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Blessings of being a mother
May11

Blessings of being a mother

Lord, just being a Mom is such a blessing, A blessing like no other! Especially when I hear them say: I love you Mother! Wouldn’t it be wonderful if our children understood the reality of how much God and Mama loves them! Mama’s love is so special. But, the word “special” takes on a whole new meaning, when you talk about “God’s Love.” It’s awesome, isn’t it! When I think how much He cares about us, it makes cold chills go all over me....

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How Oklahoma churches can help prevent youth/young adult suicide
May08

How Oklahoma churches can help prevent youth/young adult suicide

Suicide is now the second-leading cause of death for young people in Oklahoma. Teen suicide rates in the state have been increasing for more than a decade. Between 2005 and 2014, the self-inflicted deaths of 10 to 24-year-olds jumped a whopping 31 percent. An average of 85 Oklahoma youth and young people die each year by suicide, making the suicide rate 41 percent higher than the national rate.1 A suicide epidemic Anadarko is still...

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Advancing Truth at Men’s Rewired: Falls Creek retreat appeals to men of all interests, April 28-29
Mar23

Advancing Truth at Men’s Rewired: Falls Creek retreat appeals to men of all interests, April 28-29

The website for Men’s Rewired describes the April 28-29 event at Falls Creek Conference Center as “one of the only conferences where you will see a biker, cowboy, hipster, gamer and businessman standing together in worship as the greater tribe of Christian men.” This year’s Men’s Rewired features a “big lineup with a lot of speakers,” as Keith Burkhart, family and men’s ministries specialist for the Baptist General Convention of...

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Conventional Thinking: Screen saver
Mar17

Conventional Thinking: Screen saver

A new report showed that American teenagers spend approximately nine hours a day of screen time. You read that right: nine hours! This accounts for daily use of “tablets, smartphones, personal computers, multimedia devices, video games, radios, DVDs, DVRs and TVs.” Before we scold these out-of-control teens, hear the other news. Another report by the Nielson Company revealed that adults are even worse, spending an average of 10 hours...

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Woman finds healing years after abortion
Feb13

Woman finds healing years after abortion

STILLWATER—When Brent Prentice, pastor of Stillwater, Eagle Heights stood in the pulpit on Sanctity of Human Life two years ago, he wanted to proclaim what God’s Word says about the sanctity of every human life. Prentice always wanted to encourage the congregation to pray more and do even more in this area. “We are pro-life not just once a year, but we are pro-life for all life,” he said. “I was grieved to learn many of our young...

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Rose-colored masses: Pro-Life faithful flock to 2017 Rose Day
Feb09

Rose-colored masses: Pro-Life faithful flock to 2017 Rose Day

Just days before millions of Americans send or receive bouquets of roses for Valentine’s Day, Oklahoma lawmakers received an abundant amount of long-stem red roses. These roses came courtesy of the pro-life faithful who flocked to the Oklahoma State Capitol for the annual Rose Day Rally. More than 1,000 Oklahomans took part in the 26th annual Rose Day event on Feb. 8 and focused on protecting unborn life. Beginning in the morning,...

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