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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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Jan. 20, 2011 - Stuff to Do For ...

By Dave Kidd

Our daughter, Kaitlin, recently gave Robin and me a note entitled, “Stuff to Do for Mom and Dad.” Upon reading it, I immediately realized that the wisdom coming from our 9-year-old girl was worth sharing.

Little did Kaitlin know, her penciled words go far beyond something a child can do for their parents. There are lessons for husbands and wives as well. Kaitlin’s words speak volumes for husbands and wives. I’ve adapted them below.

Stuff to Do for Your Spouse

1. Give them the best hug. (Note this is not just a hug but the BEST hug! A hug that far surpasses the mechanical routine we often fall into.)

2. Give them a kiss. (A kiss is one of the most intimate and demonstrative actions of love and affection we can give our spouse.)

3. Make them feel happy. (I love Kaitlin’s innocence, here. While we cannot make anyone feel happy, we can strive to be a blessing to our spouse.)

4. Help them when they are sick. (Are we being strong in Christ when our spouse is physically, emotionally or spiritually weak?)

5. Help them when something hurts. (For a husband and wife, a good back rub does wonders for far more than an aching back.)

6. Do something when told to do it. (For husbands and wives, I will exchange the word “told” for the word “ask.” Are we servants?)

It’s amazing what we can learn from a 9-year-old child’s handwritten note.

— Dave Kidd serves as associate pastor at Grace Fellowship in Canton, Ohio, and is the author of the Monday Marriage Minder devotionals.



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