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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. 21, 2011 - Project Love

By Kristen Feola

“Live a life filled with love, following the example of Christ” (Ephesians 5:2, NLT).

Last summer our family participated in Project Partnership, our church’s annual community outreach in which we give two local elementary schools an extreme makeover. More than 850 people from our church painted, landscaped, cleaned, picked up trash, built shelves, served lunch, and did whatever else needed to be done — all with joy in their hearts and smiles on their faces.

I came home that night feeling extremely blessed. Blessed that my husband and I were able to share the experience with our two children. Blessed that I was able to meet new friends and be encouraged by their faith. Blessed to be a part of a church whose main focus is to share the gospel so that people might be saved.

God wants us to work together and be unified by His Spirit. That’s the only way we will make a difference in our communities and in our world. Everyone involved in Project Partnership could have been doing anything else on a Saturday during the summer. Instead, they were working as humble servants of the Lord, demonstrating the love of the Father in a tangible way.

My hope is that whenever the administration, teachers, parents and children of Study Middle School and Schofield Elementary see the changes, they will be reminded that someone cared enough to make their schools more attractive. What’s more important, though, is that they know that Jesus loves them, died for their sins, and can give them a spiritual makeover, a true life transformation.

How can you share Christ’s love with your community? It doesn’t have to be a major event like Project Partnership. Living a life of love might be as easy as picking up a paintbrush to help a neighbor paint his fence. It all starts by reaching out to those around you. Look for practical ways to help others today. When you do, you will be the one who’s most blessed.

— Kristen Feola is the author of The Ultimate Guide to the Daniel Fast. She attends James River Assembly in Ozark, Mo.

 

 

 

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