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Excerpted from the March/April 2015 issue of Christian Woman Magazine.
Warning cones surrounded the huge red fire truck, stopped on the freeway overpass. Three firemen stood saluting atop their rig. An enormous American flag hung gently below the overpass. All motorists traveling that freeway viewed that scene as they passed under.
This impressive scene was repeated for miles and miles on freeways in our area on two separate days that sad week. The respectful reverence honored two officers fallen in the line of duty. Tears welled up in the eyes of those passing this awesome sight.
Now updated and revised!
Seasoning Your Words, Nancy Eichman’s classic ladies book on managing our mouths has now been updated and revised!
None of us are immune to the faults of the tongue. “For the ear tests words as the tongue tastes food” (Job 34:3).
Some people may downplay the effect of their words: “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.” But words are powerful. Like a forest fire raging out of control, ill-chosen words can ravage and sear the heart. However, appropriate, timely words can soothe the deep burning pains of the soul.
Nancy Eichman has found that the Bible is filled with examples and advice about the kind of speech God desires. If you ever have trouble with words – saying something you shouldn’t or failing to say something you should – then this study is for you. Digital communication and social media add a whole new dimension to this problem. Learn to apply Nancy’s classic lessons in a modern way.
Only the seasoning of God’s wisdom can produce speech that is tasteful to all.
Eichman has a passion for studying the Bible and writing about it for ladies Bible classes. A graduate of Freed-Hardeman and Harding universities, she works as a program coordinator in the graduate program at the University of South Carolina. Nancy lives in Columbia, S.C., with her husband, Phillip, and they have two grown children, John and Amy.
A Wish List: From GA Publisher Neil W. Anderson
In every issue of Gospel Advocate is a human interest column called “The Anderson Files” written by GA publisher Neil W. Anderson. This article is excerpted from the April edition.
A lot of fascination has recently been expressed in a person’s “bucket list,” those things an individual would like to do while still able. I don’t have a bucket list, but I do have a wish list. As the GA approaches our 160th anniversary, I wish to add considerably to our archives. I would love to have more of those little cards that made up our curriculum for children for many years. I would be happy to receive old copies of the GA, not from the last three or four decades but from the really early days – the 1860s to the 1900s.
Our archives have very few of the advertising items from our past. Any of those things bearing the GA logo used to remind people of the company and of its work with churches would be a great addition for us. Finally I would be particularly interested in any correspondence with the staff of the GA over the many years. How easily we let the past slip away! Only when we have a major anniversary do we think about reclaiming some of that past. That’s why I am thinking of my “wish list.” Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The “A Matter of Taste” column in the March/April issue of Christian Woman features recipes that help you make the most of a busy day by cooking ahead and freezing foods for another day. The article features foods like Parmesan Garlic Chicken, Beef Stroganoff, Chicken Enchiladas and others, as well as some great information on how to freeze foods to keep them both easy and tasty after freezing. Try this easy Banana Oat Muffin recipe and let us know what you think.
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Looking for a fun and easy Easter dessert?
Look no further than this adorable Easter-themed cake. Featured in the “CW Interest” column in the March/April 2015 issue of Christian Woman, it makes for a cute centerpiece and a delicious show-stopping dessert. The banner is available for download here.
Are Your Words Tasteful?
Words are an influential tool that we use every single day. In her new book Sweet Speak, Elizabeth Jimenez examines God’s guidelines and examples in His Word on how to speak in ways that will please Him. Thinking before we speak and planning to use thoughtful words can encourage someone and keep them from anger or heartache.
Jimenez offers challenges, discussions and insights for young girls on how they can speak with purpose. Set up as a workbook, each girl will be challenged to get into the Scriptures and to apply the lessons to her life. Whether it is for personal study or class study, this book will help preteen or teenage girls learn how to choose words wisely.
Elizabeth Jimenez and her family attend Mount Juliet, Tenn., Church of Christ, where they are involved with the Hispanic ministry. Elizabeth is a graduate of Freed-Hardeman and Tennessee State universities. She has been involved in missions since she was a student at FHU, including spending two years in Mexico.
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Reprinted from the March 2015 issue of Gospel Advocate Magazine, this article is part of a special series about the Millennial generation and its impact on the church.
Using generational markers is nothing new. One of the key refrains throughout the book of Genesis is “these are the records of the generation of … .” Generational timekeeping is as old as time itself. As long as there have been different generations, there have most certainly been generational tensions. The tension that exists today between Millennials and the older generations is nothing new. We become so used to this generational tension that it is very easy to just ignore it.
Although generational tension is nothing new, the substance of the tension is often unique within the generations. It would be wise for the church to try to understand the substance of this tension today so it can best plot a course for the future.
Come Visit Gospel Advocate at the 2015 Faulkner University Lectures!
Gospel Advocate hopes to see you March 1-5 at the 2015 Faulkner University Lectures. Come visit us at our booth in the atrium of the Harris-Parker Bible Building every day. We will have book specials and some great events that we hope you’ll be a part of.
Come and take a look at our fresh new books that are relevant to today’s church by authors who are biblically sound.
We look forward to seeing you there!