Archive for June, 1999

Reading Magazines

June 30, 1999

I must admit I enjoy the sport of stock car racing. From my youth, I have enjoyed cars, and I like to watch a vehicle being pushed to its limits. Since I enjoy this sport, I also like to read … (read more)

Instant Communication

June 29, 1999

The other day at work I placed a telephone call to a person at Michigan State University. MSU is many miles away from Saskatoon. While we were on the telephone, she sent me e-mail. I logged into my e-mail account … (read more)

Be Still And Know That I Am God

June 28, 1999

What a powerful, yet calming, piece of scripture! Today I felt that I had been taking too much time at the computer, so I got myself out of the house early this morning, and went down to the green and … (read more)

"I" Trouble

June 27, 1999

Most of us suffer some sort of "I" trouble at one time or another. It seems there are different stages in life where the "Me, Myself and I" syndrome is a "rite of passage". But even the seemingly least selfish … (read more)

Back Aches

June 26, 1999

Quite a few years ago I hurt my back in karate. I did not have this problem taken care of correctly when it happened, with the result that my injury worsened over time. With the way my back is now, … (read more)

The Glory Of God

June 25, 1999

In the dictionary, among the meanings for the word "glory", I find: exalted honour, splendour, radiance. As I read this psalm it made me remember nights at the lake when the stars literally bounced in their brightness and I could … (read more)

Keeping The Faith

June 24, 1999

The highest rank a boy can achieve in Scouting (in the United States) is that of Eagle and it is estimated that less than 4% of all the boys who start in Scouting will become Eagle Scouts. In order to … (read more)

Blest Be The Tie That Binds

June 23, 1999

One of the first things a boy learns to make in Boy Scouts is a tripod. I am constantly amazed how one can take three sticks that cannot even stand up by themselves and by simply leaning them against one … (read more)

Do Not Worry About Tomorrow

June 22, 1999

When I first became active in my son's Scout troop, camping trips were a major source of stress. Scouting emphasizes planning and preparation, and I would worry whether we had planned for every contingency: would the weather co-operate, would the … (read more)

All In The Family

June 21, 1999

One of the situations in the world that really just breaks my heart is that taking place in southern Sudan. The persecution which is happening there is just appalling. Villages are attacked, men are killed and women are violated, and … (read more)

A Loving Father

June 20, 1999

Today, many children will be remembering their fathers in a special way, for in many countries, it is Father's Day. My husband and I celebrate Father's Day in our home for our children's sake. Neither of us has a father … (read more)

It's Simple

June 19, 1999

The other day I read one of the Daily devotionals, and when I finished, I said to my husband, "You know, that's really simple." He replied, "Sure it is, when it's finished." How true. But those words, "really simple when … (read more)

Getting Cut Down A Notch

June 18, 1999

People who move from "wide open spaces", such as the prairies, to abundantly-treed surroundings tend to be one of two types: they either want to cut down all the trees so they can see, or they can't bear to cut … (read more)

Can You Spare A Dime?

June 17, 1999

A few years ago I was on vacation with my family in a historical area in a Southern town in the United States. It was a nice area with beautiful homes from the early 1800's. I was out in front … (read more)

Who Am I?

June 16, 1999

Somehow this didn't really answer my question though. Physically I had the answer, but spiritually, in God's eyes, who am I? I read the scripture again but this time I went a little further and read verse 9 and then … (read more)

Decisions, Decisions, Decisions

June 15, 1999

It seems that no matter how old we are, or what point of our life we are in, we are always "plagued" by decisions that we must make. Sometimes they are small decisions, while other times they are big, perhaps … (read more)

The Surprise

June 14, 1999

I purchased a special surprise for our daughter and son for Valentine's Day. "Valentino" is a special beanie baby bear that Stephanie wanted, and it was difficult to find this gift. I thought our son would be equally pleased with … (read more)

The Amazing-ness Of Grace

June 13, 1999

For as long as I can remember, I have always wanted to be a doctor. However, as the years go by, it just seems that my dreams are farfetched. In an attempt to find out whether or not medicine is … (read more)

"Do" Versus "Done"

June 12, 1999

I went to watch the two teams in competition for the Club Pairs Championship in the lawn bowling league. The one team started off playing a very steady game and didn't let the other team on the scoreboard till after … (read more)

Playing Guitar

June 11, 1999

One of my hobbies includes playing guitar. I am no great player; I just mess around with it. One thing I have noticed through the years of playing is that every player has his or her own style. I can … (read more)

A Beautiful Farewell

June 10, 1999

I had been to several in the space of a month. One was almost admonishing the deceased for the lack of church attendance and left most of us feeling let down. One was very uplifting, each word spoken as if … (read more)

Close Encounters

June 9, 1999

The principal link between Vancouver Island where I live and the mainland portion of British Columbia is an hour and a half ferry ride. The mid-point of the trip is Active Pass, a narrow passage between two of the Gulf … (read more)

Breadmaking

June 8, 1999

Many of us may remember, as a child, watching a parent or a relative making bread. As a child, and even now, I think the smell of freshly-baked bread is one of the most wonderful aromas. Of course, breadmakers have … (read more)

Our Advocate

June 7, 1999

Almost two years ago, I was told that my job was being eliminated. I was fortunate in many ways as I was given a choice of taking a job with different duties, or going back to a previous job. However, … (read more)

Night Lights And Monsters

June 6, 1999

My son, who is three, has now entered that stage of having monsters in his bedroom. He probably has a good reason for thinking this. The water we receive from the city passes through his bedroom and the circulating pump … (read more)

Bitter Root

June 5, 1999

I watched her as she lay there in her hospital bed, angry and bitter over her misfortunes. Surely the Lord simply wanted to hold her in His arms of love and carry her home, but I could see that she … (read more)

God's Light And "Sonshine"

June 4, 1999

As I stood in the kitchen today I looked out the window at the trees in my view. One tall stately tree was lit up by the reflection of the setting sun. It looked radiant and made me think of … (read more)

Cleaning – A Good Time To Think

June 3, 1999

I made good use of my time today. My husband was gone for the morning and I thought, "Good time to clean through the house." I had read the Daily devotional first thing, as I always do, and it was … (read more)

Don't Go Out Of Your Way

June 2, 1999

An out-of-town friend phoned to say she wouldn't be able to accompany us on our regular walk as she was without a car. Upon offering to come and get her, she replied "Oh no, I live too far out, I … (read more)

Do Not Forget

June 1, 1999

With the work I do I use mathematics a bit. When I moved I lost my calculator so I had to purchase a new one. I bought a model that I thought could handle the calculations that I needed to … (read more)

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