The Elliot Edition

e Edition November 10

Relevant Docs "Legacy"

elliotWMCN recently caught up with Valerie Elliot Shepard when she was in town and she shares memories and insight into the lives of her legendary parents, Jim and Elisabeth Elliot. She tells the story of two people whose lives exemplified complete obedience. She shares her insightful thoughts on carrying on their legacy.

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Tomlin Enthuses, Inspires Van Andel Audience



By Terry DeBoer

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It probably was a surprise to most of the assembled crowd. Singer-songwriter-worship leader Chris Tomlin led more than 7,000 gathered in Van Andel Arena in a recitation of Psalm 100.

The willing audience at his Nov. 7 concert was able to read the verses aloud from the giant arena screens, completing a great introduction to Tomlin's song "Psalm 100."

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Memoir Asserts We're All Orphans in Some Way Who Can Turn to Heavenly Father


by Paul R. Kopenkoskey

Lorilee Craker 235Author Lorilee Craker's latest book makes an assertion that may jar some readers, while others will nod their heads in wholehearted agreement: All of us in one way or another are orphans.

Craker's book, "Anne of Green Gables, My Daughter and Me: What My Favorite Book Taught Me About Grace, Belonging & the Orphan In Us All" (Tyndale House Publishers Inc.), weaves the literal sense of the word "orphan" with the fallout that's let loose when rejection and desertion strikes our emotional and spiritual core.

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The Blood of the Martyrs is the Seed of the Church


eeby Dave Baker

In January of 1956 my parents were at an evening church service when the pastor announced that five missionaries were killed on a remote beach in Ecuador. The missionaries and their families were part of Operation Acua, a mission to reach a savage tribe of indigenous people. The killings later became the subject of a feature article in Life magazine. That article did much to bring attention to missions and to advance the cause of overseas missions. Elisabeth Elliot, the wife of one of the young men that was killed, emerged as one of the more high profile members of the group. Through the Gates of Splendor, a book written by Elisabeth Elliot, gave a detailed account of the work the group did. It came out in 1957 and over time became one of the most important Christian books ever written. Elisabeth would go on to write many more books, including Shadow of the Almighty, a biography on the life of her husband Jim.

Finance: Dave Says....


Dear Dave,

Our son is a senior in college. We all signed a contract before he left for school a few years ago stating that we would pay for school and provide him a car to drive as long as he maintained good grades and behaved in a respectful and mature manner. Over the last couple of years, his grades have dropped and he's been acting more and more disrespectful. We learned recently that he even told a family friend that he hated us. My husband went to confront him about his behavior and this statement, and our son admitted he said it and was unrepentant. My husband immediately took the car and cut off his cell phone, like we had agreed. But now, I just feel sick with worry. Did we do the right thing?


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Final Words:


"A pharisee is hard on others and easy on himself, but a spiritual man is easy on others and hard on himself."

A.W. Tower

"I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people— for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness.

1 Timothy 2:1-2





The Gospel in Four Minutes

Catching Up:

In case you missed it last week:

CLC Network nurtures inclusive communities far and wide

For Tomlin, "It's all about the songs"

Author: Vital to sow power of love, forgiveness in Egypt

Terry's picks for November

Relevant Docs




Holland-area churches, individuals reach out to help Syrian refugees

Family Promise announces $2 million capital campaign

Hudsonville Christian School plans $2.9M expansion

Principal: Dress codes keep girls from becoming 'sex objects'



Farther Away:

Iowa City council members vote to remove cross memorial, city votes to remove council members

Starbucks plain red cups spark controversy

Pastors celebrate win in gender-bender fight

Vote defeats Houston transgender bathroom ordinance

Man sends partner a text while she waits in abortion clinic which saves unborn child's life

Over 800,000 Catholics demand clarification on family and marriage




Parenting technology - Dan Seaborn

A guest blog: When your apology falls flat - Clare De Graaf

Can anyone find 100% certainty in a 63% world?- Jeff Carlson





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