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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 5, 2012 - Don’t Trust Your Feelings

By Scott McChrystal

“We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed” (2 Corinthians 4:8,9, NIV).

Nationally known pastor and author Erwin Lutzer has nailed it: “A Christian life based on feeling is headed for a gigantic collapse.”

Do we ignore our feelings? Absolutely not. But neither are we to base our decisions exclusively upon how we feel. We’d never accomplish anything worthwhile if we let that happen.

I visited Fort Benning, Ga., where I had been asked to meet with a young soldier in Basic Combat Training who was having a rough time. He was only a few days from graduation but had contracted a dose of the flu and simply felt rotten.

He asked me what he should do. He was hoping I would tell him to quit. I didn’t. Instead I encouraged him to “lean forward in the foxhole” and not let his feelings drive his decision.

Weeks later I received a wonderful email from his uncle along with a picture of the young trooper in his Class A uniform. He had made it.

The apostle Paul’s advice in this verse is right. Drive on!

— 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 4.



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