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Distracted

March 23, 2017

Have you noticed while driving in the city or on the highway how some cars veer off to the right or left? It never comforts me when I see cars leaving their lane and crossing the line into oncoming traffic. Most of the time, the offending …( read more )

The Bread Of Life

February 28, 2017

I enjoy toast for breakfast. Peanut butter and jam is my favourite morning fare on bread, and has been for years. It's good to know that peanut butter, in moderation, is good for you — protein, right? I love a sandwich for lunch, but in …( read more )

Sheltered By A Tree

February 11, 2017

One morning, while I was driving east past our university, the rising sun was at that perfect position to blind my vision. The visor could not help, and neither did my sunglasses. As I kept driving and becoming quite concerned, one of …( read more )

Waiting

January 31, 2017

Life is all about waiting: waiting for people, waiting for an appointment, waiting in traffic, or waiting in line. Well, you get the idea. These days, people are waiting for spring. When we were kids, we had to wait to get to our summer …( read more )

The Bible's Impact

January 2, 2017

At the start of each year, it has been and continues to be my practice to revisit the routines for my quiet time with the Lord. Over the years, I have journaled after reading a daily portion of the holy Bible. I have also underlined …( read more )

Look Where You Want To Go

October 23, 2016

An interesting television show, "Canada's Worst Driver", has been on the air for a dozen years. The premise of the show is to find bad drivers and turn them into better drivers. Along the way, the host reminds them of one of the most …( read more )

Dictionaries

September 20, 2016

Do you suffer from hypnopomp? Do you have hypnopompic hallucinations? Is this all Greek to you? It was for me, too, until I looked it up in a dictionary. By the way, not all dictionaries have this word! Hypnopomp is the state that you are …( read more )

Perfectly Trustworthy

September 2, 2016

The athletes in the 2016 Rio Olympic Games were all about getting the best score possible from the judges. These amazing Olympians all wanted to strive for their PB (personal best). Runners, for example, want the lowest time. They want to …( read more )

Healthy Life Verse

August 28, 2016

Do you have a favourite Bible verse? I would not be surprised if you do. Let me share with you one of my best-loved verses. It is found in the writings of one of my favourite apostles. Whether it is the fourth gospel, or his epistles …( read more )

Revelation In Every Jot And Tittle

August 13, 2016

When reading the psalms in the middle of the Bible, have you noticed that the word Selah is positioned in various places? Speculations abound as to what this undefined word means. It mostly populates the Book of Psalms, where this …( read more )

Prevalent Pride Versus Force Of Reason

July 29, 2016

What is your favourite Bible story? Yes, I know that there are many from which to choose. But humour me for a minute and ask yourself, "What story sings to my heart or challenges my mind?" One of my favourites is found in 2 Kings 5. It is …( read more )

Growing In The Word

July 17, 2016

My wife and I know a dear woman who loves to garden, for her gardening brings her closer to God's creation. She often expresses her work in her flower garden in terms that are reminiscent of a person's quiet time. Can you worship God when …( read more )

After The Party

July 6, 2016

The story of the prodigal son is well entrenched in our faith community. You know how it goes: From time to time, we hear of that age-old story in our contemporary families. However, we get some good news, as Jesus' story does a …( read more )

Sorrowful Souls

June 22, 2016

Can you imagine the sorrow that Florida is feeling as they go through an epidemic of violence? Do you recall the promising young singer shot, the mass shootings at a nightclub, and a two-year-old child snatched by an alligator in a lagoon? …( read more )

Procrastination

June 16, 2016

The summer is a great time to do things around the house or yard, but each time, it takes me a mountain of coaxing and unrelenting reasoning simply to commit to paint the deck, mow the lawn, or clean out and vacuum the car. Does the word …( read more )

No Need To Be Puzzled

June 7, 2016

My wife loves the challenge of doing jigsaw puzzles. She handpicks each piece and ponderingly places it somewhere on the board. The individual piece may fit, or she may set it nearby for an eventual link to some other piece of the puzzle. …( read more )

David's Kindness To Saul's Grandson

May 27, 2016

Having a quiet time each day or making time for a devotional moment has so many intrinsic blessings. In one of my recent prayer times, I was reading an Old Testament passage about King David's conquests. During his time of stabilizing the …( read more )

Sound Familiar?

May 16, 2016

Have you heard of "tonsorial"? If I said that I had a tonsorial appointment, what would you think? Is my throat sore? Some words sound like they should mean one thing, while, in fact, they mean something entirely different. As it is with …( read more )

Words Of Comfort

May 2, 2016

Raise your hand if you've never been afraid! While I cannot see your response, you can be sure that my arms are limp by my side. In fact, when I stroll down memory lane, I can think of a few scary, fearful instances in my life. For …( read more )

Setting Goals

April 21, 2016

We've all heard the old "saw" that there is incredible power in setting goals. Paul, the quintessential missionary and apostle, shared a few goals that he had most of his converted life. Can you think where his insightful goal statement …( read more )

Walk Away Rested

April 6, 2016

In his excellent book, Guiding your family in a misguided world, Dr. Tony Evans tells of two monks walking through the countryside toward another village. As they came to the edge of a river, they saw an old woman sitting there, upset …( read more )

Eggs For Life

June 22, 2001

A farmer was experiencing a downturn in his business's production. Wanting to encourage an increase in the egg production in one of the hen houses, he decided to post an inspirational sign that read, "An egg a day keeps Colonel … (read more)

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