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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 18, 2012 - God Will Guide You

By Scott McChrystal

"But after he had considered this, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, 'Joseph son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary home as your wife, because what is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit'" (Matthew 1:20, NIV).

Often couples have stories to tell about their early days of marriage. They almost didn't make it.

Truthfully, many difficulties were caused by a lack of knowledge, experience, and wisdom. These couples usually didn’t know much about communication, finances, etc. Bad decisions followed.

But there is good news. Successful marriages can happen despite mistakes. No marriage is without them.

This passage describes a troubled young man named Joseph whose fiancee, Mary, had become pregnant — mysteriously. Understandably, Joseph was considering breaking off their marriage agreement.

But God sent an angel to tell Joseph that the baby in Mary's womb had been conceived by the Holy Spirit. Joseph married Mary and was a good stepfather to Jesus.

Obviously, this situation itself is unique to Mary and Joseph, but there is a principle we can apply. The principle is this: God will guide you. 

— 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 3."



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