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Debby Thompson and her husband Larry have served in global missions with Campus Crusade for Christ International (CCCI) since 1974, and are counted among the pioneering Western missionaries who lived covertly behind the Iron Curtain in communist Poland.  In total, the Thompsons spent 33 years in Eastern Europe, ultimately leading CCCI’s work in 20 European nations. Together they and their three children were witnesses to a period of dramatic social, political and spiritual change.  Now living in Cincinnati, Debby serves on the Global Leadership Council of Athletes in Action International, the sports ministry of Campus Crusade for Christ International. An active grandmother of six, she is also a sought-after speaker, writer and mentor for women around the world.  Debby’s new book, entitled, The Leader’s Wife, Living with Eternal Intentionality, encourages women to pursue intimacy with Jesus, authenticity with others, a passion for their calling and a purpose for their influence. Subscribe to Debby’s blog, Living with Eternal Intentionality™, GPS for a Woman of Purpose™ at DebbyThompson.com, and follow her on Twitter at @Debbythompson17. To contact her directly, email: Debby.thompson@cru.org

The Star Still Stops

"Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid” John 14:27. (NKJV)

A Divine Appointment: Devout Meets Deity

What can we learn from a man in Jerusalem called Simeon?  I invite you to join me in considering a cameo tucked into the Book of Luke. Simeon, like Mary and the shepherds, also participated in God’s Bigger Story surrounding the life of our Newborn King.

Mary Said Yes to God

Imagine a fresh evergreen wreath bedecked with festive ribbons and glowing candles is sitting on a table before us. Imagine we are sipping warm wassail from red mugs, imagine a fire is roaring inside the fireplace, and imagine snow is quietly falling just beyond the window. As you and I gather around God’s Word, let us prepare our hearts to worship Him.

How Badly Do You Want a Turkey?

Picture a young missionary family in Warsaw, Poland living a covert, double-life behind the Iron Curtain. In the darkest days of the Cold War, immersed in the culture of a nation not their own...

22 Ways to Make this Your Best Thanksgiving Ever

Make a list, make a plan, make ahead…
 Make a mess, clean the mess, make sure… 
 Extend the table, cover the table, decorate the table…
 Race...