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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 31, 2012 - Never Look Back

By Kirk Noonan

When I asked my wife's father 15 years ago if I could marry his only daughter, he gave me some advice that baffled me. "No matter what happens," he said, "never look back!"

At the time I didn't grasp the significance of what he was saying. I had no intention of looking back. In a few short months I was going to get married, start my career, move to a new city, find another church, make new friends and begin adding to the foundation Janna's and my parents started so we too would have a great family.

Never look back? I didn't intend to -- I was looking forward.

Over the years I've concluded my father-in-law was really telling me to seek God's will first and foremost. In doing so, I would spare myself from looking back on any decision or action with regret or doubt.

It was a good lesson to learn early on.

I do look back, though. Doing so allows me to appreciate God's presence and handiwork in my life, learn from my triumphs and mistakes, reminisce about good people and times, and also to know how to move forward.

As you look back on 2012, do you have those priorities in mind? I pray you will do so with your eyes on God and the plan He has for you in 2013.

— Kirk Noonan, former managing editor of the Pentecostal Evangel, is vice president of communications for Convoy of Hope.




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