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Will Your Anchor Hold?

June 7, 2003

Talking with my father-in-law about his surname, which I took when I married his son, he told me that a "killick" is an anchor. Since our conversation, I've been thinking about what "anchor" means. It means "hope". My hope is … (read more)

Fruit Of The Spirit

February 12, 2003

I've been working at the supermarket for almost a year now. I still love my job as much as I did on Day One. As my department is right by the entrance, I get to chat every day with many … (read more)

If We Don't Eat We Don't Grow

January 8, 2003

I joined a fitness club recently, along with my youngest daughter. After signing the agreement, a date and time were picked for us to have our fitness evaluation done. The day before that appointment, I felt unwell. I ached all … (read more)

Turn Back The Clock

October 25, 2002

Have you ever heard someone say, "Boy! If only I could turn back the clock!"? Well, in our area, we do just that this coming weekend. It always feels nice to have that extra hour. But that is not the … (read more)

Working For A Carpenter

March 29, 2002

I worked for a carpenter the other day. It was my husband. I was helping out, filling in nail holes. A tedious task, one might think. However, I like jobs like this, and it is so satisfying to stand back … (read more)

Taste And See – Sprinkle The Flavour Around

October 23, 2001

Sitting in the mall, at the table, with my "New York" French fries just coated in salt, I delighted in the taste. I offered them around, but it seems no-one likes as much salt as I do. "Mmmmmm, delicious!" I'd … (read more)

Running The Race Of Life

October 1, 2001

I recently entered my name on a website, with lists of schools and names of past pupils who attended. The very next day, I received an e-mail from a pal from my junior school days. She is still residing in … (read more)

Carry A Magnifying Glass!

July 1, 2001

I was handed a new Canadian ten-dollar bill by a customer at work, who asked me if I knew that the poem, "In Flanders Fields," was printed on it. I looked, squinted, and looked again. No way could I read … (read more)

Amazing Grace

May 16, 2001

In yesterday's devotional, I wrote about going to England last spring to see my dad, ill with an inoperable brain tumour. I came back to Canada but returned to England in July as he became much worse. His sight went … (read more)

A Free Telephone Bill

May 15, 2001

This time last year, I returned to England, as my dad was ill. It appeared that he had had a stroke. I made the decision to get the next flight available, to be by his side. The first assumption proved … (read more)

Direction

March 11, 2001

Have you ever sat at an intersection, when the traffic lights aren't working, watching the policeman directing traffic every which way? Have you sat and watched an orchestra, or bandleader, waving the baton directing the different sections when to play … (read more)

A Tall Order To Fill?

January 30, 2001

"Good morning … large double, double?" "Hi, you'd like a medium with cream and an apple fritter?" "Good morning, medium hot chocolate and a raspberry muffin?" By now, you've probably guessed that I work in a well-known doughnut shop. Customers … (read more)

Special Gift

December 21, 2000

A month before Christmas, I found myself thinking constantly of which gift to buy for whom, and joining sooooooo many others in the shopping malls, standing in line to pay, along with all the other niceties that go along with … (read more)

Walking Alongside My Master

November 22, 2000

When I leave my house to take my dog out for a walk, he pulls on the lead like crazy. He is just so very excited at going out and getting exercise, it is very hard to hold on. In … (read more)

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