Archive for February, 2010

The Baby Turtles

February 28, 2010

Recently, while on a cruise through the Panama Canal, my friend and I ran out of film. A visit to the ship's photographer fixed that, with an underwater camera. However, we didn't go under water, swimming with the dolphins, as … (read more)

Read Believing

February 27, 2010

Even though I have quite a substantial biblical study library, last year I treated myself to a new, rather expensive, but very extensive computer Bible program. It has so many Bible versions, all at my fingertips as I study, as … (read more)

Tears In A Bottle

February 26, 2010

Can you imagine collecting a lifetime of tears in a bottle? How would those tears describe your life? Several weeks ago, I received a lovely email devotional explaining the ancient custom of collecting tears. One individual shared her experience in … (read more)

Teaching, Preaching, And Healing

February 25, 2010

Many years ago, I was a leading a Bible study in Scotland in someone's home, and the house group was looking at this passage from Scripture. During the meeting, it struck us that Christ's strategy for ministry was totally encompassed … (read more)

A Forever Home

February 24, 2010

Adoption kennels all over the world are advertising pets who need forever homes. Those who work with animals realize how important a forever home is, even for a pet. Pets need the stability and love of a forever home if … (read more)

The Power Of The Tongue

February 23, 2010

After calling a friend of ours to encourage him and his wife, to convey our love for them, and to let them know that our prayers go with them, my wife and I once again turned to our Lord in … (read more)

Keep Your Focus

February 22, 2010

As you ramble on through life, brother, Whatever be your goal, Keep your eye upon the donut, And not upon the hole. Many years ago, these words hung above the counter in our local caf

The Telephone Call

February 21, 2010

It all started with a telephone call. "Hello. Is this the home of Rosemary Hagedorn, who writes devotionals for the local newspaper?" The person on the other end of the phone line was asking me where I get my inspiration … (read more)

The Trickling Spring

February 20, 2010

The spring in my dad's back field continually burbled forth fresh, clean water. As children, we thought of it as the source of some great body of water. Was it running to the mighty Fraser or the tumbling Colorado? (We … (read more)

Ragdoll

February 19, 2010

Though I love collecting dolls as a hobby, the ragdoll I write about in this devotional is probably not the kind of doll you are thinking of. Instead, it is a beautiful, lively breed of kitten that acquired the name … (read more)

The Easy Sins

February 18, 2010

I hate it when my clothes or furniture fabrics start to pill from the everyday wear and tear of life. Some materials are really bad for this, and once it begins to occur, the look of the outfit or piece … (read more)

Straight Paths For Jesus

February 17, 2010

My son is a power station boilermaker, a maintenance engineer. He is "a maintenance man" in every sense of the phrase. In every aspect of his life, he is a very practical and regular "Mr. Fix-It". He saves many people, … (read more)

A Canadian Gold Medal First

February 16, 2010

Canadians rejoiced exceedingly on Sunday night when Alexandre Bilodeau became the first Canadian to win an Olympic gold medal on Canadian soil. It is amazing the dedication that athletes display over a period of four years (or a lifetime) to … (read more)

For The Common Good

February 15, 2010

As a child, I wanted to be a teacher. I wanted to teach and sing and inspire others with my gifts of music and the usage of the Word. As I grew older, I couldn't understand why God did not … (read more)

Valentine Love

February 14, 2010

People, as well as creatures, have pecking orders. Not too long ago, we purchased a new budgie. When we first put Colby into the bird cage, the other three birds moved away from him. He wasn't one of the family. … (read more)

Ready For His Service

February 13, 2010

Millie, the lamb, began life in a most unusual way. Her mother, a frisky adventuresome ewe, somehow found her way into the straw mow — an area above the cattle stalls. The mow was covered with thick layers of straw, … (read more)

Sleep, My Beloved

February 12, 2010

Before my diabetic condition was diagnosed and correctly medicated, one of the negative symptoms I experienced was a nightly inability to rest or sleep more than an hour or so. This adverse symptom caused many other discomforts and inabilities, which … (read more)

Locked Out

February 11, 2010

Oh joy! I thought, with sinking realization: I had just closed the door of the house with the alarm on, but without the key! There were various growling and muttering sounds, until the point was reached when I realized that … (read more)

Kiss The Son

February 10, 2010

Once, during a Bible retreat, I was blessed by the wonderful teaching that everything in the Old Testament is included in the New Testament, and vice versa. This information made a notable difference in my study of Old Testament Scripture, … (read more)

Remember The Prisoners

February 9, 2010

On a work-related trip to the Caribbean, I opted, with five others, to visit a local maximum security male prison. I had always wanted to do this as long as I could remember, because I have considerable respect for prison … (read more)

The Great Escape

February 8, 2010

The alarm woke me at 6:35 a.m. I punched the button and sat up. Something was missing. My husband, Tom, lay snoring beside me, but Pixie, my short-haired tabby, wasn't curled up next to me. Her sister, Feathers, the long-haired … (read more)

Lonely

February 7, 2010

When Mr. Tumnus, one of our miniature goats, died, his mother, Lucy, was inconsolable. Within weeks, all excess flesh dropped from her bones. Her coat became dull and dry. Her heart-wrenching cries found no comfort. Her son was gone. She … (read more)

A New Beginning

February 6, 2010

This event took place two thousand years ago as Jesus met John at the Jordan River. Last year, I stood beside the Jordan River, watching my friend being submerged into its waters. Covenant words were spoken, and the waters of … (read more)

Refreshing Renewal

February 5, 2010

Feeling happy and contented most of the time, I continually thank the Lord and tell Him that more of the same would be just fine, because it is truly a fine last of life He has given to me. However, … (read more)

Feeding A Thousand Sheep

February 4, 2010

One memory of my teenage years is the spring my dad shipped in a thousand sheep by rail from Texas. With our hired help on horseback, we herded them off the train, down the main street of our small town, … (read more)

Embrace

February 3, 2010

Zoë, my eighteen-month-old daughter, came to visit me in hospital recently, when I was ill. She climbed up on the bed where I was, ignored the IV drip in my arm and my yellow skin, and came into the … (read more)

Real Faith

February 2, 2010

One of the most remarkable things that I have seen over the years is the amount of faith people possess, even in the most tragic and trying of circumstances. I can remember one old lady who didn't have a lot … (read more)

The Winner

February 1, 2010

Hoss is very short and very long. Wire-haired dachshunds tend to be that way. When he runs, his front end heads in a straight line, while his back end swerves off to the side with a mind of its own. … (read more)

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