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Into The Sunshine

September 25, 2013

As the sun shines on God's creation, we are reminded of its beauty. The green tree leaves shimmering in the light and gently fluttering in the soft breezes are beautiful. Gazing on such a sight can lift our mood and bring us pleasure. But …( read more )

God Answers Prayer

September 8, 2013

It was summer. Four of our family had come to Southampton, Ontario, Canada, to spend time at a rental cottage along Lake Huron. My husband, the two youngest (a girl and a boy), and I enjoyed the white sandy beach and the cold water of the …( read more )

An Angel Of Mercy

July 5, 2013

The Bible is rich with stories featuring angels. They are depicted as celestial ministering spirits. For example in the Old Testament we can read: In a discourse about little children Jesus is quoted as saying: Hamza Hassan from Saudi …( read more )

Our Father

August 9, 2012

It was Christmas. The family had gathered for the usual roast goose dinner. A spanking white table cloth and dishes graced the table in readiness for a fine meal. The youngest child, a four-year-old girl, sensed the warmth of the … (read more)

Serving God Through Life's Transitions

May 6, 2012

God has blessed each of us with unique gifts. Some of us have great gifts, such as in teaching, healing sickness, or in giving leadership. Other gifts, though less publicly visible, can just as surely bring honour to God. Over … (read more)

God's Gift Of Music And Song

February 21, 2012

Recently, we have been recalling the great earthquake in Haiti that caught the eyes and the ears of the world two years ago. At the time, one of the moving images on the television screen that captivated my attention concerned … (read more)

Born To Be Our Saviour

December 16, 2011

Those childhood days seem long ago, as I recall with some nostalgia the Sunday School concerts in that little white-frame church nestled near the Chippewa River in Ontario, Canada. One particular evening, we had prepared to celebrate the birth of … (read more)

The Light Of Truth

December 10, 2011

A Latvian friend told me this story that took place more than a half century ago when she was a little girl about 6 or 7. That year, her Christmas gift turned out to be two writing/drawing pads. As a … (read more)

A Perfect Circle

November 22, 2011

It began as a good day, those many years ago. Behind the steering wheel of my brother's car, I was about to have my first lesson in learning to drive. Beside me in the passenger side sat my brother and … (read more)

The Good Shepherd

October 19, 2011

On the beautiful, green, grassy slopes outside Jerusalem, an unexpected sight popped up before me and touched my heart with a thrill of joy. Riding a tourist bus on a trip to Israel, I was keeping vigilant watch for things … (read more)

Quietness And Confidence

October 1, 2011

When I lay abed this morning thinking, this particular Scripture came to mind. It has been a favourite of mine, but I haven't thought about it for a while. Anxiety has been a challenge in members of my family for … (read more)

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