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From The Foot Of Golgotha

April 18, 2003

I had never been part of a drama before, but when our pastor pleaded for more men to participate in the Easter play, I couldn't say no. After months of set building, rehearsal, and preparing all the special effects necessary … (read more)

Your Daily Kick In The Pants (3)

August 23, 2002

Being sick at heart isn't always a bad thing, not when it is a righteous sickness, created by all the unrighteousness which bombards both man and God from day to day. The word of God doesn't mess around, does it? … (read more)

Your Daily Kick In The Pants (2)

August 22, 2002

Whenever I read this account, I immediately think in my heart, "there but for the grace of God go I"! Isn't it true that even though we have been washed in Christ's blood, and tasted of God's Holy Spirit, we … (read more)

Your Daily Kick In The Pants (1)

August 21, 2002

I must reluctantly wonder whether the average person checking in on a daily devotional seeks praise instead of reproof, and a pat on the back instead of a kick in the pants. However, I'm finding that I'm continually judging myself, … (read more)

The Best Investment You'll Ever Make

August 13, 2002

In the world of investing, a contrarion is someone who invests in what is currently out of favour. When a valuable commodity or an industry becomes unpopular, contrarion investors buy, and then wait patiently for their investment to pay off, … (read more)

True Or False?

July 3, 2002

There have been times in my life when God has "long been silent", not because He had nothing to say to me, but because I was not in the mood to listen. My Bible, while sitting on the bookshelf, had … (read more)

Why Believe?

May 11, 2002

In reading further through the book of Second Chronicles, one sees how this promise was fulfilled repeatedly throughout the long succession of Judah's kings. God blessed those who sought his face, but abandoned those who fell to the worship of … (read more)

Free Indeed

April 1, 2002

The cold rain had been falling all morning. Not a fit day outside for man or beast, I thought to myself, quite content to have no reason at all to venture out, away from dry house and hot cup of … (read more)

It's Not About Me!

March 17, 2002

Everyone knows at least one "Me" person. "Me" people say, do, and feel mostly about themselves, not about others, nor about God. Christianity transforms "Me" people into "Thee" people, through the miraculous spirit of love found uniquely in Christ. As … (read more)

If Only

March 11, 2002

"If only I were beautiful, then I would be loved," the young woman said to her mother. "If only my wife still looked like that, life would be sweet," the man remarked to his co-worker. What a sad commentary it … (read more)

Hide And Seek

March 8, 2002

Hide and seek was one of my favourite childhood games. I was pretty good at it, the hiding part that is. Sometimes I was too good, for while I hid scrunched in some miserable position, like a sardine pressed between … (read more)

The Broken Mailbox

February 11, 2002

In our area we have a special mailbox for receiving newspapers. It's similar to our regular mailbox, except that it has no door. It is fastened to the pole just below each regular mailbox. My neighbour's newspaper mailbox is broken. … (read more)

Clean Hands And A Pure Heart

February 6, 2002

When I was a little boy, I liked nothing better than to play in the dirt. I had been given several toy tractors, bulldozers, graders, and cranes, so I spent many hours moving the sand and soil of my backyard … (read more)

No Hole-In-One

January 17, 2002

Golf may well be, as Mark Twain described it, "a pleasant walk, spoiled". The last time I played, I was so pleased with myself, as my shot from the tee, on the ninth hole at Quail Meadows, appeared to land … (read more)

Keep On

November 16, 2001

Have you, like me, ever read these words and found yourself in every verse? Have you ever been the seed sown along the path, and let confusion or doubt about some detail of Christian doctrine rob you of joy and … (read more)

Stop Signs

October 31, 2001

Driving to work this morning, a woman motorist passed me on a quiet residential street. She barely made it back inside the right hand lane, to avoid being hit head on. Off she sped, quickly out of sight, until I … (read more)

Choose Life

September 23, 2001

Where John's Revelation describes only those who are rescued eternally with Christ's blood, a different cross-section of humanity was represented in those recently fallen towers: man, woman, white, black, Christian, Jew, Muslim, Buddhist, CEO and janitor. Therefore, this crime, or … (read more)

When The Storms Come

September 4, 2001

One recent evening, just before sunset, dark clouds started moving in fast. In just a few minutes, the whole sky had changed from blue to black. Then, all of a sudden, the lightning started, first a few rolling flashes that … (read more)

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