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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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March 12, 2010 - What's Your Sleep Number?

By Doug Clay

“Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted” (Matthew 5:4, NIV).

My daughter has been doing an internship at Assemblies of God Family Services Agency in Hot Springs, Ark. She is teaching music and drama to the students. Recently, one of the girls ran away and, for a few hours, the police could not find her.

During that time, Ashley kept texting me asking us to pray. I could tell by her text messages that she was pretty upset, so I sent a text back to her that said, “God knows where the girl is and how you feel.” She replied, “I know that, but I still feel stressed.”

The meaning of mourning? To feel a sense of loss.

The choice? It’s coming to a place where you will actually let God comfort you. You can either get all freaked out in your sense of loss, or you can receive God’s strength through His comforting! After all, David said, “The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit” (Psalm 34:18).

That night before Ashley went to bed, she sent me a text that said, “God moment — just opened my devotional book — tonight’s devotion is called ‘Sleeping in Peace,’ Psalm 4:8. Cool!”

Psalm 4:8 says, “I will lie down and sleep in peace, for you alone, O Lord, make me dwell in safety.”

— Doug Clay is general treasurer of the Assemblies of God.



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