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A Bawling Angel?

August 7, 2007

One fine autumn day a few years ago, the wife of one of our church elders was going about her household activities when her attention was drawn to the persistent bawling of a cow in the neighbouring field. What on … (read more)

It's Free

July 10, 2007

How greatly the word free is used to grab our attention — on postal flyers, in newspaper or television advertisements, and even on the Internet! We are enticed to try new cosmetic products, cereals, and gourmet foods being offered free! … (read more)

Gifted Hands

August 19, 2005

Some time ago, on arriving home after attending a church service, I tuned in to "The Hour of Power" on television. At that moment, Seraph Lee, a thirteen-year-old pianist, began to perform the most technically challenging composition that any graduate … (read more)

Keep Your Eyes Focused On Where You Want To Go

May 2, 2004

When I was learning to drive, my instructor kept reminding me that the car would go where my eyes were focused. Recently a kayak enthusiast for challenging white water rapids of the most daring and dangerous type was interviewed on … (read more)

Am I Plugged In?

January 15, 2004

There have been times when I have dropped slices of bread into my toaster, and gone on with other preparations, expecting to hear the pop that informs me that the toast is ready, only to realize that, after having used … (read more)

O What A Friend

June 15, 2003

My neighbour teaches Sunday School. We meet together Monday mornings for prayer and Bible study, and she told me the following story about a boy in her class. "In Sunday School, after listening to the story of Jonah and the … (read more)

Just One Wrong Stitch

February 21, 2003

When I decided to do some knitting the other day, I was out of practice, especially with any fancy stitches. The pattern that I chose seemed to be simple enough, but I was soon in trouble. Was I adding, dropping, … (read more)

Thoughts On The Worker Bee

February 1, 2003

An aeronautical engineer would tell us that, on account of its design, a bee should not be able to fly — but it does. The honeybee is the only member of numerous bee species which produces that sweet treat that … (read more)

Thoughts On A Boiled Egg

July 13, 2002

One day recently, an egg I had boiled for my breakfast evoked my sense of awe. I wondered how anyone could behold the perfection of its shape, the beauty of its construction, and the promise of life within, and yet … (read more)

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