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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. ...


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April 13, 2010 - Our Heavenly Dad

By Patrick J. Donadio

I have a nephew who lived on a farm. When he was 17 years old he decided to ride an unbroken stallion. He saddled the horse, prepared him totally to ride but forgot one important matter — to open the gate of the corral.

The stallion immediately bucked him, knocked him against the side of the corral and badly bruised my nephew’s body. While my nephew was taking an unmerciful beating from the stallion, he was able to yell for his father. (You know, the Bible tells us to call upon our Abba Father when we are in need. We must take the initiative to call. Some of you may know that in Greek, “Abba” means “Daddy.”) Soon my nephew’s father came running to his son’s aid, opened the closed corral gate, took the stallion by the bridal and calmed the horse. You can be sure that my nephew never tried that stunt again.

There are many times when we are beaten and knocked around by the enemy of man. That is when we have to call upon our Heavenly Father, our Daddy. Believe me, He will minister to your need. You can always call upon our Lord. He never disappoints; but we, as His children, must believe that He is always looking after us and He wants to protect us from the pains of this life. Remember, the Book gives us these promises, our Lord confirms them, and I believe it.

 “For you did not receive a spirit that makes you a slave again to fear, but you received the Spirit of sonship. And by him we cry, ‘Abba, Father’ ” (Romans 8:15, NIV).

 — Chaplain Patrick J. Donadio serves the graduate and professional students of Evangel University in Springfield, Mo.



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