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God Don't Like Ugly

October 25, 2017

Hearing about ugly episodes is a normal part of any day. The early settlers in the Virginia Colony along the James River — in what would become the United States of America — had some ugly in them, even though they were responsible for …( read more )

Whiter Than Snow

March 7, 2016

Since we moved into town a couple of years ago, I am now, when the weather permits, able to walk in a populated area of the town. Late last summer, on my walks, I would see a number of residences where the yards were not well kept. Some …( read more )

Pressing On Toward the Goal

January 1, 2016

Another year has drawn to an end, and we anticipate a new year ahead of us — a brand new year — a time of new beginnings, new opportunities, a time to start over again. Whether or not we make any new year's resolutions, we can still …( read more )

We Are The Church

July 25, 2015

In our town of 8,500 people, we have eleven Christian church buildings: eight still active, one for sale, one already sold, and three without clergy. Obviously, in the past, our forebears felt the need to build all these churches in which …( read more )

Bought With A Price

January 27, 2015

Recently, my husband and I purchased a new living room set. The following day, we noticed that my cat Nikkie had a piece of paper stuck underneath his body. So I carefully removed it, along with some of his fur. The label read, "Under …( read more )

Your Life Is Not Your Own

October 20, 2014

When I started writing devotionals again last December, I went through emotional agony at the thought of my dysfunctional life hanging out there naked in cyberworld for all to see. I had felt led by God to write these devotionals. When I …( read more )

There Came A Man

February 26, 2013

There was a man sent from God whose name was Jim. God chose him to be a witness to Jesus Christ, the Son of God, so that all men who believed on the name of Christ might receive the gift of eternal life. When Jim came to Jesus, he made a …( read more )

Grand Theft

July 6, 2012

Sitting in a booth in a Shari's Restaurant the other day with a friend, I looked outside as someone's car alarm was blaring incessantly. I wondered what was taking the guy in the back seat so long to turn it … (read more)

Spring Is In The Air

April 15, 2012

I love spring! Where we live, we are surrounded by trees, and it is amazing to watch the leaves come out. Over the last few days, the trees have changed from bare to almost-filled with green leaves again. We are … (read more)

Forgiven?

June 1, 2010

Have you ever done something in your life that you regret now, and you wish that it had never happened and that you could start all over again? I know I have, and not only once, but a few times. … (read more)

The Long Road Of Change

September 6, 2009

My weight struggle is no secret. I am a member of Weight Watchers. I own all their books and gadgets. I even have a workout pal who nudges me into daily exercise. So then, you might well ask, "Brenda, are … (read more)

As God Wills

August 18, 2009

Not too long ago, I was speaking with an elderly person. This individual was telling me the story of an old gentleman in excellent health, who committed suicide. He left a note telling his friends and family that he was … (read more)

Gourmand Or Gourmet

July 29, 2009

A recovering alcoholic once told me that he ate a bunch of chocolate bars because he couldn't get his hands on a bottle of whiskey. Then, he said that he had to stop overeating because it gave him the same … (read more)

But Is It Beneficial?

May 2, 2009

I am struggling (for the first time in my life) with overweight. I console myself by saying that I am not obese, but if the truth be told, I am getting there! All my life, I was a skinny mini … (read more)

Salvaged Treasures

August 11, 2008

I can remember going with my dad as a child to the auto wreckers on a Saturday morning to locate a part to repair the car. We would wander up and down the rows in search of a car similar … (read more)

Discarded Wrappings

December 26, 2007

There is this recurring picture in my mind: I walk into a room to visit the parents of one of our children and see something I will never forget. It is a flashback to those years spent at Flora House … (read more)

Just Like That!

December 29, 2006

Recently, I had a kitchen disaster, when the frying pan I used burst into flames. I had put the pan on too high a flame, which caused the oil in the pan to overheat. When I put the wet vegetables … (read more)

Self-Control

July 10, 2004

"Feel my finger!" she cried. "It isn't wet. It doesn't have bumps on it. I have self control!" Our granddaughter had sucked that same digit every day since birth. All alone in her bedroom, she chose to discipline herself and … (read more)

Pigeons

April 24, 2004

Often, I go for a walk at lunchtime, allowing my brain to be refreshed from the melee of students and computers, and giving my eyes a rest from the screen. One day, the streets were dirty and slippery in places, … (read more)

Spring Cleaning

April 17, 2004

It's spring. (I think!) Once more, closet clutter rears its ugly head. This is my basic rule: the person who inherits from me will throw it out. Give away anything you haven't used in the past year. Toss out clothes … (read more)

Washed Away

July 12, 2001

One warm spring day, my children ventured outdoors with a bucket of sidewalk chalk in hand. The leaves had not yet sprouted on the trees, and the grass had just begun to turn green. We drew a number of brightly-coloured … (read more)

What Blessings?

January 12, 1997

When I feel low because of life situations, or the coffee cup is empty, or the grandchildren are such children, and the pension cheque doesn't stretch to meet all my wants… and when my memory recalls words like, Blessed are … (read more)

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