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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 16, 2011 - Turn Down the Volume, and Listen

By Beatrice Northcutt

“Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world. And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth forever” (1 John 2:15-17, KJV).

I am now a senior adult, living in a world that is changing constantly and rapidly! As a young girl I was blessed to be raised in a manner that honored God. Even people who did not attend church held very high personal values. But public standards have changed, and things have slipped into our lives ever so slyly in the name of progress.

I remember the early days of television. It brought the world into our homes, and with proper use we could see what was going on around us. But Satan ever so slyly slipped in the bad among the good. Gradually, people became mesmerized with the flashing of the screen in their homes. Early on, there were no bad words or sex scenes; the programs were family-orientated and educational. But now how many programs can a family watch together?

We read in the Word how God spoke to the prophets and disciples, giving them instructions. I sometimes wonder if we are ready to hear Him speak to our hearts today with a TV blaring, dulling our senses. We waste so many hours we could be studying God’s Word.

Are we concerned that the Lord is about to return? How can we be, if our minds are dulled with Satan’s allurements? What if we tried turning off our TV — or the Internet — for a day, or a week, and spent that time with the Lord in His Word and prayed for the condition of our world?

Just think what God could do in our lives, for our lost loved ones, and for our hurting world.

— Beatrice Northcutt lives in Independence, Kansas.



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