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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 28, 2010 - Peace

By Dorothy Rugg

I like to sit quietly on a beach and look at the ocean and see the waves crashing and the sun shining down on me, or sit on my porch and listen to the birds singing and just look at the sky and the trees and the flowers. It brings me peace. I like to put on praise music and just sit with my eyes closed, listening to the words that bring glory and honor to my Lord and Savior.

Too bad all of life isn’t peaceful and serene. Things come into our lives that make us fretful or worrisome. Our children get sick. The bills keep coming. The cost of living gets higher. Hurtful words are said. Accidents happen. Death comes. And the list goes on and on. So in the midst of all these not-so-peaceful moments, what can we do?

The only thing I know that works is to spend time in prayer and communion with my Heavenly Father, to seek Him, to listen for His words of comfort, and I find them in His precious Word. His Word brings life and truth to us. Here are a few peaceful promises to consider:

“You will keep in perfect peace him whose mind is steadfast, because he trusts in you” (Isaiah 26:3, NIV).

“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world” (John 16:33).

“I will lie down and sleep in peace, for you alone, O Lord, make me dwell in safety” (Psalm 4:8)

“Let us therefore make every effort to do what leads to peace and to mutual edification” (Romans 14:19)

And some more for you to look up: Ephesians 2:14; Philippians 4:6,7,9; Psalm 29:11; John 14:27; Psalm 119:165; 2 Corinthians 13:11; Proverbs 16:7; James 3:17,18; Proverbs 14:30.


In the midst of a not-so-peaceful world, I encourage you to take a “time out.” Find a quiet place of rest, let God’s love fall over you, sit in His presence, rest in His arms. It is there we find the peace that we need.

— James and Dorothy Rugg live in Dalton, Pa., and pastor Mill City AG.



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