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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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December 7, 2011 - Psalm 23: A Personal Paraphrase

By Hilda Schnell

The Lord is the One who cares for me best. He ensures that I have everything I need.

When I’m tired or burdened, He encourages me to stop and rest, to take time to sit with Him and His Word so I can find new strength and refreshment. Jesus is never in a rush, but takes my hand and leads me away from the noise to quiet places of solitude and contentment.

As I spend time with my Lord apart from the crowd and the hectic pace of life, He restores my soul and reminds me of the treasures I will discover when I quiet myself before Him. He is happy to guide me in the truth so that I may live a holy life and bring special delight to His heart through my obedience.

When my Father permits pain, sickness, grief or hardship of any kind to enter my life, I will not be afraid. I will ask for deeper faith and trust, knowing that He is always with me. My tender Shepherd’s rod of discipline and staff of kindness bring comfort and peace to my heart.

In the heat of fiery trials, You take care of me so well. You continue to supply all that I need, and You honor me in the face of my enemies. You anoint me with the Holy Spirit so that my cup of joy may truly overflow, even when I don’t understand the circumstances of my life.

I’m certain that the goodness and love of my Father, the mighty Ruler of this universe, will pursue me each day that I live in this world. Better yet, my heart rejoices in the promise of living with Him forever in heaven, the home I long for.

— Hilda Schnell, a freelance copy editor and writer, lives in Cambridge, Ontario, Canada, with her husband and son.



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