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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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Feb. 11, 2011 - Justified or Condemned?

By Beatrice Northcutt

“But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment. For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned” (Matthew 12:36,37, KJV).

Beside me on my desk is a catalog from the telephone company, and they list all kinds of products you can receive — music, movies, instant Internet access, additional phone lines — all offered with the supposed goal of saving money. The phone company wants you to get all the family involved so that everyone has a phone, computer or some other communication device.

Technology has made communication among people and across nations quick and easy. Satellites beam messages around the world, and computers keep people in touch from miles away. Everyone has a cell phone that they carry with them all the time.

I think communication is wonderful, but this cautionary Scripture in Matthew came to my mind while I was thinking about all this talking.

Psalm 46:10 calls on us to “be still, and know that I am God.” Do you ever feel like God is far away and untouchable? Do we wonder why God never speaks to us like He did to the prophets in the Bible? If you recall, when He spoke to them they were usually alone and their spiritual “ears” were listening.

In this modern age of technology, people are talking all the time. Can God get our attention? How many “idle words” will meet us at the Judgment? When the trumpet sounds, will we hear it? Let’s have an “ear” listening for His call!

— Beatrice Northcutt lives in Independence, Kan.



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