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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 18, 2012 - Mastering the Mundane

By Sophia Garcia

Our son recently got married. Throughout the duration of months, weeks and even the last few days leading up to the wedding day, there was much hustle and bustle in our lives. Lots of preparations, purchases and, at times, preoccupations ratcheted up our stress levels. The big day finally arrived and passed.

The entire scenario reminded me of how we sometimes live our lives. I wonder what our Heavenly Father must think of us, His children, in our frantic modes. Our lives too easily follow a hysterical ebb and flow; we simply move from one celebration or crisis to another.

A portion of God’s Word candidly describes what I believe God would want us to do instead. In Philippians 4:6 the apostle Paul writes, “Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God” (NKJV).

This clearly shows we should practice the action of not being anxious, yet it takes much intentionality and work on our part to master the mundane. Our tendency is to worry; anxiety is our normal go-to attitude. But we are not left without an action plan, as Paul tells us we can let our requests be made known. Prayer and supplication are keys to defeating anxiety.

I oftentimes chide my husband or my children for their worry, and then I feel the nudge of the Holy Spirit reminding me of my own tendency to fret. Why not begin today to live out God’s command and allow your heart and mind to be strengthened and guarded by His promise. Be anxious for nothing. Master the mundane.

— Sophia E. Garcia and her husband, Anthony, minister in Springfield, Mo. They have two adult children.

 

 

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