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If you enjoy this email service, I encourage you to spread the word to family and friends that we may bring inspiration to the lives of many! If you are not on the list and this has been passed along to you, join the thousands of world-wide readers by visiting:

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Good afternoon HeartTouchers.com readers!

Kristi and I had a wonderful time doing ministry in the bush of western Alaska., but it is good to be back at home. Thank you for all your prayers and keep praying that the seeds that were planted in the hearts of young people will grow and grow.


From my family to yours,
Michael

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Night Meditations

By Ken Pierpont

I was about seventeen when I bought myself a quality table radio with an alarm and sleep function. It was a very nice radio with a large speaker. I could listen to programming as I went to sleep at night. I would often try to go to bed at 10:30 at night so I could set the sleep timer for thirty minutes and go to sleep listening to a program called "Nightwatch" produced by Moody Radio and hosted by Chuck Wagoner. The program was aired by WEEC from Springfield, Ohio. Chuck Wagoner had a rich baritone voice. He spoke very quietly and in an unhurried way. It was a perfect way to end the day with the things of the Lord on your mind.

What you think about before you go to sleep at night could determine the course of your entire life. You will meditate on something in the few minutes before you go to sleep at night. What do you meditate on? Some go to bed thinking about the injuries done to them. Contrary to the Scriptures which say "let not the sun go down upon their wrath," they go to bed meditating on their hurts. Some go to be meditating on their regrets, their sins, their failures. Some people go to bed meditating on their worries and their fears. Their hearts are filled with anxiety in the last moments of the day. Some go to bed meditating in their desires for things. They go to bed meditating on their ambitions. Others go to bed mediating on their illicit sexual desires. God's intent is that we meditate on the things of the Lord in the night hours

David set his heart on the Lord at night. You can see this repeatedly in the Psalms. Psalm 63:5-6 says: My soul shall be satisfied as with marrow and fatness; and my mouth shall praise thee with joyful lips: When I remember thee upon my bed, and meditate on thee in the night watches.

Psalm 16:7 I will bless the Lord: who hath given me counsel: my reigns (mind) instruct me in the night seasons.

Psalm 17:3 Thou hast proved mine heart; thou hast visited me in the night.

Psalm 42:8 Yet the Lord will command his lovingkindness in the daytime, and in the night His song shall be with me, and my prayer unto the God of my life.

Psalm 77:6 I call to remembrance my song in the night. I commune with mine own heart: and my spirit made diligent search.

Psalm 119:55 I have remembered thy name, O Lord in the night.

Psalm 119:62 At midnight I will rise to give thanks unto thee because of thy righteous judgments.

Psalm 119:148 Mine eyes prevent the night watches, that I might meditate in thy Word. That means I look forward to them.

Psalm 4:4 Stand in awe and sin not: commune with your own heart upon your bed, and be still.

Isaiah 26:9 With my soul have I desired thee in the night: yea, with my spirit will I seek thee early.

Isaiah 30:29 Ye shall have a song, as in the night when a holy solemnity is kept.

God often spoke to people in the night. He spoke to Jacob, Laban, Samuel, Daniel, Peter, Mary and Joseph in the night. As one once said; "God works the night shift."

In September of 1978 I as twenty years old. That was the autumn I met Lois. I did my very best to completely monopolize her time and attention, which I have continued resolutely for the past nearly thirty years. We began to spend time together and I knew early on that I wanted her to be my wife. I knew I was going to be a pastor, so I assumed that she was called to be a pastor's wife. I wasn't sure if she knew it yet so one night on a walk around the campus I worked up the courage to ask her.

I said; "Did you ever think you might be a pastor's wife?"

She said; "No, but when I was in high school I used to lay in bed and night and listen to Lester Roloff on the radio and I felt like God was telling me I was going to do something for Him. I thought maybe I would help troubled girls.

It warmed my heart that night as we were strolling through fallen leaves on that cool autumn night that years before, in my quiet, private meditations on my bed God had been stirring up longings for God and for eternal things in my heart using a Christian radio station late at night. A state away a girl who I had never met was listening to her radio too. God was working in her heart, stirring up her heart for ministry and for God. He was tugging her into a rich life of ministry together and none of us would ever have imagined.

Ken Pierpont

ken@kenpierpont.com

Write Ken and let him know your thoughts on his story!

I'm Ken Pierpont. I speak, sing, and write to inspire others. I mentor people and organize things and do what needs to me done to support my story-telling habit. I am not above telling stories for food.

I have been married to Lois, my college sweetheart since 1979. We have eight children, four sons and four daughters. We live near Chicago in Hinsdale, Illinois where I work for the Institute in Basic Life Principles. (www.iblp.org )

On the weekends we are free to minister in Churches within driving distance. My goal in life is to communicate truth about Jesus Christ and demonstrate that truth in my own life and family every day.

Ken sends the Stonebridge Newsletter, a free weekly electronic newsletter, to over 5,000 subscribers every Monday morning. You can visit his site

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Creation Q & A

Q: A fossil clock--what does it mean?

A: Because of the intense evolutionary indoctrination we've all received, most people assume that it takes millions of years for sediment--like sand or mud--to harden into rock. But given the right ingredients, this can actually happen quickly. Mixing cement is an obvious example, by the way.

On our website, we showed the picture of the mechanism of a clock encased in solid rock, along with sea shells. Of course, no one believes this clock was made millions of years ago. The clock was found in 1975 near a jetty at Westport, Washington. We know that there have been many shipwrecks in this area.

Obviously, the right mix of sand and other substances hardened around this clock, making it look like a clock in hard rock!

There's really nothing spectacular about this at all--these sorts of things happen all the time in different parts of the world. But the average person doesn't usually hear about them, and thus they go on thinking that rocks and fossils must take millions of years to form.

This "clock in the rock" is on display in our Creation Museum (http://www.answersingenesis.org/museum) near Cincinnati, where we are teaching people the truth about the history of the world ... according to the Bible.

For more information about fossils, see Fossils Questions and Answers at:

http://www.answersingenesis.org/home/area/faq/fossils.asp

Source: AnswersinGenesis.org

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Creation News

This new addition to our web site will give you an article on the leading news in the Creation/Evolution controversy each day.

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This section also includes a rotating Question and Answer feature and a weekly Creation Comic strip from the people at AnswersInGenesis.org

Be sure to come back and visit each day for an informative article that will help you keep up to date on the latest news in this controversial area!


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Thought For The Day

"We must adjust to changing times and still hold to unchanging principles." --Jimmy Carter


Verse for the Day

"The Word of the Lord stands forever." --1 Peter 1:25


Kid's Thought For The Day

"To be a child is to see dragons in summer clouds, hear music in a cricket's hum, feel velvet on a caterpillar's back, and believe pumpkins really do turn into coaches."


Parent's Thought For The Day

"A rich man is one who when his pockets are empty, his children fill his arms."


Coach's Thought For The Day

"A leader is a person you will follow to a place you wouldn't go by yourself." --Joel Arthur Barker


Writer's Thought For The Day

"I know most newspaper readers don't read all the way to the endings. But I tell myself if I do it well enough, they'll read mine." --Ken Fuson



Deep Thought For The Day:

"Cash, check or charge?" I asked, after folding items the woman wished to purchase. As she fumbled for her wallet I notice a remote control for a television set in her purse. "Do you always carry your TV remote?" I asked. "No," she replied. "But my husband refused to come shopping with me, so I figured this was the most evil thing I
could do to him."



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