The Did You Vote Today Edition (06 November 2012)

e Edition November 6

Local: Did You Remember to Vote?

By Staff

choices2In case you have not voted yet, here is a little help. Michigan Family Forum's non-partisan Voter Guide is an excellent tool for finding hard-to-find information about the General Election candidates. Follow this link to view a copy and share it with all of your friends!

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Local: Video


annbA View From the Frontlines: Problems in Marriages Today

Pastor George Davis shares on the biggest problem in marriages today.

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A View from the Frontlines:
He Knows your Name

John Booy from the Potter's House discusses how and why he greets all the students by name every day.

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jeff225The Two Minute Answer: Who is Jesus?

Pastor Jeff Carlson shares his perspective on who Jesus really is.

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Local: Ted Dekker Visits Newly-Renovated Baker Book House to Promote Newest Book


By Ann Byle

teddekker2Baker Book House is introducing its newly renovated store with a visit by bestselling author Ted Dekker.

“When we heard Ted was on a book tour, we asked for him to visit because he’s so well loved in the suspense genre,” said Sue Smith, manager of Baker Book House. “We’ll barely be in the store, but we couldn’t pass up having him visit Grand Rapids.”

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Events: Terry's Picks for November


By Terry DeBoer


Heralders Quartet

The Story

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On another Note: metaxas2Eric Metaxas, author of Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy recently made several appearances in the West Michigan area.

In case you missed him, you can watch the speech he gave at the 22nd Annual Dinner at the Acton Institute.

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Lifestyles: Thank God for Twinkies


By Kimberly Gleason

twink2I gave her life. All I wanted was her Twinkie. Luscious, puffy cake of golden sunshine, encasing drool-worthy, creamy white goodness. Enough, already. Just give me the Twinkie!

But no, do you think she would part with her goodies? My eight-year-old daughter became a hyena lurching over a kill, snarling and snapping her teeth at me, protecting the treats she got from a recent church harvest party.

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Finance: Now You are One



Dear Dave,

I got married in May, and my wife brought student loan debt into the marriage. I had some savings before the wedding, and I could pay this off immediately without putting us in a bind. But is this “her” debt, or should I look at it as “our” debt?


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Final Words:


"We are settling for a Christianity that revolves around catering to ourselves when the central message of Christianity is actually about abandoning ourselves."

David Platt

‎"Behold, I am coming soon."

Revelation 21:20



In case you missed it last week:

The Two Minute Answer: Happy Halloween?

A View from the Frontlines: Ann Byle speaks on how to conduct a good interview

A View from the Frontlines: John Booy shares on how being a volunteer can change your life


5,000 World Series packets given to fans

Calvin: Role of gay marriage advocacy at Fun concert raises concerns

TobyMac will headline 2013 Winter Jam Tour at Van Andel Arena

GR native, dcTalk alum Kevin Max returns to Nashville to join Audio Adrenaline

Farther Away:

Just the Briefs, Week 45

'Incredible amount of ministry' underway in superstorm's way

IRS gives pass to churches, more pastors speak out

"We are no longer a Christian nation"

Christian insurance participants losing coverage

CDC: US birth rate hits all time low: 40.7% of babies born to unmarried women

Crystal Cathedral: Rev. Schuller goes to court trying to get $5 million

Texas women forced to cover up 'Vote the Bible' t-shirt at the polls

Christian leaders spar over IDF enlistment

'Power of the local church' on display in NYC

Screen writer warns: Russell Crowe might protray Noah as environmentalist wacko

Man sues church after 600 pound cross crushes leg

Transformation Church is reaching Tulsa youth in a youthful way

Man sues wife over 'ugly' baby, wins $120,000 judgement




Focus on the Children - Seaborn

Jesus and Human Dignity - Metaxus

'Good' people should be afraid of God


Upcoming Events:

Monday Evenings

WholyFit Devotional Exercise, A Christian alternative to traditional yoga designed to build lean muscle, improve flexibility and relieve stress. Exercise poses are self-paced & multi-level.Incorporates scripture memorization, prayer and worship in every class. Classes are taught by WholyFit certified instructor, Karalyn Tresh. Bring an exercise mat, water bottle, and a friend! Comfortable clothes and bare feet, Please arrive 10 - 15 minutes early for your first class - join at any time! Suggested donation: $5/class See for more details. Questions? Call 954-9477October 15- March, 5:30 - 6:30 pm. No childcare. Location: Thornapple Covenant Church, 6595 Cascade Rd. SE, GR, MI 49546

Wednesday, November 7

Ted Dekker, author of the Sanctuary will be signing books from 7:00 -9:00 p.m., Baker Book Store

Thursday November 8

Gala 2012: Pregnancy Resource Center at JW Marriott

Saturday, November 10

A Night to Remember, 40th Anniversary Christmas Celebration directed by Thurlow Spurr, 2:30 p.m Location: Kentwood Fine Arts Auditorium, Tickets 1-800-993-SING

Monday, November 12

Growth: God Revealing Our Way Through Him: Christian women’s fellowship for all believers who are seeking a living relationship with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Casual and come as you are. For more information contact Donna at 262-3862. Location: Lamont Community Church; 14000 48th Avenue Coopersville (Host)

Thursday, November 15

Meet and hear from Shane Hipps, author of Selling Water by the River, 7:00 p.m., Baker Book House

Thursday, November 22

Thanksgiving Day

Friday, November 30

Come and hear Degage's video presentantion and ministry update, enjoy a wonderful catered meal and fellowhip with Degage volunteers and supporters. following the event enjoy access to the Fredrick meijer gardens and Sculpture Park, 7:00 p.m.

Monday, December 10

Growth: God Revealing Our Way Through Him: Christian women’s fellowship for all believers who are seeking a living relationship with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Casual and come as you are. For more information contact Donna at 262-3862. Location: Lamont Community Church; 14000 48th Avenue Coopersville (Host)

Saturday, December 1

Gaither Christmas Homecoming, VanAndel Arena, 6:00 p.m., tickets 1-800-745-3000

Tuesday December 25

Merry Christmas

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