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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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May 24, 2011 - Family Foundation

By Dorothy Rugg

Every year I think it’s wonderful that we have special days to celebrate moms and dads. I believe with all my heart that we should respect our parents and that parents should love their children. In an ideal world, everyone would get along great and every family would be intact and thriving. Unfortunately, we are all too human. My heart goes out to families in crisis, and I pray constantly for families in our church and community.

The most important ingredient in the health of any family is loving the Lord our God with all our heart, soul, mind and strength. Psalm 127:1 tells us, “Unless the Lord builds the house, they labor in vain who build it; unless the Lord guards the city, the watchman stays awake in vain” (NKJV).

Throughout history the enemy of our souls has tried to manipulate, defame and defeat the plan of God. Much of that attack is against families. Our culture, influenced by the “god of this world,” would even try to redefine the family and legitimize ungodly relationships.

Romans 12:2 tells us not to be conformed to this world, but to “be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.”

My prayer is that families will seek more and more of God, that they will set standards in their homes that line up with the Word of God, that families will be reunited and restored and made whole.

Perhaps your family is facing a crisis or some kind of relational breakdown. Hold to God. Hold to His Word. He is the surest Foundation for your home.

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



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