Jan 06 2012

Fresh Start 2012

Isaiah 26

"People with their minds set on you, you keep completely whole, Steady on their feet, because they keep at it and don't quit.  Depend on God and keep at it because in the Lord God you have a sure thing."

The fast-food business typically takes a dive in January as folks who overspent on holiday gifts opt to eat at home on the cheap.  So it takes special lures from the fast-food giants — from Taco Bell to Pizza Hut to Wendy's — to get financially drained folks spending again.   January is bargain season at Taco Bell, Pizza Hut, Wendy's. USA TODAY

How much force needs to be with you to eat a black burger?  Fast Food Chain Serves 'Darth Vader' Burgers. Shine from YAHOO!

Outrage Over Gym's Skinny Model Campaign. Members Want More Muscle. Shine from YAHOO!

Plan A Healthier Tailgate Party! Jillian Michaels

New Year: New You: 5 Easy Ways to Get Fit at Home for Under $50. abc News

Shoe-in for a world record? Woman owns 733 pairs of Converse sneakers. TODAY

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Jan 05 2012

PASSION

My top moments at Passion 2012...

Discover what Passion 2012 was all about.

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Dec 28 2011

From Flooding to Water of Life

Reflecting on 2011 this week, so far we have looked at Joplin's devastation and restoration as well as Gabrielle Giffords amazing story of love and strength.  Today we remember the horrible tragedy that took place back in March when an 9.0 magnitude earthquake and tsunami hit Japan.  Villages, towns, cities, ports, boats and houses were destroyed.  Lives were lost and all of Japan was impacted.

Although there was so much destruction something great took place.  Several people and organizations stepped up, came together, just to help.  Among the organizations was World Vision, Compassion International and Convoy of Hope.  These organizations helped create several relief effort needs with fundraising, sending people and supplies.  It was amazing to see so many organizations come together to support one tragic cause.  We asked you to pray for everyone impacted by this tragic event and you stepped up in a big way.

"'Though the mountains be shaken and the hills be removed, yet my unfailing love for you will not be shaken nor my covenant of peace be removed,' says the Lord who has compassion on you." --Isaiah 54:12

In 2011 we discovered that every day over 4,000 children are dying of water-related diseases due to unclean drinking water.  We took this cause head on with Compassion's Water of Life, a safe water system that protects a child from life-threatening diseases for life.  With your help we were able to send out several thousand Water of Life systems.  It was a great moment for us in 2011 to see your response to such a great need.

We have shared two more of our highlights of 2011.  Share your highlight or your personal moment with us here or on Facebook.

Thank you for making 2011 such a great year, looking forward to what God is doing in 2012.   

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