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DNA And God

September 3, 2017

Over the past few years, DNA testing has become very popular. As I went off to a genealogical conference this year, a couple of people at my church asked me to bring them home kits for testing their DNA. Many of us are aware of the hype …( read more )

A Valentine Devotional

February 14, 2016

I've been thinking of Valentine's Day and how the heart is a symbol of love. Our church has a breakfast on the first Monday of the month, and I usually try to have some kind of related treat if there is a special day in that month. And so, …( read more )

Marry Christmas

December 21, 2015

I received Christmas greetings from a friend today, and the e-mail subject line was "Marry Christmas". This struck me as funny: I don't really know anyone named Christmas, so who was I supposed to marry? I mentioned it to a friend, and she …( read more )

A Gift Of Rest

January 10, 2014

Inspiration comes at all hours of the day or night, from many different triggers. I went to bed and read a book which featured the verse on which this devotional thought is based. After finishing the book and turning out the light, I found …( read more )

Feeling "un-Christmas-y"

December 13, 2012

What is it about this Christmas season that makes me feel very "un-Christmas-y"? Perhaps it is the fact that family is not nearby, or the lack of snow on the ground, with rain coming down instead of snow. Or is it the health problems that …( read more )

Lost?

February 9, 2005

There I was, driving down Keele Street, nearly late for an appointment, but sure that I could find the cemetery to take that one remaining photograph before I went on. I was sure of the location; I had been there … (read more)

Lesson From A Rock Cut

October 8, 2004

Any who have driven north from Orillia, Ontario, Canada, on Highway 11 may remember that when the road was widened, there was a spectacular rock cut through which the new road wound. High on either side of the road, the … (read more)

Isn't God Good!

May 25, 2003

I took my car in for a lube and oil change, as it had reached the next stage on the little sticker that the service department had put on the car. It had been just over two months since it … (read more)

Thanks

October 6, 2001

Pray without ceasing … bear one another's burdens … Ask and it shall be given unto you … Today's verses from scripture are about prayer and helping others through prayer. When asked to take the devotional for a church breakfast … (read more)

Communications …

February 2, 2000

I recently received the following message in my e-mail inbox: E-MAIL FROM GOD Good morning: I am the Lord your God. Today I will be handling all of your problems. Please remember that I do not need your help. If … (read more)

Good Shepherd

January 23, 2000

It was baptismal Sunday in our church. Belonging to a traditional church where infant baptism is the practice, there were three children of varying stages of infancy brought to the Lord that day. Following the celebration of baptism, the parents … (read more)

Murder On The Front Lawn

October 5, 1999

I was there; I saw it happen: murder, on the front lawn! We were sitting in the car waiting for the play to start. In the middle of the lawn was a large blue spruce tree. Movement in the upper … (read more)

An Advent Sunday

December 13, 1998

We visited a church in Florida on Sunday morning; it was a busy, friendly church with about forty to fifty in attendance. The congregation was made up mainly of older folk, with a sprinkling of middle-aged ones, and about four … (read more)

The Bike Ride

July 14, 1998

At first I saw God as my observer, my judge, keeping track of things I did wrong, so as to know whether I merited heaven or hell when I die. He was out there, sort of like a president. I … (read more)

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