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  • July 11, 2014 - Reflections

    By Jean S. Horner
    The other day while walking down a corridor in a public building, I saw what appeared to be someone walking toward me. On coming closer, I found it was my own reflection in a huge mirror. For a moment it frightened me. Somehow a full-length reflection of one’s self is a startling thing. ...


 

Daily Boost

  • July 11, 2014 - Reflections

    By Jean S. Horner
    The other day while walking down a corridor in a public building, I saw what appeared to be someone walking toward me. On coming closer, I found it was my own reflection in a huge mirror. For a moment it frightened me. Somehow a full-length reflection of one’s self is a startling thing. ...

  • July 10, 2014 - What You See Is What You Get

    By Gary Rogers
    "They came to him and said, 'Teacher, we know you are a man of integrity. You aren't swayed by men, because you pay no attention to who they are; but you teach the way of God in accordance with the truth'" (Mark 12:14, NIV). ...

  • July 9, 2014 - Don't Substitute Optimism for Faith!

    By Jerry D. Scott
    We love stories about "can do" people who, like the little engine in the children's story, just keep pushing ahead saying, "I know I can, I know I can!" But true faith is more than gritty determination or a positive outlook on life. Faith has a fixed point of promise on which it rests securely. ...

  • July 8, 2014 - Friendship

    By Rose McCormick Brandon
    "Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends. You are my friends if you do what I command. I no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know his master's business. Instead, I have called you friends, for everything that I learned from my Father I have made known to you" (John 15:13-15, NIV). ...

  • July 7, 2014 - Laborers in the Harvest

    By Beatrice Northcutt
    "Then He said to them, 'The harvest truly is great, but the laborers are few; therefore pray the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest'" (Luke 10:2, NKJV). ...

  • July 4, 2014 - America the Beautiful

    By Scott Harrup
    With today being the Fourth of July, I'm sitting here thinking about the many blessings I enjoy in our great nation. ...

  • July 3, 2014 - What Is the Church For?

    By George P. Wood
    What is the church for? ...

  • July 2, 2014 - Just Do It

    By Greg Ebie
    As parents, it has happened to all of us one way or another. From time to time we give our children rules or instructions to follow, to which they respond with one word or maybe two: "Why?" "How come?" ...

  • July 1, 2014 - Go and Tell John Again

    By Esther Kerr Rusthoi
    Listen to the voice of Jesus: "Verily I say unto you, Among them that are born of women there hath not risen a greater than John the Baptist" (Matthew 11:11, KJV). ...

  • June 30, 2014 - Good Weather News

    By William E. Richardson
    "He calms the storm" (Psalm 107:29, NKJV). ...

  • June 27, 2014 - Are You Desperate Enough?

    By Patty Kennedy
    "A woman was in the crowd who had been bleeding for twelve years, but no one was able to heal her. She came up behind Jesus and touched the edge of his coat, and instantly her bleeding stopped. ...

  • June 26, 2014 - Two Are Better Than One

    By Jerry D. Scott
    Nothing can replace a friend! A project does not seem half as difficult when an extra pair of hands is available. A walk in the evening is much more enjoyable when a friend walks with you sharing the time and conversing about life. ...

  • June 25, 2014 - I Remember

    By Violet Schoonmaker
    As the prophet said, the compassions of God fail not. "They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness" (Lamentations 3:22,23). ...

  • June 24, 2014 - Change of Plans

    By Gary Rogers
    Most of us don't like interruptions. You have a plan, a schedule, and a specific objective in mind. You're focused, driven and know what you want to accomplish. ...

  • June 23, 2014 - A Boy Named Maher-Shalal-Hash-Baz

    By Scott Harrup
    "A Boy Named Sue," Johnny Cash's 1969 hit, tells in hard-knuckle detail the story of a son given the unlikely name. His dad burdened the boy with the moniker in order to toughen him, and it worked. ...

  • June 20, 2014 - What a Wonderful Name

    By Ken Horn
    Several years ago I was with a small group of missionaries and national Christians in a remote portion of a country that is hostile to Christianity. We were carrying portable video equipment along a narrow mountain path. ...

  • June 19, 2014 - God's Solution

    By Beatrice Northcutt
    "Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins. ... And we have seen and do testify that the Father sent the Son to be the Savior of the world" (1 John 4:10,14, KJV). ...

  • June 18, 2014 - A Salute to the Just

    By Verna B. Flower
    The Bible gives some classic examples of how not to live one's life. Although the Word of God is basically positive, there are instances when it gives a strong negative emphasis to accomplish its purpose. ...

  • June 17, 2014 - What's Wrong With Fun?

    By Hal Donaldson
    Our happiness is more important to God than we might realize. He created pleasure because He enjoys watching us laugh and smile. He also created fun to counterbalance life's pain and disappointments. ...

  • June 16, 2014 - Idols

    By Scott McChrystal
    "Do not turn away after useless idols. They can do you no good, nor can they rescue you, because they are useless" (1 Samuel 12:21, NIV). ...

 

 

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