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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 28, 2011 - Fall Means Football

By Stephanie Garcia

I can’t exactly pinpoint when my love for football began. It could have been during the countless games in which I sat on the sidelines proudly cheering my little brother along, during the Saints game that my dad took me to as a teenager, or on the Sunday afternoons that my brother, dad and I wildly rooted for the Tennessee Titans. (My dad had a hard time accepting the demise of the Houston Oilers.) While I may not be able to tell you the exact time when this love began, I can tell you that it has not stopped since.

Recently, while watching a Monday Night Football game, I began to pay special attention to the coaches and their interaction with the players on their team. Relentlessly aware of each and every move and each noteworthy play or newspaper-headlining mess up, the coach plays the predominant role in setting the tone and mood of the entire game. The coach isn’t hesitant to point out the players’ mistakes, get boldly in their faces and challenge them to be better.

I began to think about God’s role in our life as our ultimate “Coach.” While His correction and guidance may not always be easy to swallow, they are undoubtedly for our benefit. He sends us “assistant coaches” throughout our lifetimes, such as parents, mentors, friends and church leaders who sharpen us and push us toward our potential.

Whether you feel like you are winning or losing today, rest assured there is a Coach with the perfect record who speaks to you personally and daily. He will never leave you or forsake you. He will never call a bad play. Will you listen?

“Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying, ‘This is the way; walk in it’” (Isaiah 30:21, NIV).

— Stephanie Garcia serves as educational director for Impact Now, a student discipleship ministry.




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