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Pain

March 6, 2017

Some days, I'm in a lot of pain. It seems that my whole body aches. Other days, it's like the pain moves from one place to another. It might be my legs or my feet or my knees or my hands. Oh, the joys of getting older and having arthritis! …( read more )

The Undo Button

January 3, 2017

What a glorious day it was when I discovered the undo button on my computer! "Undo" is a command in many computer programs that allows us to undo almost anything that we have done. With a click on the button, I can undo my last action or …( read more )

Sing Glory To His Name

December 7, 2016

Two Christmases ago, I wrote a devotional about a song that I had written ( Sing a Song of Praise ). Many of our readers responded, asking me if there was a tune for it. Unfortunately, I had a tune only in my head, and I had no idea …( read more )

Out Of The Pit

August 12, 2016

For the past several summers, my husband and I and another couple have been attending mud volleyball tournaments to show our support for the youth and the counsellors at the summer church camp that we attend. Mud volleyball is played …( read more )

Listen To The Voice

January 31, 2016

Our daughter is "horse crazy". She has been since she was ten years old, when she went with a friend to his riding lesson for the disabled, as they were both deaf. Shortly after that, she began taking riding lessons, too. Over the years, …( read more )

Amazing Grace

January 13, 2016

I've been reading a lot about grace lately, and the more I read, the more I realize how amazing God's grace really is. G – God's R – Riches A – At C – Christ's E – Expense Grace, grace, God's grace, Grace that will cleanse and pardon …( read more )

Pressing On Toward the Goal

January 1, 2016

Another year has drawn to an end, and we anticipate a new year ahead of us — a brand new year — a time of new beginnings, new opportunities, a time to start over again. Whether or not we make any new year's resolutions, we can still …( read more )

The Light

November 23, 2015

It's that time of year again: winter — the time when I experience the effects of Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), which I wrote about in a previous devotional: Light And Darkness . This year, I am trying faithfully to use my light …( read more )

The Driver's License

August 31, 2015

I had to get a new driver's license with a new photo this year. After the new license arrived in the mail, as I was destroying the old one, with each new cut of the old card I kept thinking about the old being replaced by the new. As I …( read more )

"Precious" Memories

July 30, 2015

In 2000, I wrote a devotional about our daughter's dog, Precious. When we had to have her put to sleep due to old age and a fall, it was a really difficult day for all of us. She had survived with skin cancer for over five years and had …( read more )

The Curve

July 13, 2015

Last winter, my daughter and I set out for one of our mother/daughter days. She wanted to get some pictures of some of the local waterfalls that were completely frozen over. We had a lovely morning; she got some great pictures; and we …( read more )

Gifts Are Given To Be Given

June 22, 2015

We all like to receive gifts — on birthdays, anniversaries, Christmas, and weddings. Sometimes we get gifts on Valentine's Day, Mother's Day, Father's Day, or Easter. When someone gives us a really thoughtful and meaningful gift, we may …( read more )

Gone Forever

April 14, 2015

I recently bought a tablet computer. I use it mainly for reading, as it is becoming increasingly difficult for me to hold a book. I also use it for my email, and I have a Bible app that I really like because I can check different versions …( read more )

Good News

December 25, 2014

I'll never forget the days when our two children were born and then the day our grandson arrived. The birth of a child is always a very special occasion. But the birth of the Child Who came at Christmas is good news for each and every one …( read more )

Sing A Song Of Praise

December 11, 2014

One of God's greatest gifts to us is the gift of music and songs. Here are some quotes about the power of music: "Where words fail, music speaks." – Hans Christian Andersen "Music acts like a magic key, to which the most tightly …( read more )

Coming Home

August 6, 2014

Our daughter, who is deaf, has a special way with animals. She's had a variety of pets over the years: hamsters, ferrets, a rabbit, several dogs and cats, and two horses. While she was working on a horse farm, two stray cats were dumped …( read more )

Christianity For Dummies

August 24, 2013

There are a lot of For Dummies books available. We have a few of them around our house: – Guitar for DummiesDigital Photography for DummiesScrapbooking for DummiesGPS for DummiesPCs for Dummies I must say that …( read more )

Sign Language

August 6, 2013

Our daughter was born deaf. When she was two years old, we had her hearing tested by an audiologist and were told that she was profoundly deaf. Hearing disability may be ranked as mild, moderate, moderately severe, severe, or profound. As …( read more )

Reunions

July 13, 2013

I have a group of friends — seven of us — who met in Grade 9 and have remained friends since then. We started getting together at Christmastime every year, and went to each other's weddings. (Some of us were in each others' wedding …( read more )

King's Buffet

April 21, 2013

We were recently at the King's Buffet restaurant with a group of friends. What an assortment of foods — a true feast! There was so much to choose from and too many choices to have something of everything — everything from breakfast items …( read more )

It's All Good

April 5, 2013

Over the years, there have been a lot of different clichés that everyone likes to use. One I've noticed lately is "It's all good" — which got me to thinking about what the Bible says is good. (All quotations are from the NKJV.) – It is …( read more )

Which Book Do You Want Your Name In?

March 2, 2013

I recently watched a program on the television about a man who had been entered into the Guinness World Records for the longest flight of a paper airplane that he had made. He had spent a lifetime, since he was a young boy, not just …( read more )

Be Ready

September 9, 2012

On one recent evening, at ten o'clock, our daughter and her husband were told by the local firemen to be ready in case they had to evacuate their house. There had been a major propane leak at the gas station in their small village, and …( read more )

Joyful Christians

August 11, 2012

A few weeks ago, we were privileged to hear an African children's choir sing. The joy that these children exhibited and their love for Jesus were quite contagious and very uplifting! Since then, we hosted a couple of young men … (read more)

Making Soup

May 23, 2012

I love soup! Before I retired, I never made my own soup, but now that I am retired, I make it all the time. Every batch of soup that I make is different from the previous batch — a little … (read more)

Spring Is In The Air

April 15, 2012

I love spring! Where we live, we are surrounded by trees, and it is amazing to watch the leaves come out. Over the last few days, the trees have changed from bare to almost-filled with green leaves again. We are … (read more)

Scenes Of Wonder

December 4, 2011

This will be the sixth year that our church has presented "Scenes of Wonder" — a display of over two hundred cr

Build On The Rock

October 16, 2011

As I write this, the rain is coming down in torrents. The question is whether there will be water in our basement again. When we retired nine years ago, my husband renovated my parents' cottage and turned it into our … (read more)

Light And Darkness

August 29, 2011

I suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder — SAD. I am a different person on a sunny day than I am on a dull dreary day. I never cease to be amazed at how I can change so quickly on a … (read more)

Antibacterial Soap

July 25, 2011

There are so many antibacterial soap scents. These are some of my favourites: – warm vanilla sugar – black raspberry vanilla – winter candy apple – cucumber melon Antibacterial soaps claim to leave hands lightly scented and gently cleansed while … (read more)

Warnings Direct

July 9, 2011

We get the weather report sent to us every morning on our computer, and when there is bad weather ahead, we receive "Warnings Direct" for our area. We often receive repeated warnings of impending bad weather conditions. This morning's warning … (read more)

The Puzzle

June 22, 2011

A few years ago, a friend of mine gave me a wooden plaque. The puzzle is that if people look at it just the right way, they can see the word "JESUS". Sometimes when I look at the puzzle, I … (read more)

God Is Only A Prayer Away

June 2, 2011

I always enjoy reading the signs on church lawns. Here are some of my favourites on prayer: – You'll never get a busy signal on the prayer line to heaven. – The quickest way to get back on your feet … (read more)

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