Archive for November, 1999

Evergreen Seniors

November 30, 1999

Wow! Hello, seniors! Look at this: evergreen seniors! Isn't that neat? Some weeks ago another Daily devotional directed me to this passage and, being a senior myself, it hit me like a fresh breeze. It's a renewing scene, this picture … (read more)

Signs of the Season

November 29, 1999

For me, the Christmas season officially begins with the appearance of a box of candy canes in the passenger's seat of my car, usually the Monday after Thanksgiving. My wife puts them there for me to give to the tollbooth … (read more)

Journey with Hope

November 28, 1999

During the Advent season, as we journey towards the manger, and as we light the first candle on our Advent wreath, let us journey with hope. The writer of the letter to the Hebrews describes faith by saying that it … (read more)

Squirrels at Play

November 27, 1999

In our new home we have a small, screened-in balcony adjacent to our loft area. This is the place I have chosen for my morning prayer and devotion time. Yesterday morning as I sat there on the balcony I just … (read more)

Becoming one Flesh

November 26, 1999

Do you notice that we have become a generation of people that are high on tradition, as well we might be? I was talking to a woman today and asked if she had all the family over for Thanksgiving dinner. … (read more)

Surprised By Thanks

November 25, 1999

Teaching Sunday School is a challenging yet rewarding task. At our church we teach six weeks on, six weeks off. Although, I love to teach, I also look forward to my time in the pew! The Sunday before Thanksgiving Day … (read more)

A Renewed Encounter

November 24, 1999

Do you remember that special day when you first asked Jesus into your heart? I remember that special day very well and the events and situations that came with it. I remember writing, "Jesus saves!" and "Jesus loves you!" on … (read more)

The Tuning Eye

November 23, 1999

In my brother's home, down in the basement, there is an old radio, a Deforest Crossly. I can remember it in our home many years ago. I used to try to tune in the radio stations using the tuning eye, … (read more)

Life Lessons

November 22, 1999

I suppose that we all have a dream vacation we'd like to take at some point in our lives. Ever since Grade Four, mine was to see the Maritimes, inspired of course, by that well-known redhead Anne of Green Gables. … (read more)

Milk Bottles

November 21, 1999

I have a small but growing collection of glass milk bottles. In fact my entire kitchen is filled with bits and pieces of dairy memorabilia. Most of it comes from my family's dairy and creamery business, which operated from the … (read more)

Work in Progress

November 20, 1999

God must have spent a little more time on you. In all of creation, all things great and small, You are the one that surpasses all. Country singing group Alabama sings the lyrics of this love song. I am impressed … (read more)

Home Abroad

November 19, 1999

When I was serving in the American Navy, one thing I noticed through my travels was that the ship we sailed on was for us America. When in a foreign land, one could always come back on the ship and … (read more)

Blessed Crash

November 18, 1999

On May 16th, I woke up late, so I missed the church's worship. Instead of that, I stayed at home, watching the F1 Grand Prix. After that I left home, going towards my work office, because I had won a … (read more)

I Am With You

November 17, 1999

Several years ago my wife had to travel to Montreal to attend a conference. We decided that I would join her after it ended and we would spend the weekend in Montreal together. So on Friday night I boarded a … (read more)

God Is Our Refuge

November 16, 1999

One of my favourite Bible passages over the years has been Psalm 46, especially the first three verses, which read as follows: On a personal level, I have always taken great comfort in my belief that God protects me, and, … (read more)

The Word of Our God Can Never Be Destroyed!

November 15, 1999

In 1991, I was privileged to go to Russia with a group of teachers and administrators to help the ex-Soviet teachers deal with the morality crisis, which was tearing apart their country. Miraculously, we were invited to share the gospel … (read more)

Silence Your Fears

November 14, 1999

It was April 24, 1961 and I was alone in a remote village in Laos. News had come that rebel soldiers led by the Viet Kong were advancing toward Muong Phine, and my supervisor had told me to leave. But … (read more)

Out On Manoeuvres

November 13, 1999

Yesterday as I stepped outside into the back yard, I heard them coming, honking all the way. I peered up to see that all-familiar V-formation of the Canadian geese preparing for their flight south.We of the north, at least in … (read more)

Out Of The Blue

November 12, 1999

As writers for Daily, we become accustomed to receiving responses whenever one of our devotionals appears. Invariably, we have some regular, devoted supporters, and there's usually a couple of new names sending words of support and encouragement. The day of … (read more)

Hearts Of Oak

November 11, 1999

Aboard H.M.C.S. Sackville — It's interesting to "people-watch" as you go through a museum, especially this one. Most younger people are a bit bored. To them, it's just more history-under-glass, and they think they get more than enough of that … (read more)

Deep Cleansing

November 10, 1999

Recently we had a demonstration of a vacuum cleaning system in our home. Normally we don't do this, but our vacuum has been in need of replacing for a long while. The sales pitch was very good. The salesman stressed … (read more)

Running The Chainsaw

November 9, 1999

With winter coming once again, I need to get wood cut so I can use it to heat my house. My brother-in-law gave me wood from his lot, which he is clearing. Since he had been clearing this area, most … (read more)

Over Six Billion Served

November 8, 1999

Just the other day, the six billionth person arrived on earth. The sweet baby was born in Sarajevo and was greeted by dignitaries from the United Nations. When I saw the picture and story in the paper, I couldn't help … (read more)

Shiny Tree Trunks

November 7, 1999

Not long ago, I was looking out my kitchen window and I noticed how the leaves on the trees in the woods were slowly changing to bright colours of orange, red, brown and yellow. These woods, at this time of … (read more)

Slow To Bloom

November 6, 1999

One of my plants is a rosebush planted in memory of a friend. Every summer it brings forth the most beautiful dusty rose flowers emitting their sweet subtle scent. For the last couple of years, when all the others have … (read more)

Shaking With God

November 5, 1999

At supper I noticed that one of my molar teeth was getting sensitive. That night I cleaned my teeth with great diligence, using a special toothpaste to take away the sensitivity. But it didn't do much good. By the following … (read more)

Casting Shadows

November 4, 1999

The work that I perform involves tracking satellites. To accomplish this we use satellite-tracking dishes, which are very similar to TV satellite dishes. There is the dish portion and then the feed, which is mounted in front of the dish. … (read more)

"Here Comes The Sun" – 1 John 1:5-10

November 3, 1999

"Here comes the sun, and I say, it's all right…." – George Harrison "Here Comes the Sun" is one of the few major hits George Harrison contributed to the Beatles, but the song showed what a marvellous songwriter he is. … (read more)

A Baseball Parable

November 2, 1999

October 13, 1960, Forbes Field, Pittsburgh — the Pirates won the World Series, beating the New York Yankees on Bill Mazeroski's bottom-of-the-ninth home run. I remember watching it the year I was 13. We saw it on a small television … (read more)

A Single Step On The Road To Reform

November 1, 1999

There is an ancient proverb, reputedly of Chinese origin, which says, "The longest journey begins with a single step." I often think of it when I face a daunting task, like sorting through a huge pile of papers that has … (read more)

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