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Chosen

July 28, 2001

We could only choose one out of all the needy dogs at the animal shelter and we chose Grace. Tied up, pregnant and abandoned, left to die before the age of two, she had been discovered by a shelter worker … (read more)

God's Real Home

July 22, 2001

This past week people were devastated when one of the oldest and most beautiful churches in our district burned to the ground. Everything perished. The one-of-a-kind inscriptions of the creed, the Lord's Prayer and the Ten Commandments, lovingly hand-carved by … (read more)

Pepper

June 30, 2001

Pepper came to us at the age of 16 weeks from the local pound. He was due to be euthanized the afternoon of the day my husband asked me (in the morning) to see about locating a watchdog for our … (read more)

Inside Out!

June 29, 2001

As I was cleaning windows last week, I realized anew that cleaning only one side would not complete the job. When I first began, I thought that only the outside really needed doing. Yet as I wiped away the film … (read more)

Oops!

June 10, 2001

On my knees cleaning the bathtub, I was not aware of what was happening behind me, until it was too late! First came the growl-like "Woof", then the thud, then the scream. Leaping up, I turned to discover our cocker … (read more)

Following His Lead

June 5, 2001

I can count on my dog, Buddy! He will get me home, come sleet or snow, rain or hail, heat or darkness. Buddy is reliable and will keep me on the right path that leads me home. I, however, must … (read more)

Decisions

May 28, 2001

Our black Labrador retriever, Cherry, had one goal in mind: grabbing the roast from the oven! As I opened the stove door and began pulling out the rack in order to baste the sizzling meat, she made her move! Her … (read more)

Joey Been

January 25, 2001

Joey Been was a wanderer, hence his name: he'd been everywhere! Thus when our cat did not come home one day, we were not overly concerned. By the third day, I began actively to call him. After a week, the … (read more)

52 Colouring Books

December 29, 2000

When I was five years old, I received the most wonderful Christmas present: 52 colouring books, each with 7 pages — one book for every week of the year, one page for every day of the week. A large box … (read more)

Christmas Enthusiasm

December 12, 2000

Having five dogs is always interesting! In fact on any given day, there is seldom a dull moment in our home. As Christmas approaches, however, the term "interesting" rises to a brand new level. Once the dogs' Christmas presents are … (read more)

Christmas Ribbons

December 8, 2000

The little bells gently tinkled as I took them from their box: family heirlooms, Christmas treasures, to be cherished from one generation to the next. The faded scarlet ribbons from which they hung were mere slips of what they had … (read more)

Journey To Bethlehem

December 2, 2000

The story of Christ's birth is probably one of the most touching stories ever told — a young and very pregnant woman journeying by donkey and foot to a town far away, only to be met by closed doors and … (read more)

Ever Watchful

December 1, 2000

The other night, the dogs and I almost got caught in the dark on an unlit road winding through the forest. Upon arriving home from work, I quickly glanced at the setting sun before starting out and figured we had … (read more)

Seeking And Taking

November 20, 2000

Now that the hours of daylight in our part of the world are increasingly shorter, my daily walking routine with the dogs is anything but routine! And if the dogs and I are to maintain our physical exercise, I must … (read more)

The Fullness Of Barren Times

November 14, 2000

The landscape seems so barren, now that the trees have been stripped of their foliage. Yet, I can see so much more: the neighbours' house across the way; the far side of the lake; the dogs as they run through … (read more)

Simon Gobble Up

October 29, 2000

Our dog Simon loved food. He would eat almost anything! One time he consumed a whole pound of cooked bacon — our supper. A loaf of bread, a chocolate cake that wasn't even for his birthday, plus all the candles … (read more)

The Generosity Of Receiving

October 26, 2000

A friend of mine is quite elderly and frail. In the past he has always been a dynamic man and enjoyed giving generously to others. Now, however, since experiencing three minor strokes plus the death of his wife a month … (read more)

Place And Pace

October 18, 2000

Walking five dogs successfully requires a system. Each of the dogs therefore has a place within the fan shape that is most effective when walking a number of creatures. If one or more of the dogs begin crossing over or … (read more)

Seize The Moment

September 18, 2000

But how can people call for help if they don't know whom to trust? And how can they know whom to trust if they haven't heard of the One who can be trusted? And how can they hear if nobody … (read more)

Looking Back

August 7, 2000

It was a gorgeous summer raspberry-picking day! My daughter and I packed up our containers and motored away. Disappointment awaited, however, as the patch had been almost picked out. Still, we had travelled a fair distance to our destination, so … (read more)

The Reflection

July 23, 2000

As I walked my dogs along the road beside our lake, I was impressed by the scenic beauty reflected in the still waters. So perfect was the reflection, if I had photographed the moment it would have been difficult to … (read more)

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