read the Courageous novel and wanted to share with Alex and Stephen Kendrick and me what he had learned from it.

 

5 Years Ago, and 35 Years Ago

Jake Stump

Five years ago today, Jake Stump, our first grandchild, was born. Thursday everybody comes over to celebrate this milestone. Love you, Jako! You're a delight. (And so are those other grandsons!)

94-year-old woman reunites with 77-year-old daughter conceived by rape

Minka and her daughterA friend sent me the following Associated Press article about a now 100-year-old woman, who at age 94 was reunited with her 77-year-old daughter. The child was conceived when the woman was raped as a teenager, and then placed for adoption.

99 Balloons: Celebrating the Life of Eliot Mooney

Eliot MooneyThis is a story that I heard, but wanted more details on, so asked Stephanie to find them. I think you will be as touched by it as I was. 
 
I first learned of Eliot Mooney maybe a year ago, but when someone else forwarded the video again recently, I thought it was time to feature it on this blog.

 

Abortion Reduction by The Freedom Of Choice Act?

3D UltrasoundMy blog on Barack Obama's proabortion stance, and the fact that various evangelical Christians are supporting and campaigning for him, has been getting lots of comments, some of them heated.

Abortion Survivor Gianna Jessen Speaking in Oregon January 10-11

Gianna JessenAbortion-survivor Gianna Jessen will be coming to my home church, Good Shepherd Community Church, and speaking this coming weekend, January 10-11, for an early Sanctity of Human Life Sunday. Nanci and I plan to be at the Saturday night service at 5:30 PM. The Sunday services are 9:00 AM and 10:45 AM.

This is a great opportunity to hear firsthand Gianna's incredible survival story. I hope you'll consider bringing a friend, pro-choice or pro-life, to hear her story and the truth about abortion.

If you aren't familiar with Gianna, you can visit her website ...

Affliction was Necessary to Me

Martin LutherI want to share the following, written by my friend Denny Hartford, the director of a terrific organization I highly recommend, Vital Signs Ministries (FYI, that's not Denny in the picture, it's Martin Luther). Denny works in the ministry with his wonderful wife Claire.

 

Aggie Hurst: A Story of Eternal Perspective

While we were unable to find any real pictures of Aggie or her family, I hope this story of God's faithfulness through the sacrifice of missionary couple David and Svea Flood will inspire you.

ZambiaI've been thinking of it in context of a big book I'm writing on the problem of evil and suffering. How many times has God had a purpose in events that seemed senseless at the time they happened? How many things that seem pointless now will later be seen to have a divine point?

Consider Joseph and his brothers who horribly betrayed him ...

American Evangelicals Believe There Are Different Ways to Heaven

road signLast month a UPI report began as follows:

America remains a nation of believers, but a new survey finds most Americans don't feel their religion is the only way to eternal life — even if their faith tradition teaches otherwise.

And the Winner Is... Announcing the TouchPoints: Heaven Giveaway Winners

TouchPoints: HeavenCongratulations to this month’s book giveaway winners! Each of the three winners will receive copies of TouchPoints: Heaven autographed by Randy.

The randomly drawn winners are:

1) Matthew Robbins
2) Bru
3) Schmidthouse

In addition to the drawn winners, it’s our privilege to give more signed copies of TouchPoints: Heaven to a couple of others who entered the giveaway:

Jackie M.
Becky

All winners, please e-mail me as soon as possible at stephanie@epm.org with your mailing address and who you would like the book signed to.

Next month’s giveaway, starting October 6, will be Randy ...

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