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Sticks And Stones

April 15, 2013

"Sticks and stones may break my bones, but names will never hurt me" is an English-language children's rhyme that was created in Britain before 1872. It was meant to persuade the child victim to ignore the name-calling, to refrain from …( read more )

Who, Me?

April 4, 2013

Jesus chose the most unusual, motley crew for His disciples. These were ordinary men whom God used in an extraordinary manner. Among the twelve were fishermen, a tax collector, and a revolutionary. Jesus did not choose kings or princes or …( read more )

No Way! Ya Way!

March 23, 2013

My friend and I had quite a conversation the other day. I remember her saying, "There is absolutely no way that I am going to do this! No way!" To which, without thinking, I replied, "Ya way!" What I meant to say was "Yes way!" We both …( read more )

Out-Of-The-Box Attitude

March 14, 2013

I recently received a reply regarding a devotional from a fellow writer. In her e-mail, she said that she loved my "out-of-the-box attitude". The response made me contemplate what she said. I wondered what an "out-of-the-box attitude" …( read more )

True Freedom

February 24, 2013

Have you ever wondered what true freedom really is? The dictionary defines it as the power to do what we want to do and to go where we want to go without being controlled; not being a slave or prisoner; not having or being affected by …( read more )

The Electronic Being

February 11, 2013

I love my computer. I pound those keys on the keyboard in order to create sentences, paragraphs, and finally, a story, whether it is a made-up story for my grandchildren or a devotional from my life experiences. I love the Internet. I …( read more )

The Comfortable Pew

January 21, 2013

In 1965, Pierre Berton wrote a bestseller entitled The Comfortable Pew: A critical look at Christianity and the religious establishment in the new age. He ends the book with an optimistic prescription that a transformation is …( read more )

New Year's Resolutions

January 2, 2013

A new year has begun, and it seems that each new year, we make resolutions to be a better person as we look forward to the second coming of Christ. Some declare that they would be healthier by joining their local YMCA or other organization …( read more )

A Christmastime Tragedy

December 27, 2012

On December 14, 2012, the city of Newtown, Connecticut, USA, was shaken by the news of a gunman entering Sandy Hook Elementary School and killing 26 children and adults. Whenever such a tragedy occurs, it seems that we find ourselves …( read more )

The End Of The World?

December 20, 2012

"The world is coming to an end on December 21, 2012." You have read about it in the newspaper. You have heard about it on television. There are thousands of interpretations and views on the Internet. Just google the phrase "2012 end of the …( read more )

Christmas Is…

December 4, 2012

Christmas is here; at least, a shopper's Christmas is here. Christmas trees, wreaths, ornaments, and toys are proudly displayed in store windows and shelves — beautiful, shiny objects to attract and entice the consumer. Well-thought-out …( read more )

The Still Small Voice

November 16, 2012

I was just about to turn off my computer when the phone rang. I looked at the clock. It was 11:00 p.m. It is truly amazing how many anxious thoughts ran through my mind. I could feel my stomach churning. Reluctantly, I answered the phone. …( read more )


October 16, 2012

In yesterday's devotional, I wrote about being disconnected from the Internet and waiting for a new power cord for my modem to be shipped to me. "I am finally back online, since last Thursday!" This was the beginning sentence in … (read more)

A Lost Connection

October 15, 2012

The other day, I turned on my computer as usual, and routinely tried to connect to the Internet to check my e-mail. The following message greeted me on the monitor: Server not found. Check the address for typing errors. If … (read more)

A New Creation

September 24, 2012

Approximately two years ago, our church building was sold to a funeral company. Due to declining membership, the few members who were left found it difficult to keep up with the bills. We had no other option but to sell, … (read more)

Dry And Parched

August 30, 2012

It had been a few weeks since we'd had rain. Looking out my living room window, I saw that the green grass had turned to a brownish colour. Walking on the grass, we heard the crunching sound made when the … (read more)

Running Against The Wind

August 17, 2012

With all the hot weather that we have had, we were grateful when we finally received the much-needed rain. With the rain came a gentle, cool breeze that brought relief and comfort to our household. The other day, as I … (read more)

A New Creation

July 31, 2012

Approximately two years ago, our church building was sold to a funeral company. Due to declining membership, the few members who were left in our congregation found it difficult to keep up with the bills. We had no other option … (read more)

Celebration Of A Life

July 14, 2012

"In Loving Memory of …" was printed on the inside of the pamphlets, along with pictures of the deceased, as well as the month, day, and year that they were born and the month, day, and year that they passed … (read more)

Not A Number

June 28, 2012

On April 14, 1912, the RMS Titanic collided with an iceberg, killing 1,517 passengers and crew members. It was a horrific tragedy, as many lost their lives. It was said that some tombstones had a number inscribed instead of a … (read more)

Slave To Spoken Words

June 14, 2012

"I am the master of my unspoken words, and a slave to those that should have remained unspoken." This unknown writer must have felt exactly the same way as I did: guilty. Have you ever said something that you were … (read more)

The Flash Of Light

May 25, 2012

I was lying on my bed, listening for the familiar sounds that come before someone falls asleep. I could hear my parents talking, and I was wishing that they would go to sleep already. My room, located off the kitchen … (read more)

My Cup Overflows… With Stuff

May 10, 2012

I am the type of person who can't say "No." If somebody is sick or something else comes up and the person can't fulfill their volunteer position at our church, it is my name that comes to mind. If a … (read more)

Angry Words

April 26, 2012

I could feel the anger rising within me. I was trying very hard to keep my mouth closed, to stop spewing out those angry, constrained words that were slowly rising from the pit of my stomach, trying desperately to escape … (read more)

A Desert Journey

March 24, 2012

Not too long ago, our church building was sold to a funeral company. Our church membership was slowly being reduced for various reasons, and the building was becoming a burden to the few members who were left. We had no … (read more)

As Good As It Gets

March 7, 2012

I recently enjoyed a movie entitled "As Good As It Gets". The movie is about an abrasive, obsessive-compulsive author (played by Jack Nicholson) who gets a new lease on life when he falls for a waitress (played by Helen Hunt). … (read more)

Snow Squalls

February 10, 2012

It was a bright, sunny day as I drove into town. As the day progressed, the brightness slowly started to fade, and clouds started rolling in. The sun vanished and was replaced by heavy snowfall and developing winds. All of … (read more)

The Roller-Coaster Ride

January 4, 2012

With the brand new beginning of another year underway, I wonder what 2012 will bring. I can't believe how quickly the years have passed; the older I get, the faster the time seems to fly by. Last year, my life … (read more)

A Sci-Fi Tale

September 20, 2011

I love science fiction. I enjoy reading someone's sometimes-unbelievable concept of a futuristic society. I remember watching episodes of "Star Trek" and "Lost in Space" in the late 1960s and 1970s. Captain James T. Kirk, the commander of the Starship … (read more)

Words Of Comfort

August 3, 2011

Not too long ago, I wrote about my husband having a mini-stroke during surgery on his carotid artery. I was overwhelmed at the e-mail responses I received. To see such tremendous support from writers and readers alike brought a thankful … (read more)

Mind Games

July 6, 2011

Near the beginning of June, my husband had surgery on his carotid artery. It was at that time that he suffered a mini-stroke. I knew that there was something wrong because it was a long time before he came out … (read more)

Crown Of Thorns

June 25, 2011

In my living room sits a plant that is called "The Crown of Thorns", also known as "The Christ Plant". It is a member of the Poinsettia family. It is said that the crown of thorns worn by Christ at … (read more)

The Celestial Butterfly

June 6, 2011

We live a few kilometres outside a small town. There are no street lights or tall buildings to obstruct our view of the night sky. On a beautiful clear night, millions of stars lit up the sky, and my eye … (read more)

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