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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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July 21, 2010 - Being Real

By Rose McCormick Brandon

I’ve often missed opportunities to speak up for God. Those open-door moments take me by surprise, and before I can form the words the conversation heads off in another direction. That almost happened again the other day when a co-worker came into my office and sat down with a sigh.

“I don’t know what to do with my teenage son,” she said. “We’re at each other all the time.” Then she added, “Your kids turned out pretty good. What did you do?”

She gave more specifics and, without much thought, I gave some advice. That would’ve been the end of the conversation, but immediately after I spoke a weight of conviction rested on my chest. I knew God wanted me to put Him into the picture.

“When I really think about it,” I told her, “many times I didn’t have a clue about raising children. But I prayed for them all the time, so I have to give God credit for how they turned out.”

Her eyes lit up with relief. “Oh, I could do that too,” she said. She left my office encouraged because I’d directed her to my Source instead of letting her believe I had all the answers.

People ask sincere questions. They deserve real answers. Being honest about my shortcomings and pointing people to Jesus makes the Way more inviting.

“And show your own self in all respects to be a pattern and a model of good deeds and works, teaching what is unadulterated, showing gravity [having the strictest regard for truth and purity of motive], with dignity and seriousness” (Titus 2:7, Amplified).

— Rose McCormick Brandon writes personal experience essays, Bible studies, news articles, profiles and devotionals from her home in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada.



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