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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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April 10, 2014 - Slowing Down

By Gary Rogers

How are you with time management? Some people make lists, establish timelines, and stay on schedule to see their tasks finished in a timely manner. On the other extreme, some people wake up, take their time beginning to move, and wait for life to happen as each event comes their way. In between these two extremes lies a healthy balance.

It's insulting to visit with someone who constantly looks at their watch trying to determine if they have devoted too much time to your conversation. On the other hand, it is frustrating to talk with someone who really has nothing to say, but takes three hours to let you know they have nothing to say. Time and schedules are critical in having a productive life.

I'm a firm believer we have time for what's important to us. The question is, what is most important that it is given a place of priority on the schedule? If prayer time and Bible study are held as priorities, they will be there on the schedule and be checked off at the end of the day as finished tasks.

The same holds true with taking time for your family. You won't laugh with your kids or grandkids and get to know them unless they are a priority. The love relationship between husband and wife takes time, and if not held as a priority there will be little investment and no dividends.

I love the saying, "If you don't believe you are accomplishing in your 24-hour day everything God wants you to accomplish, then you are busier than God wants you to be." God knows you only have 24 hours in a day. God knows you need time to eat, sleep, and relax. If you don't believe you are doing everything God wants in that timeframe, you may be making yourself busier than He wants you to be.

God knows what you can accomplish with the gifts of strength and wisdom He has given to you. He will not expect from you more than you can give as you rest and rely on Him. God wants each day to be fulfilling and overflowing with abundance and joy.

So take a moment, breath a quiet prayer, then press on.

— Gary Rogers is senior pastor of Grand Assembly of God in Chickasha, Okla.




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