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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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April 17, 2012 - Replacing the Old With the New

By Scott McChrystal

“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!” (2 Corinthians 5:17, NIV).

There is a saying that makes a lot of sense: “More of the same never brings change.” Many never change because they’re not open to anything new.

I remember him well. He was competent in his job, but was also one of the meanest and most crusty people I had ever met. He was an Army master sergeant at Fort Bragg, N.C. Working with him was not enjoyable, especially since I was a young infantry lieutenant with no experience.

Years later I was back at Bragg, but this time as a chaplain. One day this former master sergeant showed up in the unit area. Same looks on the outside, but what a different person! He exuded excitement about life, was kind, and very interested in other people.

I had to find out how this happened. He shared with me that he had invited Christ into his life, and the changes began. New attitudes replaced old ones. He had become a new person.

If you haven’t already, have you considered inviting the Lord into your life?

— 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 4.



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