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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 12, 2012 - Christmas Change

By Ken Horn

Christmas 2007 forever changed the holiday for Peggy and me. For the first time in her life, my wife did not have her dad there for the celebration. In April that year, Peggy’s father, with a long life of serving Jesus behind him, entered the Lord’s presence. My folks had been gone for a long time.

Most people love Christmas. Christians, especially, have a great reason to celebrate it. The things we do at Christmas become treasured traditions, until the time when they become treasured memories.

There is one thing that’s sure about Christmas celebrations. They will eventually change.

Reflecting on treasured memories makes one grateful. It is even better to realize what you have before it changes.

If you are privileged to spend the holidays with loved ones, take time to realize the blessings you currently have. Be thankful for every loved one who graces your celebration, and let them know how much they mean to you.

Christians feel a sense of loss when loved ones do not have a relationship with the Christ of Christmas. We must do everything in our power to point our unsaved loved ones to Jesus. When the time comes that someone is no longer present in the family circle, the loss is far easier when we know the loved one is in a place where we will eventually be reunited … just like Peggy’s dad.

No matter what changes about Christmas, something won’t ever change. Jesus Christ, the true meaning of this wonderful day, will stay the same (Hebrews 13:8). That means, regardless of the changes, Christmas will always be joyful.

May He provide Christmas joy to your heart this season.

-- Ken Horn is editor of the Pentecostal Evangel and blogs at Snapshots (



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