Archive for February, 2000

Security And Uncertainty

February 29, 2000

As a little girl, I went with my father down to the lake. While we were there, he invited me to go for a boat ride. As we stood on the solid dock, I remember looking at the boat bobbing … (read more)

Clear Thinking

February 28, 2000

Have you ever had a really productive day, a day when you rose up in the morning, clear-headed and alert? You tackled the chores, and those awkward little jobs you had been putting off, and everything seemed to go smoothly? … (read more)

Wanderer Come Home

February 27, 2000

We had the pleasure of having tea with friends one Saturday. I had noticed within the last two years that the husband seemed to be happier, more mellow, than he used to be. I always wondered what had happened to … (read more)

Speed Limit Signs

February 26, 2000

As drivers or passengers on the roads, all of us have seen speed limit signs. These signs tell us what the maximum safe speed is for travel on a given road. Now we can travel at that speed and have … (read more)

Eleven Character Alpha Numeric Item Identifier

February 25, 2000

With increased automation, things supposedly were made easier to understand, quicker to achieve, faster to get done. The other day as I rang up the number to check on the delivery and receipt of a parcel within our postal system, … (read more)

Why Me Of All People?

February 24, 2000

Recently, I talked to a lady from China via the Internet. As we chatted, the topic of religion came up. She told me that she went to church, but that she could not believe in Jesus. I asked why, and … (read more)

Why Trust And Obey?

February 23, 2000

My title, "Why trust and obey?", came to me as I was thinking of the time when our son went to Sea Scouts. Living on the shores of Lake Ontario, he had some experience on a small boat — a … (read more)

Climbing The Corporate Ladder

February 22, 2000

I asked a friend recently how he enjoyed his week's vacation at home with his three kids while his wife was gone. He told me that he had enjoyed his time so much that he wished he could quit his … (read more)

Washing Laundry

February 21, 2000

The other morning I was sorting the laundry into piles of cottons, polyesters, darks, whites, and heavily soiled clothes. My usual, mundane ritual of sorting and throwing the various piles of clothing into the washing machine turned into an adventure … (read more)

Upon Eagles' Wings, And Growing Stronger

February 20, 2000

If It Were Not So If it were not for the painful, puzzling, and troublesome things I face each day my beloved Shepherd's voice would not be so commanding, comforting, and sweet to the soul, nor would the continuing learning … (read more)

A Higher Power

February 19, 2000

The other day I moved around some furniture in a room, and in so doing I moved a lamp to a new location. I plugged it in, but when I went to turn the light on, the bottom part, which … (read more)

Let's Go, Team!

February 18, 2000

Over the past few weeks I have really been convicted about the attitudes of many Christians today. This conviction has been the result of various sporting events that have taken place. (I apologize to those of you who may not … (read more)

All Will Be Made Clear

February 17, 2000

A little girl who is very important to me lost most of the sight in her right eye, due to an illness. In an effort to try to improve the vision in her weak eye, she had to wear a … (read more)

Forgive Me, Lord

February 16, 2000

While standing by my kitchen sink one morning, God walked by. It was 8:00 a.m., and in just a few moments I would be heading out the door. Car pool! My baby, three other children and I were due to … (read more)

Wedding Band Mark

February 15, 2000

When I was serving in the navy, I noticed something that always bothered me. Guys who were married would take their wedding rings off to go out to clubs. They did it so that the women they met there would … (read more)

Coupled

February 14, 2000

As a newlywed, God is continually redefining my ideas of what marriage is in His economy. Having been married before, but without verification in Christ, I had relied on my husband for my identity. In him was my value. My … (read more)

The Worship Of God

February 13, 2000

I recently bought a live worship CD, and the songbook which accompanies it. I've been sitting in front of the CD player, songbook spread open on my desk, guitar in my lap, fervently attempting to learn chord progressions I've never … (read more)

Angry, Angry!

February 12, 2000

Rebuke is pouring from my lips. Why am I so angry? My beloved wife is looking at me with a hurt expression in her eyes. She has done nothing that deserves this anger, but the emotion fills me. It is … (read more)

Running On Empty

February 11, 2000

I was driving around the city the other day when I suddenly noticed that the gas gauge on my dashboard was pointing right at empty. The light that warns me that I am running low on fuel had come on … (read more)

I Love You, Lord

February 10, 2000

Almost two months ago we were prepared to fly home from Florida. Just the night before, I had received a phone call: "Mom, I have Jessica at Sick Children's emergency room, and I just had to talk to someone." A … (read more)

Take Away Their Instruments!

February 9, 2000

An item in our news tells of a councillor's innovative idea to rid the streets of buskers — simply confiscate their instruments! While it may prevent them from playing, it also is a very negative approach and would seem to … (read more)

Talking To A Wall

February 8, 2000

The other night I was trying to get my son ready for bed. I had called him down several times to his room to get changed, but he did not respond. He was busy doing his own thing. Finally, I … (read more)

Body Talk

February 7, 2000

In my living room is a sectional sofa. This sofa is approximately fifteen years "old". It has endured claw marks by our cats, being jumped on by our children, and getting sprayed on by different kinds of foods and drinks. … (read more)

Trifocals

February 6, 2000

Recently I discovered that I was having difficulty reading letters and numbers on the computer screen. Four years ago I had a similar experience. I was having difficulty reading smaller print in any form. The letters were not clear. I … (read more)

Please Let Sally Say Hello

February 5, 2000

When out walking my dog, I know how beneficial it can be to all parties involved, to make introductions all around — dogs to dogs, humans to humans, dogs to humans. It just settles the air ahead of time and … (read more)

Changing The Outcome

February 4, 2000

Several years ago, I learned a technique to help others when they are troubled by recurring dreams involving memories of situations that have troubling or sad endings. It encompasses, in part, a form of visualization. Instead of immediately getting up … (read more)

The Stuff Of Life

February 3, 2000

I never get tired of reminding myself what life is all about. I had a very special teacher in high school many years ago whose husband died suddenly and unexpectedly of a heart attack. About a week after his death, … (read more)

Communications …

February 2, 2000

I recently received the following message in my e-mail inbox: E-MAIL FROM GOD Good morning: I am the Lord your God. Today I will be handling all of your problems. Please remember that I do not need your help. If … (read more)

Inspiration For Work

February 1, 2000

Ever notice that you can have a crowd around you and yet accomplish nothing if people don't have their "mind-set" right? Have you asked your kids to give you a hand in the garage and then wound up sending them … (read more)

Switch to our mobile site