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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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May 18, 2010 - Hang Tough

By Scott McChrystal

“Dear friends, do not be surprised at the painful trial you are suffering, as though something strange were happening to you. But rejoice that you participate in the sufferings of Christ, so that you may be overjoyed when his glory is revealed” (1 Peter 4:12,13, NIV).

War is tough, uncompromising and unforgiving. And yet, American combat veterans who have fought and suffered for this nation will almost always tell you that the causes of freedom and justice were worth whatever hardships they experienced. They know that freedom isn’t free, but it’s worth the price.

Spiritual warfare involves suffering as well. Here the apostle Peter is providing encouragement to early Christians going through tough trials. Some were probably on the verge of giving up. Peter’s message was a call to hang tough. He assured them that God would make it all worthwhile in the end.

Tough times exist today as well. Are you going through tough trials in your Christian walk? God says, “Hang in there, soldier! Don’t give up! You will be richly rewarded for your faithfulness.”

— Chaplain Col. (Ret.) Scott McChrystal serves as the military/VA representative for the Chaplaincy Department of the Assemblies of God. Excerpted from “Daily Strength for the Battle, Volume 1.”



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