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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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November 7, 2011 - Carry Your Cross

By Scott McChrystal

“Endure hardship with us like a good soldier of Christ Jesus” (2 Timothy 2:3, NIV).

It is common knowledge that hardship is a part of military life. In fact, effective preparation for combat requires training that closely approximates the conditions of real conflict. Cheap substitutes for tough, realistic training don’t work.

In this verse the old veteran, Paul, is telling the young soldier, Timothy, that the Christian life is not for patsies. It requires guts and determination to endure the hardships that are certain to come.

Want to be a good soldier for the Lord? Be willing to endure the hardships that are part of the Christian walk.

Jesus endured the cross for you. Be willing to carry your cross for Him.

— Chaplain Col. (Ret.) Scott McChrystal serves as the military/VA representative for the Chaplaincy Department of the Assemblies of God. Excerpted from “Daily Strength for the Battle, Volume 1.”



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