Monday, September 29, 2008
You made FIREPROOF the No. 4 overall movie in America this past weekend! In fact, if you look at per-screen average (and Hollywood does), you made FIREPROOF the second-leading per-screen film this weekend.
You puzzled Hollywood pundits and prognosticators. You boggled movie-based bloggers. You showed the movie industry that there not only is interest in good, wholesome films, but there is also an audience for them.
You made an impact. And in case you're wondering, people noticed. This is what USA Today said:
“The surprise of the weekend, though, was the Christian-themed Fireproof. Made for $500,000 and released on 839 screens, the Kirk Cameron drama did $6.5 million and took fourth place.
“Most analysts did not expect the film to crack the top 10, yet it enjoyed the second-largest debut this year for a film opening on fewer than 1,000 screens; the biggest was Hannah Montana/Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert Tour, which debuted to $31 million on 683 screens.”
After winning the championship game in Facing the Giants, Coach Grant Taylor asks the members of his football team, “What is impossible with God?” The players all answered: “Nothing.”
Thank you for your overwhelming support FIREPROOF on opening weekend!
Sunday, September 28, 2008
You're My Bride
To sing over you is My delight
Come away with Me My love
Under My mercy
Come and wait
Till we are standing face to face
I see no stain on you
You're Beautiful to Me
So Beautiful to Me
I sing over you My song of peace
Cast all your care down at My feet
Come and find your rest in Me
I'll breathe My life inside of you
I'll bear you up on eagle's wings
And hide you in the shadow of My strength
I'll take you to My quiet waters
I'll restore your soul
Come rest in Me and be made whole
You're My beloved
You're My Bride
To sing over you is my delight
Come away with me my love
* Kari Jobe (c)
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
They boys’ mother heard that a clergyman in town had been successful in disciplining children, so she asked if he would speak with her boys. The clergyman agreed, but asked to see them individually. So the mother sent her 8-year-old first, in the morning, with the older boy to see the clergyman in the afternoon.
The clergyman, a huge man with a booming voice, sat the younger boy down and asked him sternly, “Where is God?”
They boy’s mouth dropped open, but he made no response, sitting there with his mouth hanging open, wide-eyed. So the clergyman repeated the question in an even sterner tone, “Where is God!!?”
Again the boy made no attempt to answer. So the clergyman raised his voice even more and shook his finger in the boy’s face and bellowed, “WHERE IS GOD!?”
The boy screamed and bolted from the room, ran directly home and dove into his closet, slamming the door behind him. When his older brother found him in the closet, he asked, “What happened?”
The youngest brother gasped for breath and replied, “We are in BIG trouble this time dude. God is missing and they think WE did it!”
Saturday, September 20, 2008
While this faith-based film is flying under the Hollywood radar screen, real people in real communities across the country are rallying behind it. In fact, it will open in 95 more cities than originally planned thanks to local people for buying 1,000 tickets to help bring it there!
Focus on the Family:
NBC's Today Show:
Thursday, September 18, 2008
While praying one day a little girl asked,
"Who are you, Lord?"
"I Am Love, I Am Peace,
I Am Grace, I Am Joy,
I Am the Way, Truth, and the Light
I Am the Comforter,
I Am Strength, I Am Safety
I Am Shelter, I Am Power
I Am the Creator;
I Am the Beginning and the End
I Am the Most High."
Toward heaven and said,
Now I understand, but Lord, Who Am I ?"
From her eyes and whispered,
"You Are Mine"
Monday, September 15, 2008
One hundred years ago Christians read Charles Sheldon's In His Steps with runaway enthusiasm. Sheldon's story traces the account of the fictional Reverend Maxwell who challenges himself and his congregation to constantly ask, "What would Jesus do?" This question puts all of life's circumstances in a new light. Those characters in Sheldon's book who take the challenge of this question seriously live dramatically changed lives.
Just use the coupon code SEP2008 during checkout. Add the download format of In His Steps to your cart and then enter the coupon code SEP2008 when prompted during checkout.
Each month christianaudio.com gives away a premium audiobook download for free. The way our Free Audiobook of the Month program works is like this: we give away one audiobook download each month totally free. The audiobook we give away is available for free only once - ever.
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Thursday, September 11, 2008
The New School of the Spirit
Ameerah, owner of The Hem, is offering a free copy of her own Becoming God's Masterpiece Bible Study Program! (Limited to first 50 students to register, as a special gift!)
You do not want to miss checking out the details of this school.
What could be easier? Don't miss this fantastic opportunity to preview the School of the Spirit. Remember...limited to first 50 students to register!
The New School of the Spirit
If you desire a DEEPER RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD, then you need to be here! The only way to have a closer, more intimate relationship with your Savior is to ACTIVELY SEEK HIM. The School of the Spirit will help you to mature in Christ!
P.S. - I have had the pleasure of being a member for awhile now. Yes, I have enjoyed having a sneak-peek of my own & I am not disappointed at all. I am thoroughly enjoying the classes; I am enjoying the convenience of studying on my own schedule, as well as at my own pace. You will not be disappointed in what Ameerah has to offer...check it out...I know you will be impressed! Hope to see you there!
'And That in the End He Will Still Stand'
This song was written by Bobby Brexel in honor of those who went into the fire to help save others.Please contact MREStudios@aol.com for additional information on this song.
Are you hungry for a DEEPER relationship with God?
Then, don't miss the School of the Spirit's Open House. You are welcome to come in and watch as many videos as you want for free. You can even download some of Ameerah's Biblical affirmations and audio lessons without even having to sign up.
And she is giving away a special gift to everyone who stops by during the event.
ONLY FREE During the Open House
6 pm - 9 pm EST
Thursday, September 11th, 2008
Please make time to stop by.
This may just be the answer to your prayers!
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
ONLY 15 more days until FIREPROOF opens in theatres!
And the men of the city said unto Elisha, Behold, I pray thee, the situation of this city is pleasant, as my lord seeth: but the water is naught, and the ground barren.
And he said, Bring me a new cruse, and put salt therein. And they brought it to him.
And he went forth unto the spring of the waters, and cast the salt in there, and said, Thus saith the LORD, I have healed these waters; there shall not be from thence any more death or barren land.
So the waters were healed unto this day, according to the saying of Elisha which he spake.
2 Kings 2:19-21
My holy people, you ask why so much is wrong with the area you live, with the Church and with all the affairs of your life. I tell you, the reason many are fleeing the Church is not because of their great sin, but because they recognize something is very wrong with the Church. Where is the salt?
Haven’t I said that if you follow Me, I will make you fishers of men? Haven’t I said I will heal your diseases? Haven’t I told you of the abundant life that I have for you? Why then is the Church so weak? Why are those following Me not winning the lost? Why are the sick uncured and the blind and deaf still not seeing and hearing? Why are so many still bound? Why are these things? I tell you, it comes down to one simple thing … where is the salt?
My holy people, where is the salt in the land? Where are those sent to purify? Where are those sent to speak My counsel and the counsel of the Lord and the counsel of God? If you know so much, if you do not need these things, then answer why you are not saving the lost and healing the sick? If you know the right things and are doing the right things, then why is your land barren and the Church being shamed by the world? If you know so much, then why are you not setting people free? I tell you: where is the salt?
You may want to pray for nations and look for many grand things to be done. Still, you are unfruitful, even in your smallest things. Do not allow this to continue. Become the salt that I desire and search out the particular salt that is needed to accompany your own gifting. A meal is not good without the proper seasoning; it requires the salt to be applied. Where is the salt?
Why are young people leaving the Church in record numbers? Why is this? Perhaps they know more than you? They recognize something is very wrong. The salt is missing. Where is the salt?
Much of the salt has been cast out of the Church. Too flavorful for some, too convicting for others: the salt has many concerned that it may offend, it may cause people to turn away. I tell you, it is because you have cast the salt out of your midst that the Church has become a refuge for death, rather than abundant life. Where is the salt?
It is time to fall on your knees. It is time to repent of what has been done in My Name. It is time to return to what you know to be powerful, Biblical Christianity. Not just in name, but in power. It is time to embrace the salt, to be the salt, to demand the salt, to intercede and pray for more salt. It is time to turn from your evil ways and follow Mine. Where is the salt?
My Kingdom come … not your own. My Will be done … not in your way. On earth … not of the earth. As it is in heaven … not of your own imaginings. It is time you cry out for the real salt that will give you the savor of life, instead of the savor of death. Cry out for the salt. Look to Me to send the salt. Then, when the salt I have sent to your midst comes, do not reject it, but embrace it. For as you truly cry out for Me to come, to establish the Church as I have envisioned it in heaven … then I will do it. I will hear and I will answer and I will speak My counsel to you and then I expect you to follow Me: to be different, to follow My Heart, to be an accurate expression of Christ in the earth. Then and only then, will you be the salt that has not lost its savor. Where is the salt?
My holy people; seek My Face. Call upon My Name. Be the salt that is so needed in your wicked and sinful generation. Listen for what is upon My Heart. Speak those things that are upon My Heart. Do those things you see Me doing. Then, I will send you to the lost, the sick, the demonized and the oppressed. Then and only then will you be what I have intended. Until then … where is the salt?
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Tuesday, September 09, 2008
Tuesday - Ironing Day
Wednesday - Mending Day
Thursday - Cleaning Day
Friday - Shopping Day
Saturday - Cooking Day
Sunday - The Lord’s Day
- Author unknown
I'm sure our Heavenly Father would agree. :)
Monday, September 08, 2008
Saturday, September 06, 2008
The State of Your Soul
Wooohooo! It's here!
Ameerah just announced that the free e-book 'The State of Your Soul' is now available...as a gift...no need to subscribe, just be blessed!
Please click on the book cover to receive your free e-book.
Come see what God revealed to Ameerah as she was pouring herself into her writing...there are certain areas of bondage that are evident in many believers' lives today...see how the world has come into the church! Learn how to break free and live a life of victory!
Friday, September 05, 2008
It's time for our kids to join the guitar revolution! They can strap on a guitar and play along with their favorite bands. (tobyMac, Relient K, Flyleaf, Newsboys and more...)
Your kids (and you too, of course!) can strum along to the onscreen cues, working your way through 4 levels of difficulty. As an expert, your fingers will be flying, as you will have mastered the 5 buttons needed to play the chords.
Guitar Praise includes everything you need to get started. You can watch the video here, as well as find out more information about this amazing product!
Can you tell I am excited?!!! lol I've already added it to my kids' Christmas wish lists. (wink)
Please join me in a round of applause for Digital Praise for making products that encourage our kids to draw closer to Jesus!
Digital Praise = Glorifying God Through Interactive Media
Amen & amen!!!
Thursday, September 04, 2008
Angie (from Knightly News) and her sister Amy are leading the study written by Beth Moore called 'Jesus, The One and Only'.
The Bible study will be held over at the Sisters of Faith website. The study starts here.
Be sure to bookmark their page to follow along.
Please share what God is revealing to you!
Monday, September 01, 2008
The Bible Study includes 4 lessons designed to teach the biblical truths of our enemy, the warfare around us, our weapons to fight and win, and how to live a life of victory as Jesus has promised us.
* Click here to learn how webcasting works.
To learn more about Bobbye and Tonilee, you are invited to take a few minutes and look through the various pages of their website at Daily Disciples. These two women share a vision of reaching the world for Christ by teaching others how to be His daily disciples.