Archive for September, 2010

He Restoreth My Soul

September 30, 2010

We often come to the end of our day with many of this world's stormy implications invading our thoughts. Sometimes, it's the impact of world news, where, for example, some people inflict great cruelty upon many others of their own … (read more)

Hurricanes

September 29, 2010

In the southern United States, we are in the time period known as Hurricane Season. At this time, we are more likely to have devastating weather. But even if some areas of the land, the coastline, and the Caribbean receive … (read more)

Welcome Home

September 28, 2010

We have a kitten in our home now. Her name is Sassy. She came to live with us last fall when she was three months old. She is a Siamese cat, who attached herself to me almost immediately. She follows … (read more)

The Storm Is Coming

September 27, 2010

Late in the summer, we here in the Maritimes were battening our hatches down, awaiting the arrival of hurricane Earl. Forecasters alerted us to the fact that Earl was coming in all his dangerous splendour, and they were advising the … (read more)

Senior Service

September 26, 2010

Now that I'm at that latter stage of life as an "Oh, you're looking well" person (which I insist on interpreting as "merely grown-up"), one or two may ask, "Isn't your work done yet? I thought you'd retired." Well, not … (read more)

Real Rejoicing

September 25, 2010

Throughout the summer months, when our church choir does not meet, our Creative Expressions team encourages our church kids to present the anthem during worship on Sunday mornings. The leader of our ministry team, Cynthia, and Joe, our choir director, … (read more)

Courage

September 24, 2010

I was just drifting off to sleep when I heard the chattering. Unbidden, my ear perked up, much to my tired body's dismay. What is that, my mind inquired, an early spring squirrel on the roof already? Finally, I roused … (read more)

Filling What Is Empty

September 23, 2010

Having had a postcard sent to me a few years ago, I chose to keep it on my computer desk where it sits to remind me to be still and recognize that I am in the presence of God, in … (read more)

Standing Before The Judge

September 22, 2010

A minor fender bender seven months ago recently found me standing before the judge in a courtroom. Prepared with the evidence to support my case, I stood before the man who would decide the outcome. As it turned out, it … (read more)

Who? Me Write?

September 21, 2010

On my yearly read through the Scriptures, Exodus has engrossed me. In the third chapter, where God called Moses from the burning bush, Moses waffled. He gave the Lord all sorts of reasons why he was the wrong guy to … (read more)

Filtered Water

September 20, 2010

Our main source of water is from a ninety-five-foot drilled well. When the water enters through a pipe into our house, it first goes through a filter. This process eliminates impurities that would otherwise enter our tap water and, of … (read more)

Getting Out Of The Boat

September 19, 2010

After my "conversion/collision" with God in 1988, life did not exactly smooth out, but instead, became more challenging. Doing things His way instead of my own forced me out of the "boat" of my own comfort and onto the treacherous … (read more)

The Good Samaritan

September 18, 2010

At the grocery store checkout counter, a homeless man with a long brown beard and long scraggly hair and wearing a torn corduroy suit was mumbling strangely in an agitated manner in front of me. Ahead of him was an … (read more)

Perspective

September 17, 2010

We recently met friends for coffee, and we got talking about Skype, which is a computer programme that allows people to talk with their family and friends all over the world. It is much like a telephone conversation, but people … (read more)

A Lizard In The King's Palace

September 16, 2010

Recently, upon hearing long-distance the news of my aunt's death, many childhood memories came to mind. Reminiscing about the family trips and visits to my aunt's home in Puerto Rico, I particularly remembered enjoying sitting on her front porch overlooking … (read more)

Set Free

September 15, 2010

Some recent events have taken me back about sixty years in time, and brought back memories of the childhood trips that I made to the bog to bring home, at first, frog eggs, then pollywogs, and, later in the year, … (read more)

Blessed, The Peacemakers

September 14, 2010

As with other parents, my role often called for the function of peacemaker between my daughter and son during their childhood and teenage years. Now, I have the honour and blessing, with just a little amusement, of seeing my children … (read more)

Will The Rain Come?

September 13, 2010

It had been a long, dry summer. The crops were parched in the fields. The grass, on which the cattle grazed, was brown and dry. A few more days and it would be gone. What would happen to our cattle … (read more)

Hope Eternal

September 12, 2010

Our cocker spaniel, Candy, had gained so much weight, or so I thought — until I bathed her and realized that I could see all her ribs. Her belly, however, was huge. Later that week Candy underwent surgery at the … (read more)

Peace Beyond Our Understanding

September 11, 2010

In this post-accident period of my life, I am far more nervous than I used to be. When I see a truck passing by, I cringe, especially when it is black! When I hear a vehicle coming up beside me … (read more)

Rest For The Weary

September 10, 2010

Have you ever had a wasp in your home and watched it struggle against a window pane trying to get out? It constantly buzzes and desperately attempts to find a means of escape. It can see the real world outside, … (read more)

Faithfulness

September 9, 2010

Recently, I was faced with an obstruction, a short queue of cars, and a set of traffic lights. The lights were changing to red, so I slowed down to wait for them to go green again. Apparently, this was all … (read more)

Eyes Fixed

September 8, 2010

We enjoy the lake that is in our city as much as we can. Having a boat is an added bonus in our lives, and we are very grateful for the time we get to use it. On one particular … (read more)

For Every Need

September 7, 2010

Only two years ago, tests showed my bones to be normal for my age. Last year, hubby had chemo treatments, a triple bypass, and a valve repair. At the same time, we were dealing with a myriad of other problems. … (read more)

A Heart Of Flesh

September 6, 2010

Before World War II, my father had been sensitive and loving. Afterward, he emerged among the walking wounded. He suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder. As a sleepwalker ambles in the night, so nightmares about being attacked caused my father to … (read more)

Trials

September 5, 2010

One of the hardest things in life for an expectant mother is to find out that the baby that she has been carrying for almost eight months is stillborn. In a moment's time, the world of the expectant father and … (read more)

"I Will" Or "God Willing"?

September 4, 2010

Whenever I hear the words "God willing", I think of a very special aunt who was also a godmother to me as a child. She never made plans without acknowledging the Lord's will first, an attitude I came to appreciate … (read more)

Needful Seeds

September 3, 2010

Our grape arbour is filled with grapes this year. What a joy it is to go pick this fruit directly from the vine. These are Muscadine and Scuppernong grapes. One must dispose of the skin and the seed before eating … (read more)

They Shall See God

September 2, 2010

Blessedly, Bible study teachers encouraged me in simple belief when reading the Scriptures, especially those that contain a promise, also to ask, "What does God want from me?" "What is my part?" "How do I qualify for this promise?" "Blessed … (read more)

Watchful Eye

September 1, 2010

They say that once you are a Mom you are always a Mom. We recently had a campsite that was right on the beach. As I sat in my campsite, I found myself with eyes toward the water. When I … (read more)

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