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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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May 29, 2012 - How Long Is ‘Quick’?

By Ada Brownell

I didn’t greet becoming a senior citizen with enthusiasm.

“How did we get old so quickly?” I asked my siblings. “It seems like just yesterday I was a teenager.”

Since I’m the youngest, I was interested in their response. As I expected, they feel the same. The years passed so swiftly we barely noticed entering the fourth quarter of our lives, and the clock ticking the years away.

After considering how quickly I aged, I thought of Jesus saying, “Behold, I come quickly” (Revelation 22:7,12, KJV). I’ve wondered about that phrase. He’s been gone 2,000 years.

Now that I’ve experienced the swift passage of time, I see from the time Jesus made the promise, generations came and disappeared so speedily it hasn’t been that long.

One Sunday School teacher took a bottle of hair spray and pushed the button in the classroom. The mist hovered in the air; then disappeared.

“That’s how our lives are,” she explained. Then she read James 4:14: “For what is your life? It is even a vapor that appears for a little time and then vanishes away” (NKJV). David wrote, “Man is like a breath; his days are like a passing shadow” (Psalm 144:4).

Yet, we know our time on earth is just the beginning. Jesus said, “Whoever lives and believes in Me shall never die” (John 11:26).

No matter our age, when this life is over we’ll burst into new life and new bodies — and He is coming quickly.

— Ada Brownell is an author residing in Springfield, Mo. She blogs at




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