Daily Archives: August 2, 2014

Ten Things I Want To Tell Teenage Girls | Kate Conner

Learning to Believe You’re Enough in an Insecure World

Today’s interview is with Kate Conner, author of the viral post, “Ten Things I Want to Tell Teenage Girls,” she is a wife, mother of three, and accomplished speaker and blogger. She has authored two new ebooks, Ten Things for Teen Girls and Enough which both eloquently communicate the true worth teenage girls have and equips parents to show their teen girls how much they’re loved and valued.

1. Your blog post, “Ten Things I Want to Tell Teenage Girls,” went viral—what was that like? What sort of feedback did you get and how did you respond?

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Laura Lee Garner

Ten Things I Want To Tell Teenage Girls | Kate Conner.

1.  If you choose to wear shirts that show off your boobs, you will attract boys.  To be more specific, you will attract the kind of boys that like to look down girls’ shirts.  If you want to date a guy who likes to look at other girls’ boobs and chase skirts, then great job; keep it up.  If you don’t want to date a guy who ogles at the breasts of other women, then maybe you should stop offering your own breasts up for the ogling.  All attention is not equal.  You think you want attention, but you don’t.  You want respect.  All attention is not equal.

2. Don’t go to the tanning bed.  You’ll thank me when you go to your high school reunion and you look like you’ve been airbrushed and then photoshopped compared to…

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GAZA WAR UPDATE, Day #27: Netanyahu addresses nation. Operation against Hamas to continue. IDF has destroyed the terror tunnels, will unilaterally withdraw soon. But Israel won’t negotiate a ceasefire any longer.

Joel C. Rosenberg's Blog

(Denver, Colorado) — It’s not over yet, but Israel is winning in the battle against radical Islamic terrorism in Gaza. Here’s the latest.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon addressed their nationon live TV in Hebrew at 9pm on Saturday evening, the beginning of Day #27 of Operation Protective Edge.

Here are highlights of their message:

  • Israel’s military operation against Hamas and the terrorists in Gaza is not over —  but they are making tremendous progress and will continue aggressively until the terrorist attacks on Israel are neutralized and the situation is calm and stable.
  • That said, Israel will be done destroying the terror tunnels threatening Israel in the next 24 hours or so.
  • The IDF will then begin withdrawing ground forces from Gaza unilaterally.
  • Israel will not try to negotiate another ceasefire with Hamas.
  • Israel will continue to hit the terrorists with air power…

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Millennials and Worship Style

With around 12 million Millennials in our churches today, their presence is making a dramatic impact on worship services. As we discuss on the podcast this week, this impact is not necessarily manifested in a desire for a certain style of music, but a desired authenticity in the worship service. In that regard, “style” of worship is not their primary focus. Instead they seek worship services and music that have three major elements.

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The Need for Church Bookstores – Church & Culture Blog

As someone relatively familiar with the publishing industry, having just published my twentieth book, I read Philip Yancey’s recent article in Books and Culture with great interest. Titled “Farewell to the Golden Age,” it is an informed and insightful analysis of the end of publishing as we have known it.

Beyond just analyzing the rise of e-books and self-publishing and the demise of bookstores and back catalogs, Yancey explores what has been lost. Here are a few of his points, along with some of my own:

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MOUTH CONFESSION; HEART BELIEF

Samuel at Gilgal

Charles H. SpurgeonCharles H. Spurgeon:

“If thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved” (Romans 10:9)

There must be confession with the mouth. Have I made it? Have I openly avowed my faith in Jesus as the Savior whom God has raised from the dead, and have I done it in God’s way? Let me honestly answer this question.

There must also be belief with the heart. Do I sincerely believe in the risen Lord Jesus? Do I trust in Him as my sole hope of salvation? Is this trust from my heart? Let me answer as before God. If I can truly claim that I have both confessed Christ and believed in him, then I am saved. The text does not say it may be so, but it is plain as a…

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