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 Vital Signs: The Year That Was 

This month’s letter comes in two sections.  The first is a brief account about the Thanksgiving Jar project that Claire and I enjoyed throughout the year but which gave a special beauty and significance to our Christmas season.  And then I’ll follow up with a 2015 year-in-review of Vital Signs.  And let me tell you, 2015 was quite a year!



This Week's Vital Signs 60-second Radio Commentaries 


"3 for 5" Prayer Program 

          Vital Signs Ministries is inviting Christian pro-life advocates from around the country to participate in a new prayer initiative against Planned Parenthood.  It is a simple program but one which could have a powerful effect indeed as it stimulates not only more people to pray but to pray in more specific, more strategic and more unified ways. 

            We call this prayer program “3 for 5” and here’s how it works. 

            We’re asking believers to covenant together to pray at least 3 minutes a day on the 5 weekdays about specific issues related to Planned Parenthood’s ongoing assaults on the culture of life.  That could mean 3 minutes of prayer added to one’s morning meditations, a minute prayer lifted up three times a day…whatever.  And for every weekday, we’re encouraging prayers aimed at particular targets.  Again, this way we’re praying more AND praying for the very same things, agreeing with one another and the Holy Spirit to oppose the evil deeds of this mega-abortion corporation.  Below are the specific targets for each weekday, a sample prayer and a Scripture “springboard.”  readmore1.png

 The Thanksgiving Jar

Thanksgiving Jar 1.jpgIn 2015 Claire and I attempted to significantly increase our gratitude attitude by keeping a Thanksgiving Jar on our kitchen counter.  And into that jar we dropped notes throughout the year — notes on which we had jotted down thanks for blessings given us by God. We wrote down encouragements, answers to prayer, deliverances, special moments of beauty and adventure.  You get the idea.  
But by following this link, you see a two-minute video clip explaining the project.
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