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You Are Awesome!

October 25, 2011

Recently, a grandson was here after school for a few hours. I told him, "You are awesome!" He grinned and said, "I know! Thanks!" That got me to thinking about God, and how He thinks of us, especially in comparison … (read more)

Moving To The Rock

October 6, 2011

One of my daughters and her family has moved back to The Rock. Years ago, I did not know that there is a place called The Rock, let alone how big it is or where it is. Is it in … (read more)

Humbling Ourselves

July 26, 2011

We live in a city. It is a small city, but a city nonetheless. Our city is growing quickly, but I do know my way around. If I need help, I can get out my map and soon find out … (read more)

Pardoned

June 26, 2011

This past winter, I went to a long-term care facility to feed an elderly lady five or six times a week. The family that usually goes to feed her twice a day went on vacation for two months. This long-term … (read more)

Old and Familiar

June 8, 2011

When I bought a new sewing machine, I had to learn all about it. The spools went on differently; the bobbins went in differently; it had a cool needle threader that I had to learn to use, and a different … (read more)

Wireless Technology

May 12, 2011

Wireless technology is amazing. We can go online — wireless. We can use cell phones — wireless. Our landline roam phones — wireless. Technology just keeps expanding and growing all of the time. I saw a cartoon with two telephone … (read more)

Be Strong

April 14, 2011

I have a cat that lives in my house. Sassy is half Siamese, so she doesn't shed as much as those that don't have Siamese in them. I have noticed that when I take her to the veterinarian, take her … (read more)

Thankful

March 17, 2011

Wintry days! Cold days! Sunny days! I love those kinds of days in northern Alberta. When it is really cold here, the sun shines. When it is cloudy, the days aren't as cold, but then, neither are the days so … (read more)

Relationship With Our Father

February 26, 2011

We are creatures of habit. We get up at the same time every day. We go through the routine of washing, brushing our teeth, getting dressed, eating breakfast. We go to work at the same time, come home for supper … (read more)

Restoration

February 10, 2011

One summer, I decided that I would read through the book of Romans. I'm a detailed, orderly, organized person, so I thought that if I could read two chapters a day, that would take eight days to complete. That would … (read more)

Praying And Fasting

January 28, 2011

Praying and fasting! This truth is Scriptural. It is taught in our churches. Books have been written about it. According to our verse for today, it is the only way to break some strongholds of the type that I wrote … (read more)

Release From Strongholds

January 16, 2011

According to Answers.com , the biblical definition of a stronghold is as follows: The Greek word for stronghold, taken literally, means a fortress. It is used in the Bible also as a metaphor to represent things that are based … (read more)

Appreciation

January 3, 2011

We own a small holiday trailer that we keep in our driveway during the spring and summer months. That way, it is handy to hook onto and use whenever we choose to do so. Once fall comes, though, we don't … (read more)

He Understands

November 27, 2010

I have recently found an old electric typewriter that our children learned to type on in our home school years ago. Because it is electric, one just has to touch the keys lightly and it types the letter. But if … (read more)

Choices

November 12, 2010

Years ago, when I was a child, my mother had an old typewriter with little round keys. We had to throw the carriage over manually. As years went on, I owned an electric typewriter. It was so much faster, and … (read more)

Sowing And Reaping

October 26, 2010

I have a paper route — so that I will get outside and get some exercise and fresh air five days a week. Some of my grandchildren have paper routes as well: two children in a family of four. The … (read more)

God Answers Our Prayers

October 12, 2010

Recently, just out of the blue, one of my grandsons said to me, "Grandma, did you know that God answers prayers in three ways?" I was interested in his answer to that question, so my ears perked right up, and … (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)

Dot-To-Dot

August 24, 2010

I have always loved dot-to-dot pictures. I can look at them and have no idea what the picture will be. Someone has drawn the picture originally — then maybe someone else has converted it to a dot-to-dot picture for children … (read more)

Complete Silence

July 8, 2010

How I love summertime! I love the long days. I love the sunshine. I love flowers. I love the green trees. I love the lawns. I love watching children play in sprinklers on hot days. I love hot days. Often, … (read more)

Spiritual Gifts

June 15, 2010

A while back in our small group, we were talking about our spiritual gifts. So we decided to do a survey to see what our individual spiritual gifts are. We realized that we all knew ourselves pretty well in that … (read more)

Spring Has Sprung (2)

April 8, 2010

Spring is a wonderful time of year. The weather warms up, the snow has melted, the grass begins to grow, the trees leaf out, tulips and crocuses and daffodils poke through the ground to delight us with fresh colour and … (read more)

Spring Has Sprung (1)

April 7, 2010

How we long for spring to arrive in northern Alberta, Canada. Winter has been here for months and we desperately need some warm weather, some green grass, some blooming flowers. One sure sign that spring has arrived is the return … (read more)

Communicating

November 14, 2009

We love it when our grandchildren come for a visit. It is especially fun when they come one at a time. Then we can interact with only one, instead of having several clamouring for our attention. When one little grandson … (read more)

Remembering Or Forgetting

October 2, 2009

There are times in my life when I cannot remember what I went to get from downstairs, or where I put something, or even what I wanted to tell someone. I just plain forget. I don't choose to do so … (read more)

Gently Directing

April 28, 2009

As I was sitting in a public area recently, I saw a beautiful picture unfold before my eyes. A very tall dad walked in, with his very small son walking slowly in front of him. As soon as they entered … (read more)

Call Her Blessed

March 3, 2009

Years ago, when my siblings and I were sitting around the table at a meal time, the topic of conversation was Proverbs 31, from verse 10 on. The passage starts out talking about an excellent wife and how she is … (read more)

Control-Alt-Delete

February 26, 2009

In our town, many of the churches have signs out front with challenging messages on them. Recently, I saw one that said, "Too bad when we mess up, we couldn't press Control-Alt-Delete and have a new start." In the PC … (read more)

What?

December 29, 2008

I was talking to a little person on the phone recently. Out of the blue, she asked, "And what do you like to do the very best?" In other words, she asked me to say what my favourite thing to … (read more)

Dion (Part 3)

November 6, 2008

Dion is dead! He was so tiny, so young, so fragile. How did it happen so quickly? Why did it happen? I was saddened. Dion, my Venus Fly Trap, lived in my home for only a few short weeks. When … (read more)

Dion (Part 2)

November 5, 2008

Dion is thriving and growing. It is fun to watch and take care of him. When Dion first came to stay, I went onto the Internet to find out as much as possible in order to care for my Venus … (read more)

Dion (Part 1)

November 4, 2008

Dion has come to stay! I carried Dion into our home. He is very tiny. I knew absolutely nothing about Dion when he came, nor did I know anything about his previous home. But I accept him just as he … (read more)

A Blessing

October 12, 2008

Last Thanksgiving, our pastor spoke on being thankful, which, of course, is common on Thanksgiving Sunday. He spoke about the blessing of a relationship with Jesus Christ. He spoke of the blessing of family — young and old — and … (read more)

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