Monday, September 21, 2009

Do You Have 60 Seconds to Help Fight Breast Cancer? We Thought So!:


To help encourage 1 million women to participate in research about the causes and prevention of breast cancer, The Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation/Army of Women asked film students to create short Public Service Announcements about the cause. We love the idea so much that we will be airing the four top videos right here on, today through Thursday. On Friday, we'll ask you to vote for your favorite. Let's check out the first one!

Of their video, One Million Strong, Brent McHenry and Nick Wenger, of the University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts, say:

"It's about...literally stepping up to the frontline of the battle against this terrible disease...While using the powerful and appropriate metaphor of pink bras, women assemble a chain that brings them together across the globe."

Thank you for watching! What do you think? Are you inspired to get involved?

Be sure to come back each day this week to watch the rest of the Love/Army of Women videos and vote for the most engaging, empowering one on Friday! Your vote will help the organization pick the video that will motivate millions of women to take the next step and sign up to join the Army of Women.

Get more information, and take the next step yourself by signing up at:

Remember: Finding the cause of breast cancer and preventing it starts with one--YOU.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

So Yesterday

Priscilla Richardson

"Forever, O Lord, Your Word is settled in heaven." Psalm 119:89 (NASB)

We live in a society that prizes change. Whether it's the most recent dictum of haute couture from the world of fashion, or the latest in technical gadgets, we are enamored with the idea that newer and different is better.

Let the word "change" fall from a politician's lips, and his or her future is suddenly golden. Discontented with the ordinariness of our lives, we are often an easy sell. So much so, in fact, that one of the quickest ways to kill an idea or project is to describe it as "so yesterday."

Obviously, some changes are positive and some are negative. But too much change, or change for the wrong reasons, can leave us scrambling for the higher ground of stability. When we are forced by circumstances to ride those roiling seas of change, to what do we cling to maintain our emotional and spiritual equilibrium? In Psalm 61:2, David said, "When my heart is overwhelmed, lead me to the rock that is higher than I" (NKJV).

Isn't that what we all want - a sense of permanence in a world of change and restlessness? Solid ground when we can't touch bottom? Stillness in place of agitation?

God's Word tells us that all these are possible because of one man, and His name is Jesus. "For he himself is our peace," (Ephesians 2:14, NIV), the One who never changes. The "same yesterday and today and forever" (Hebrews 13:8, NIV). The unshakeable foundation beneath our feet when everything in our world totters (Psalm 40:2).

How comforting to know that our lives are encompassed by an eternally present Christ. He is our Alpha and Omega, our Beginning and our End. Who He is and what He says stands…




Long after you and I are considered history and "so yesterday," Jesus will still be. Describing the uniqueness of our God, Eugene Peterson in The Message asks, "Are we not at bedrock?" (Psalm 18:31).


Dear Lord, as everything around me changes, may I rest my heart on the firm foundation of Your Word, which never goes out of style or needs revision. May I rejoice in its timeless truth and rest in its awesome strength to transform my sometimes erratic life into a place of peace. In Jesus' Name, Amen.