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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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February 1, 2012 - What Do You Treasure?

By Dorothy Rugg

I was thinking about this question the other day: What do I treasure? I treasure my family, friends, sentimental memories, time sitting on the beach, the sound of laughter. But the most important thing I treasure is my relationship with my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Jesus told us, “Don’t store treasures for yourselves here on earth where moths and rust will destroy them and thieves can break in and steal them. But store your treasures in heaven where they cannot be destroyed by moths or rust and where thieves cannot break in and steal them. Your heart will be where your treasure is” (Matthew 6:19-21, NCV).

It is sad to me, but too many times people will treasure the wrong things. They will go through their whole lives treasuring things that won’t matter in the end. They invest all their time in pursuing their careers, or things that money can buy. People will invest all sorts of time and energy in trying to get awards or prestige, or spend so much time looking after themselves they don’t see what is around them. And so often cars, boats, toys and other material things come in place of the really important thing — building a relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ.

When we come to the end of our life and we leave planet earth and stand before our Heavenly Father, what is going to count? Did I love the Lord Jesus Christ? Did I accept Him into my life and make it a daily practice to live for Him? Did I invest in those around me? Did I take time to instill in my children and grandchildren godly principles? Did I share the gospel with those I came in contact with? Did people see Jesus in me?

The treasures of this earth will not buy us what we need! Because those things will rust out, we will lose interest in them, or they will be destroyed. Our lives need to be an adventure with God, daily focused on Him.

— James and Dorothy Rugg live in Dalton, Pa., and pastor Mill City AG.



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