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White Jade: The Story of the First Sponsored Child of World Vision

Posted by on Jul 25, 2012 in Misc | 0 comments

White Jade The story of the first sponsored child By Marilee Pierce Dunker In the summer of 1947 my father, Bob Pierce, was invited to hold a series of evangelistic meetings throughout China for an organization called Youth For Christ. For nearly four months he and the YFC team traveled from one major city to another, speaking to thousand of spiritually hungry youth. In a letter to his wife, Lorraine, dated September 9, 1947” he wrote, “We’ve now had about 11,000 accept Christ!….There is no explanation for these things except that God is sovereignly showing His power—‘calling out a people here for His name’.” The meetings were so successful...

Match Emotion for Emotion | How to Write Killer Copy: Code No. 6

Posted by on Jun 15, 2012 in Misc | 0 comments

I am on a mission to crush I. M. Vague and bring him to justice.  You know of him, don’t you? His picture needs to be on every copywriter’s most wanted wall. I don’t know how he infiltrates every organization and poisons the minds of copywriters. His schemes have worked on me. I firmly believe if we can break his code, we can defeat him.  I intercepted a communiqué containing his marching orders to his minions undercover in my organization and yours. We have deciphered other codes. See the end of this post for the clues. Today, I’ve broken code number six. I. M. Vague wants his spies to convice all of...

How Would You Spend One More Day with Your Dad?

Posted by on Jun 14, 2012 in Misc | 0 comments

Jim Daly, President of Focus on the Family, posed a great question on his blog yesterday. If you could turn back the clock and spend one last day with your father, what would you do?If your dad is still living, what would be the ideal way to enjoy his company? If you’re a regular reader, you know I love and miss my dad who died in 2003. If I could spend one more day with my dad, I would try to accomplish two objectives. Dad on Michael’s Birthday First, when my dad passed, my son was only 9 years old. He’s now 18, intelligent, inquisitive, and has insightful opinions...

Three Thoughts on the Tonys Telecast

Posted by on Jun 13, 2012 in Misc | 2 comments

My middle daughter is crazy about musical theatre. We watched the Tony’s telecast last night and enjoyed every second. [She told me, “Dad, you’re gonna CRY when I get my Tony.” I hope so, Angel Eyes. I hope so.] As we watched, I had three observations about the program. 1. The Tony Awards is the Most Entertaining Awards Show on TelevisionI was engaged for every moment. Set design, lighting, acting, singing, dancing, surprises, video clips. The program was jam packed and didn’t disappoint. I have only watched the Tony Awards a few times in the past because it’s not relevant to me. I don’t live in New York and...

Some Myths about Procrastination

Posted by on Jun 11, 2012 in Misc | 0 comments

Bloggers note: I worked from the library today and ran across the book discussed below. Her content is in blue. While for students, the book is a fun read for adults, too. Author Diane Peters teaches at Ryerson University I don’t believe in minotaurs or unicorns, but I believe these myths about procrastination. Do you? Everyone expects procrastination. You’re half-right. If you procrastinate a lot, people may stop trusting you to get things done. They may also think you don’t respect their wishes and feelings when you miss deadlines. My pastor, Mike Glenn [blog | twitter] has just released his new book, The Gospel of Yes. It’s an outstanding read in...

Who Inspires Your Worship?

Posted by on Jun 9, 2012 in Spiritual | 0 comments

In church, my dad sang in a rich baritone…quietly, but with great resolve. He sang every word. He meant every word. He was one of the first to stand and always had the hymnbook open early. My dad was my hero, so I picked up those traits. When I grew in faith beginning at 14, I built on the foundation he laid. When I became a dad, I realized that my kids are watching me like I watched my dad. What about worship are they learning? [More on my dad here and here.] Do you have children? What solid lessons are they learning from you about worship? What other lessons...