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"Here Comes The Sun" – 1 John 1:5-10

November 3, 1999

"Here comes the sun, and I say, it's all right…." – George Harrison "Here Comes the Sun" is one of the few major hits George Harrison contributed to the Beatles, but the song showed what a marvellous songwriter he is. … (read more)

Another Chance

April 24, 2017

I have two old dogs. One is over sixteen. The other, though not quite as old, is severely affected with arthritis. Not long ago, the eldest took a bad fall and was unable to get up. Even with help, she could not stand, much less walk. The …( read more )

The Undo Button

January 3, 2017

What a glorious day it was when I discovered the undo button on my computer! "Undo" is a command in many computer programs that allows us to undo almost anything that we have done. With a click on the button, I can undo my last action or …( read more )

Healthy Life Verse

August 28, 2016

Do you have a favourite Bible verse? I would not be surprised if you do. Let me share with you one of my best-loved verses. It is found in the writings of one of my favourite apostles. Whether it is the fourth gospel, or his epistles …( read more )

Daily Blessings

May 22, 2016

As I go through each day and get to an advanced age, I tend to be more mindful of the blessings that God bestows on each of us. He has sent showers of blessings to us over the years, just as He has promised. One of those blessings is the …( read more )

Plethora Of Light

December 3, 2015

The pace of activity has picked up tremendously at Arcadia Gardens. It all started with the daily hammering of wooden spikes in the courtyard. These preparations begin annually in October, as the property is transformed into formations …( read more )

"Precious" Memories

July 30, 2015

In 2000, I wrote a devotional about our daughter's dog, Precious. When we had to have her put to sleep due to old age and a fall, it was a really difficult day for all of us. She had survived with skin cancer for over five years and had …( read more )

Gone Forever

April 14, 2015

I recently bought a tablet computer. I use it mainly for reading, as it is becoming increasingly difficult for me to hold a book. I also use it for my email, and I have a Bible app that I really like because I can check different versions …( read more )

Benefits

February 25, 2015

Is life getting you down? Are you feeling like Atlas, carrying the world on your shoulders? Sad, blue, depressed, restless? I know that I have felt like that, and often, I don't know what brought it on. Then, when I come to my senses and …( read more )

Preparing A Home

December 7, 2014

It was Saturday morning. Saturday was the day I did everything related to home that didn't get done during the work week. That Saturday, I had an afternoon event, so everything had to get done that morning. A trip to the pharmacy to get …( read more )

His Story

October 30, 2014

When I retired, I made a list of all the things which I could do that would make me still feel useful. Looking back, I have accomplished many of them. The studies that I have been leading and the devotionals that I have been writing are …( read more )

Staying Connected

October 17, 2014

At least thirty years ago, a group of seven of us were finishing a two-year course in becoming Bible teachers. Our assignment that week seemed overly simple: Pick out a chapter or a portion of one, and prepare to read it aloud at the next …( read more )

River Of Pleasure

October 30, 2013

In the midst of mundane happenings and basic, routine, everyday tasks, some days turn out to be extraordinary. So it was when I walked to a nearby store and the only thing occupying my mind was the item that I needed from that particular …( read more )

Into The Sunshine

September 25, 2013

As the sun shines on God's creation, we are reminded of its beauty. The green tree leaves shimmering in the light and gently fluttering in the soft breezes are beautiful. Gazing on such a sight can lift our mood and bring us pleasure. But …( read more )

Bridges

September 19, 2013

At 84, I think of childhood days, and some events come vividly to mind. There came a time when my parents bought a building lot from a farmer just on the other side of the river where we lived. The foundation for our new home was made of …( read more )

The New Life

September 5, 2013

A number of years ago, I purchased three young adult dachshunds: Dinah, Molly, and Casey. None of these dogs had ever been house dogs. They had always resided in a kennel. Thus, between housetraining, teaching manners, socialization …( read more )

The Backpack

July 17, 2013

I've noticed in recent years that many kids are carrying backpacks to school, which look like they are a real burden to them. Some of them look like the Hunchback of Notre Dame, as they trudge along the street. Interestingly enough, …( read more )

Praise: Openly Profess His Name

May 27, 2013

In homogenized milk, the fat-rich cream molecules are dispersed throughout the skim milk so that the liquid is all the same. Knowing God's wide, deep, high, and long love, made available to me by Jesus, is the rich cream of my life. God …( read more )

Stuffing Our Stuff

February 6, 2013

I was amazed the first time I saw it. I imagined I never would, but I did. My brother and I had recently started backcountry camping. Our first trip found us with cheap sleeping bags that delivered only shivers. So we visited a reputable …( read more )

If

August 24, 2012

These words were in a television advertisement: "Many are picked, but few are chosen." The ad showed huge piles of coffee beans and a man rejecting batch after batch of the beans and saying, "If they are not ripe enough … (read more)

Second Chances

April 11, 2012

As a child, I got myself into all kinds of mischief, and each time my parents disciplined me, they also gave me a second chance to learn from my mistakes. I do not think that they kept a record of … (read more)

The Yellow Stain

February 15, 2012

In my refrigerator on the lower shelf, there was a large, yellow stain which I could not remove. The refrigerator was like this when we moved into our condo, and the warranty on it was outdated. The stain displeased me. … (read more)

Let Every Heart

December 11, 2011

When I try to imagine what the shepherds witnessed, the best description I can muster seems totally inadequate: an awe-inspiring light show, an angelic proclamation, and a chorus of the army of heaven praising God and invoking His peace. What … (read more)

Scenes Of Wonder

December 4, 2011

This will be the sixth year that our church has presented "Scenes of Wonder" — a display of over two hundred cr

Put The Garbage Out

October 18, 2011

Perhaps H. was thinking that there was lots more room in the bin, so it can wait. At times, anger would lift its ugly head in the conversation. How many of us have had a similar conversation before the garbage … (read more)

Light And Darkness

August 29, 2011

I suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder — SAD. I am a different person on a sunny day than I am on a dull dreary day. I never cease to be amazed at how I can change so quickly on a … (read more)

Antibacterial Soap

July 25, 2011

There are so many antibacterial soap scents. These are some of my favourites: – warm vanilla sugar – black raspberry vanilla – winter candy apple – cucumber melon Antibacterial soaps claim to leave hands lightly scented and gently cleansed while … (read more)

Moving From A To B

July 13, 2011

Our sons are getting older now and seem to require more space. Their latest takeover was a move from the office that they were using upstairs to a total occupation of the basement. During this move downstairs, I was amazed … (read more)

Pardoned

June 26, 2011

This past winter, I went to a long-term care facility to feed an elderly lady five or six times a week. The family that usually goes to feed her twice a day went on vacation for two months. This long-term … (read more)

Restoration

February 10, 2011

One summer, I decided that I would read through the book of Romans. I'm a detailed, orderly, organized person, so I thought that if I could read two chapters a day, that would take eight days to complete. That would … (read more)

Belief, Faith, And Trust

January 19, 2011

I have always felt that the terms "belief" and "faith" were vague. I remember as a child kneeling by my bedside confessing some sin that I had committed, perhaps a lie, and asking God to forgive me. Somehow, I had … (read more)

The Artist's Scalpel

April 21, 2010

Several years ago, my husband and I were strolling along the shores of nearby Harrison Lake, admiring the wares of the vendors who had set up temporary shop on the sand. One artist and his work caught my attention, and … (read more)

Light

March 10, 2010

One night, during an electricity cut, I became absolutely captivated as I looked directly into my torchlight. Minute effervescent fountain sprays of light appeared to shoot up and outward from the centre light in the pitch darkness. Over the years, … (read more)

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