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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 19, 2013 - It Brought Faith

By Ruth E. Garlock

"And Jesus answering saith unto them, Have faith in God" (Mark 11:22, KJV).

This verse of Scripture has meant a great deal to me ever since God gave it to me when I lay almost hopelessly ill in the Canary Islands.

Although I couldn't see to read, I kept my Bible under my pillow and would hug it to me and quote whatever passages I could think of.

One day I felt prompted to open it. The words "have faith in God" stood out large and clear while the rest of the page was a hazy blur. As I clung to these four words, something happened to me. I felt God very near. A very real, almost tangible faith filled my heart, and I knew for certain that I was healed. The enemy contended for my life, but I had a sure victory. I began to mend immediately.

Many times in the intervening 45 years this verse has been my mooring mast, my covert, and my sanctuary. I clung to it when illness struck the children, when a primitive native church seemed to falter, when we desperately needed divine guidance, when unexpected financial needs arose, or when death claimed a loved one.

It still is my buoy as we look forward with joy and hope and faith to His soon coming.

— "It Brought Faith" by Ruth E. Garlock, originally appeared in the February 2, 1969, Pentecostal Evangel as a "My Favorite Scripture" column.



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