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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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August 23, 2013 - Encourage Each Other!

By Scott McChrystal

"I long to see you so that I may impart to you some spiritual gift to make you strong — that is, that you and I may be mutually encouraged by each other's faith" (Romans 1:11,12, NIV).

There is no more important place to encourage one another than in the home. But doing this is no snap. Your spouse or kids know you better than anyone. They see the good, the bad, and the ugly.

Paul is writing to a portion of his spiritual family, the Christians in Rome. He believes they will be able to encourage one another through their mutual faith.

You may be thinking this: If my spouse or children have seen me at my worst, can I still encourage them through my faith?

Yes, definitely! Encouraging another family member can take numerous forms. Many are very practical. Try one of the following:

Clean up the kitchen for your wife when you see she is exhausted after a hard day.

Go to your son or daughter's basketball game.

Let your husband relax in front of the TV and bring dinner to him.

Offer to lead your family in prayer.

Love expressed through kindness is powerful spiritual encouragement. Try it!

— 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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