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Transformation

September 9, 2013

On a cool, breezy September day, I ventured out with a friend to fly kites at Stinson Beach, which is on the northern coast of California, U.S.A., just north of San Francisco. While we began to fly our kites skyward, our eyes were drawn to …( read more )

A Manifestation Of Divine Care

August 25, 2013

It was a very warm day in the desert southwest of the United States. My friend and I had just finished lunch after attending church. There we stood in the restaurant parking lot, dressed in our best Sunday clothes, with the engine lid …( read more )

The Holy Name Of Jesus

July 22, 2013

Recently, while dining out with some friends and acquaintances, one person at our table began a tirade about the food that had been presented that evening, using Christ's name in vain. This has happened on more than one occasion, so I …( read more )

Under Surveillance

June 20, 2013

While in a transition period in my career, I chose to transfer from my position in the main operating room to a new aspect of surgical nursing. I was approached by the administrator of the Same Day Surgery Unit. She was inquiring if I knew …( read more )

The Clock

May 17, 2013

One of the most treasured gifts I own is a wall clock which was given to me by my mother when I moved into my very first apartment. Throughout my life, this battery-operated clock has been my companion as I have moved; it has survived for …( read more )

The Ultimate Sacrifice

March 30, 2013

One of my favourite hymns, Jesus Paid It All, has had a profound effect on me, whether I have sung it in church, sung it in a choir, or listened to it on my iPod. Jesus paid it all, All to Him I owe; Sin had left a crimson stain, He …( read more )

A Musical Crescendo

March 3, 2013

Let us look in on the Plaza de Sant Roc de Sabadell, Barcelona, Spain. There stands a man with his bass fiddle poised to start playing his instrument. A young girl approaches the man's hat on the ground and drops in a coin. The man draws …( read more )

A Time Of Transition

October 22, 2012

It was a difficult time for me. I was 62 years old when I had major back surgery, which led me to an early retirement from a forty-year career in nursing. What was I going to do with myself? For … (read more)

Lift Up The Fallen

October 2, 2012

An elderly friend of mine, who was once a very vital and successful woman, lived her life as a committed Christian both as a business owner and in her dedication to her beloved church for over fifty years. Her attributes … (read more)

The Thirtieth Olympiad

August 26, 2012

Earlier this month, I was immersed in watching the games of the Summer Olympics on television from London, England. The athletes marched into the stadium nation by nation during the opening ceremony. All looked proud and hopeful that they would … (read more)

The Hearing Organ

August 16, 2012

All was readied for one of my most exciting experiences in the operating room. As assistant to the surgeon, I had gathered all the supplies and instruments needed to perform middle ear surgery. Hearing is regulated by the middle ear. … (read more)

Wind And Fire

July 18, 2012

It was just after sunrise in the desert of Coachella Valley, California, USA. This event was to celebrate my fiftieth birthday. The hot air balloon was ready for our flight. The tough, flexible bag had been filled with hot air. … (read more)

Servant Of The Lord

May 29, 2012

Our membership had moved to their first church building. I became involved in an activity which gave birth to our women's ministry, which in itself contributed to the overall growth of the church. The women began a monthly luncheon, inviting … (read more)

A Legacy Of Faith (Part 1)

April 24, 2012

Each year on the 24th of April, a remembrance day is held around the world to commemorate the genocide of over one million Armenians in 1915 because of their refusal to deny Jesus Christ and worship Allah. An Armenian who … (read more)

Let's Go Fishing

April 19, 2012

My identification with this account of Jesus and the disciples at the Sea of Galilee is very keen. I love everything about fishing, and I can really understand that they had been out all night and caught nothing. Although I … (read more)

Women Weeping

April 5, 2012

Standing at a distance from the cross, I found myself in a group of three women who were gazing at the man who was hanging there for His sin of blasphemy, as ordered by the Roman governor, Pontius Pilate. The … (read more)

The Heavenly Plea

March 23, 2012

As a member of the prayer ministry of our church, I began every Monday on my computer reading and praying for all those who had made requests during several services the Sunday before. The requests were varied, with earnest petitions … (read more)

Ministers Of Light

February 24, 2012

As the candle was lit, the following was being recited by the students agog with the moment: I will do all in my power to maintain and elevate the standard of my profession and will hold in confidence all personal … (read more)

Winds Of Change

February 4, 2012

In early December 2011, we were victims of hurricane-force winds, clocked in excess of eighty miles per hour. These winds caused a power outage where I live, one which lasted several days. At the time of the power outage, we … (read more)

Come To The Fountain

November 12, 2011

Recently, I have been part of a program of severely restricted water consumption in the community where I live. This situation has been in progress for several weeks. We were advised that a bacterium, which had invaded our water supply, … (read more)

Cross, Cleft, Rock

September 22, 2011

Many years ago, I heard a preacher present a riveting sermon on the sufferings of Jesus Christ, beginning with His agony in the Garden of Gethsemane, through His trial, scourging, and ultimate suffering and death on the cross by crucifixion. … (read more)

The Strength Of My Heart

August 6, 2011

Several months ago, I developed a state of extreme fatigue. No matter how many naps I took, I was always tired. It turned out that I had pneumonia. This fact was a blessing in disguise, since it led to the … (read more)

Glimpses Of Truth

April 25, 2011

The foundation of the Christian message is the historical resurrection of Jesus Christ. The Lord conquered death as He had promised. He was seen by a number of people on several occasions following His resurrection. One such occasion, was on … (read more)

New Life

April 11, 2011

"Remember to turn your clocks forward on Sunday" was a phrase many of us heard repeatedly during the lead-up to Daylight Saving Time. With that notice, we knew in our hearts that spring was just around the corner. For me, … (read more)

A Modern Conduit

March 5, 2011

Channels only, blessed Master But with all Thy wondrous power Flowing through us, Thou canst use us Every day and every hour. – Mary E. Maxwell Since I retired, I have become an amateur computer techie. After learning how to … (read more)

The Invisible Lover

February 14, 2011

Have you ever fallen in love with a person you have never seen? I had this wonderful experience with a man who was in the Navy during World War II. A friend connected us when he entered the Bible School … (read more)

Are We Ready to Follow?

January 23, 2011

Jesus calls us! By Thy mercies, Saviour, may we hear Thy call, Give our hearts to Thine obedience, Serve and love Thee best of all. Cecil F. Alexander I have been living in a retirement community for the past eighteen … (read more)

The Indescribable Gift

December 3, 2010

This Scripture verse regarding God's indescribable gift has been written on every card my sister has sent or given to me my whole life — not just at Christmas, but on other occasions as well. I have often wondered what … (read more)

Faith Building

November 24, 2010

It was 1950. I had just graduated from high school. I eagerly headed out to Bible college to study God's Word. I was unaware, however, that I was about to commence my training with the development of a foundation of … (read more)

God And Country

November 10, 2010

We will soon be honouring our veterans on November 11th. This is the day when we raise our hearts with pride in our country and have a feeling of elevated patriotism for the liberty and freedom we are blessed to … (read more)

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