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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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September 9, 2013 - Show Some Kindness

By Scott McChrystal

"May the Lord repay you for what you have done. May you be richly rewarded by the Lord, the God of Israel, under whose wings you have come to take refuge" (Ruth 2:12, NIV).

The Book of Ruth contains a beautiful love story with many good lessons. In this verse, Boaz commends the young Moabite widow, Ruth, for her kindness shown toward her mother-in-law, Naomi.

It couldn't have been easy. Naomi's husband had died. But Ruth, a widow herself, overcame her own pain and encouraged her mother-in-law.

Military life serves up tough times. Everyone needs encouragement. When you reach out in kindness, rest assured you will have a positive impact upon the lives of others. They will be encouraged.

Sometimes you may not be sure how to show kindness to someone who is hurting, especially those who may not have treated you very well. Trying to show kindness at times like this can be risky. Don't let that stop you.

And always remember this about showing kindness to others. God will richly reward you as well. So look around — most likely there is someone near you who could profit from a little kindness.

— 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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