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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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June 18, 2012 - A Father’s Legacy

By Ken Horn

My wife, Peggy, lost her father in 2007. That first Father’s Day without him was difficult. Today she and I share a wonderful memory. We both had godly fathers.

Though my dad has been gone for a long time, his life continues to impact mine. And the example that Peggy’s dad, Alfred Paul, set for her will continue to influence how she lives her life for Jesus.

Peggy’s dad almost never missed church. If the doors were open, he was there. He and Peggy’s mother attended the same church, Calvary Temple in Concord, Calif., for an amazing 54 years. The string was only broken when they moved to Missouri to be close to us.

And he never failed to tithe … even in the early years of their marriage when they were dirt poor. God honored that, and as God blessed him, he gave far beyond 10 percent.

Peggy’s dad did something else. He touched people’s lives in many ways. These were things he didn’t talk about, but we’ve heard them from others. One man who attended the funeral told me how, when he was down and out, Peggy’s dad took him under his wing and loved him back into God’s kingdom.

His favorite hymn was “Supper Time.” In her dad’s final moments, Peggy asked me to sing it to him.

“Come home, come home, it’s supper time,” I sang.

When I couldn’t continue, Peggy sang the next line, “The shadows lengthen fast.”

Together we finished: “Come home, come home, it’s supper time. We’re going home at last.”

And he was home.

Peggy’s dad and mine now spend each Father’s Day together.

— Ken Horn is editor of the Pentecostal Evangel and blogs at Snapshots (khorn.agblogger.org).

 

 

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