Archive for April, 2000

The Great Cover-Up And The Great Commission

April 30, 2000

We are likely all familiar with the story of Jesus' resurrection, recounted by Matthew in the 28th chapter of his gospel. But I would imagine many of us, including myself, are not extremely familiar with the actions of the guards … (read more)

From The Top Of The Mountain

April 29, 2000

Four years ago, I went into Egypt, to Mount Sinai, or Mount Horeb — the mountain of God. I visited the place of the burning bush — the place where God spoke to Moses and declared the ground holy. … (read more)

Roots Routes

April 28, 2000

My travels last year took me and two of our children to a family reunion in a little place in Ontario which was the birthplace of my grandfather and the burial site of my great and great great grandparents — … (read more)

Where Is God Today?

April 27, 2000

One day recently, I was reading the prayer requests on the Daily, when one in particular caught my attention. It started: Where is God today? — I am really struggling with several big problems in my life. I keep praying, … (read more)

Ziploc Bags

April 26, 2000

With spring approaching, I decided to wash our winter coats. It is not unusual for me to leave items in the pockets by accident. That's why I had my husband check his coat pockets and empty them. When the washing … (read more)

Life For Death

April 25, 2000

In September 1994, Robin and Matt, our daughter and son-in-law, suffered the loss of their first baby boy. Matthew Thomas was born prematurely and lived only 13 days before he passed away. Matthew Thomas weighed in at only 2 pounds … (read more)

Jesus – My Saviour And Friend

April 24, 2000

Jesus, my Shepherd, cares for me as one in His flock. He is there to guide me as I stray. He meets me in a field of green grass, flowers, fresh air and sunshine. He warms my soul with the … (read more)

He Has Risen

April 23, 2000

Last year at Easter, I was in the garden tomb for the sunrise service. It was a moment in time when I was in the proximity of where Christ was laid in the tomb and from where he rose … (read more)

Dead Lawns

April 22, 2000

The following story is not newsworthy, but if it were, the article might read: "Careless homeowner damages lawn." If the newspaper asked for our side of the story, this could be our reply: "We did not intend to kill the … (read more)

In Your Hands

April 21, 2000

Have you felt the hands of Christ? Do you ever sense his comforting presence? I have a beautiful little figurine of a very young, trusting child cuddled in a caressing hand. On the bottom is this verse: "I will not … (read more)

Maundy Thursday

April 20, 2000

One of the joys of my job as a dictionary editor is that I have the opportunity to learn many interesting tidbits about the language we speak. Some of these are merely entertaining; others teach me something about my life … (read more)

He Was Asleep …

April 19, 2000

How could he sleep? His fellow disciple, James, had just been done to death with a sword. Peter is next. He's chained to two guards, one on each side, with two more watching the door. And he's sleeping! In this … (read more)

Let Us Speak Forgiveness

April 18, 2000

It is amazing how many people know the first two verses in this passage of scripture, and yet so few pay attention to verse 25. We all know we can have the faith to move a mountain. So why don't … (read more)

That Moment In The Garden

April 17, 2000

It is almost a year since I was in Jerusalem. We stayed up on the Mount of Olives, which was a thrill in itself. On Palm Sunday we proceeded down the Mount of Olives, on foot, headed toward the eastern … (read more)

Who Is He?

April 16, 2000

That first Palm Sunday crowd was made up of all kinds of people. We do not know exactly who they were, but if we were able to ask them, "Who is that man riding on a donkey?" different persons would … (read more)

Crosses

April 15, 2000

Have you ever driven along on a highway or road and just happened to notice how a branch from one tree and another branch from another tree criss-crossed and formed a "cross" — but then as you drove by very … (read more)

Troubles And Trials

April 14, 2000

When trouble comes into our lives, we tend to ask God, "Why me, Lord? What have I done to deserve this?" God is not punishing us for something we've done. Some of the godliest people have endured troubles that would … (read more)

Satellites In The Sky

April 13, 2000

How many satellites are there in orbit around the earth today? What are the names of those satellites? These are some pretty tough questions. I work with satellites, but I could not begin to guess how many satellites there are … (read more)

Pick Up Your Mat

April 12, 2000

In our retirement community, we have a clubhouse that houses an indoor swimming pool. Adjacent to the pool is a heated whirlpool, with steps that lead down into the water, which is kept at 103 degrees F. Many people eventually … (read more)

A Lamp To Lead Us

April 11, 2000

It might be something we have in common with the opossums that "go dead" in the face of danger. It is a trick that does work for them sometimes, but hysteria is a dysfunction for people, when in the face … (read more)

Baby Steps

April 10, 2000

Lately, I have been convicted of my lack of focus on the things of God. It seems that the transition into my new marriage has not been without conflict. As my new husband and I attempt to adjust to the … (read more)

Christian Love

April 9, 2000

As a Sunday School teacher, it never ceases to amaze me how God continually reveals Himself and His will in new ways through "old" scriptures. So many times in studying a lesson, I have been brought back to verses that … (read more)

What A Save!

April 8, 2000

It was sudden death overtime. The goalie was poised in his net. The fans in the stands were silent. The goalie's opponent began to skate towards him. A slapshot was made toward the upper corner of the net. Instinctively, the … (read more)

Dark Skies

April 7, 2000

One of the hardest things that I have ever done in my life was to visit a friend in the hospital who was dying of cancer on the brain stem and the liver. I had just recently started visiting her. … (read more)

Sometimes I Forget

April 6, 2000

Lately I have been watching some war movies. I like the way that they deal with some ethical issues. One thing I have noticed now is that in a lot of war movies you can usually find a group of … (read more)

Passport To Heaven

April 5, 2000

I was just checking my passport to make sure it was up-to-date. I like to keep it up-to-date in case I have the opportunity to travel. Sometimes I look through it and reminisce over the places I have had the … (read more)

Crutches

April 4, 2000

I like to be asked. "Asked for what?" I hear you say. Well — anything, I suppose. When I am asked to do something, it makes me feel needed, empowered, eager to help. These are really good feelings, and should … (read more)

The Best Protection

April 3, 2000

As we hear about the temptations and pressures that young people face these days, we wonder how we can protect them from yielding to the evil around them. Of course, we should teach our children to fear God and honour … (read more)

Twist And Shout – Psalm 100

April 2, 2000

"Shake it up, baby, twist and shout" – B. Russell/P. Medley When the first songs of Elvis Presley and Bill Haley and the Comets became popular, many adults of that generation immediately dismissed the songs as fads and, worse still, … (read more)

In The Eyes Of The Beholder

April 1, 2000

Do you know that God knew you even before you were born? He formed each one as He wanted. He is the Potter and we are the clay. Each one of us is a precious child of God, a masterpiece, … (read more)

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