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Fill My Cup

February 13, 2008

I went to church on Sunday morning to get my cup filled. The music was inspiring, the fellowship was rich, and the sermon was powerful! Our pastor is beginning a sermon series entitled "Our Walk to Jerusalem". I'm excited about … (read more)

Every Person Has A Job To Do

January 13, 2008

I saw Paul's words to the church at Ephesus literally demonstrated in real twenty-first century life today, with full colour and complete sound. It seems to me that our Scripture, roughly paraphrased, says, "God ain't created nobody to do nothing! … (read more)

Go And Make Disciples

November 18, 2007

Each Sunday morning, our pastor invites all the children to come to the front of the church for the children's time. There, they have a brief lesson on some biblical story, and the pastor leads the children as they pray … (read more)

A Big Lesson Relearned From A Little Voice

November 5, 2007

The telephone rang, and when I answered, the little voice said, "Grand da da, I just wanted to let you know that me, mamma, brother, and Casey [the dog] are going for a walk. If you get scared, you can … (read more)

Being A Good Samaritan

October 29, 2007

In simple terms, the directions from my doctor, on a single sheet, said, "Do not eat any solid food today, and do not drink anything after midnight." That got my attention! Who does he think that he is? I am … (read more)

Fill My Cup, Lord

October 6, 2007

I asked the Lord to make Saturday a blessed day. I wanted a day in which I could be a blessing to someone along life's way and find joy in the process. My little "buggy" came to a halt at … (read more)

Train Up A Child

September 6, 2007

He was barely seven when he arrived one recent morning at the building site (a project of our church to build a home for a needy family). He had his little tool box in hand, a bottle of water, a … (read more)

On Loving Children

July 26, 2007

We live in a world where children are too often left alone and are so much in need of parental love that it's hard to believe, unless you carefully take stock of our times. A casual observance of the daily … (read more)

Go Make Disciples

March 19, 2006

Each Sunday morning, our pastor invites all the children to come to the front of the church for the pastor's time. There they have a brief lesson on some biblical story, and the pastor leads the children as they pray … (read more)

Grace That Overcomes Anger

October 5, 2005

I was driving down the Interstate and had an arterial venial malformation — a leak in my brain — and as a result, within fifteen seconds, I was totally unconscious. The end result was two brain surgeries and six years … (read more)

Just A Servant

March 28, 2004

I walked into a large home supply store, and there he stood, seventy-three years old, holding a smoke alarm in his hand. Four months ago, no one expected him to live through a reaction to the anaesthetic that was used … (read more)

But I Found God

March 7, 2004

Our three-year-old granddaughter was sent, by her mother, to get some of her storytime books to be read at "nap time". She dragged herself off, not very interested in nap time, and was gone an abnormally long time. When she … (read more)

God Is Not Finished With Me

January 18, 2004

In 1994, I had brain surgery to remove an arterial venial malformation (AVM) that doctors told me had probably been there since birth. The surgery caused me to have many of the symptoms of a massive stroke, including loss of … (read more)

A Clean Slate

January 1, 2004

Traditionally, January 1st has been a time of new beginning for us. We look back at the old year, and we look forward down a road yet untravelled. There is a piece of slate in my possession that my grandfather … (read more)

Whiter Than Snow, Lord

December 9, 2003

Our children have invited us to visit Minnesota with them this winter. We can't wait to go. If it were possible, I would buy a few extra pairs of eyes to help me take in all the beauty that I'm … (read more)

When Your Back Is Against The Wall

November 12, 2003

Our son spent six years earning a master's degree in architecture from one of the very excellent schools in the USA. It was a real struggle for him, partly because he came from a small high school, and lacked the … (read more)

Marvellous Guidance System

October 27, 2003

Back in August, I wrote a devotional about a pair of beautiful Canada Geese that stayed all winter here in southern Georgia, in the south-eastern USA. Some of my Canadian readers responded by saying that they also had seen Canada … (read more)

A Personal Touch

October 23, 2003

Yesterday was a fun day. I visited a number of people who needed a friendly smile and a kind word. My first visit was an hour spent with my ninety-six-year-old mama in a nursing home, where she is totally alert, … (read more)

God In Goslings

August 16, 2003

We are blessed in our retirement years to wake up in the early morning and look out across a lovely yard, and gaze upon a small lake, glistening in the rising sunshine. No, it isn't Canada, but South Georgia. Nevertheless, … (read more)

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