Why Divorce Isn't in our Vocabulary (or our Dictionary)
By: Emily Tuttle
When I write a story, the words I choose are important. But so are the words I don't use. What we don't say speaks volumes.
In my house growing up, there was an entire wall full of books downstairs. Most were encyclopedias and my dad's Bible commentaries, but high on the middle shelf was an old blue dictionary. The binding was tearing, and in some places there were only single threads left. It wasn't the newest edition, and a lot of current words hadn't been added, but we had never replaced it.
Because in every other dictionary, there was one too many words.
- our regional director, Yuri Shelestun, his team, and all of their families in Kiev, Ukraine. The country needs prayers for peace and recovery after last week's violent protests in Kiev.
- Mark Schaff and Yuri Shelestun as they travel to Israel on February 26-March 9 to teach, train, and network with Russian speaking congregations. They will train pastors in 7 Laws of the Learner and Personal Holiness in Times of Temptation. Please pray especially for Yuri who is from Ukraine and had to leave his family in Kiev so soon after the protests.
- Alex Colombo, our global leader for South America, and his wife, Mirta, as they travel throughout North Georgia training Spanish pastors in 7 Laws of the Learner and Kids in the Book.
- Walk Thru the Old Testament instructor training on March 14-18 in Atlanta.
We are training 12 instructors coming from all across the U.S. Pray for Terry Seamon as the master trainer, for travel and logistics, and for a meaningful experience.
It took Brad Miller at least six months to get his wife to read the Daily Walk Bible. Finally she picked it up and started reading—and hasn't stopped since. That was 10 years ago, and Brad laughs now about the results. "I only got one more person to read the Bible. She got about a thousand more at our church to read it."
Brad and his wife, Sheri Carmon Miller, became vocal advocates of daily Bible reading because of how it changed their lives. "We feel very strongly about it because neither of us were Bible readers," says Sheri. "Believers, but not Bible readers. And that's difficult because you're not feeding yourself spiritually if you're not reading the Bible."
The format of the Daily Walk Bible clicked with both of them. "It moved the Bible from black and white to Technicolor for me," Sheri says. They appreciate the daily overviews that keep the reader oriented to what is going on, and they love how the notes tie the Old and New Testaments together and help the reader make