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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 23, 2013 - Redeeming Missed Opportunities

By Rose McCormick Brandon

Instead of berating myself for missing opportunities to witness, something I've done too often, I look for ways to redeem those moments.

Once, a man I worked with surprised me by showing interest in spiritual matters. Our conversation was at a critical point when a third person interjected with irrelevant chatter. This senseless talk took control of our conversation and steered it in a different direction. I knew God had led this man to my desk that day and the intrusion frustrated me.

That night I asked the Lord to show me how to recapture that lost opportunity. I wanted my co-worker to know about Jesus. The thought came to me that I should give him a Bible.

A few days later, I purchased a modern language New Testament and gave it to him with a note, "After our talk the other day I thought you might enjoy this book. It has the answers to a lot of the questions you were asking."

Often, we can't take time from work to speak to a co-worker about Christ. Or, people may surprise us by showing an interest in the gospel and we're too busy, or flustered and unprepared. Sometimes we simply get tongue-tied and can't find the right words.

Whatever the cause for missed opportunities, ask God to show you how to recover them. The answer may be as simple as praying for the person or, as in my case, giving a Bible.

— Rose McCormick Brandon and her husband, Doug, live in Caledonia, Ontario.



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