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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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October 11, 2011 - Holy God!

By Kristen Feola

“There is no one holy like the Lord; there is no one besides you; there is no Rock like our God” (1 Samuel 2:2, NIV).

Somehow the phrase “Holy cow!” found its way into my vocabulary, and the Lord convicted me of using these two words together. I explained to my daughters (who had been saying it as well) why it’s not right to use the word “holy” in that context. I told them I was going to stop. It wasn’t long, though, before I slipped up. When I did, Jocelyn, my 5-year-old, quickly caught my blunder. She looked at me, wide-eyed, and said, “Mommy!” I immediately admitted my mistake.

You might think that I’m going a little overboard with this one. After all, “holy cow” isn’t the worst expression one could use, right? However, consider what the word “holy” implies. To be holy means “to be separated or set apart to God.” It describes something “belonging to or associated with a divine power.” Holiness is a trait that is characteristic of the Lord God. He alone is holy. A cow certainly is not.

Throughout the Bible, God is referred to as the Holy One. That’s because He is unlike anyone or anything else. No one compares to Him. Therefore, we must be careful to honor and revere the Lord in all that we say and do. Our words should reflect His glory. We must remember whom we are serving. The Lord God is mighty, all-powerful, and all-knowing. He is our Rock, our Fortress, and our Salvation. He is perfect, unchangeable and eternal. He is loving, forgiving, merciful and just. Let’s give Him the praise and adoration He is worthy to receive. Praise His holy name!

— Kristen Feola is the author of the book “The Ultimate Guide to the Daniel Fast.” She and her family attend James River Assembly in Ozark, Mo. Kristen blogs at



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