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The Light

November 23, 2016

I have discovered that early darkness has once again begun to descend upon us here in the Canadian north. This necessitates the use of more electricity, since I must turn the lights on as I go from room to room throughout the house. As I …( read more )

The Gaps

December 30, 2015

Peace and quiet reigned. The colourful Christmas lights framing the black of night through the windows reflected back upon themselves giving a 3D effect. It was then that I noticed that there were a few gaps in the lights. Some of the …( read more )

Friends And Brothers

September 12, 2015

My brother is five years my elder. Later in life, five years doesn't seem like much of an age difference, but when one is young, it's quite a difference. When I was young and going through the changes and growing that take place in a young …( read more )

From The Vine Came The Grape

August 1, 2015

A tradition my Italian grandfather brought from the old country was winemaking. Besides the delicious table fruit from his grape vines once native to the hillsides of southeastern Italy, every year he would harvest and press the grapes to …( read more )

The Price Is Right

June 17, 2015

Some days when I am busy baking, I switch on the television to keep me company. One of the shows that I view from time to time is The Price is Right. In fact, I remember watching it with my grandmother when I was a youngster. It seemed …( read more )

God's Reset Button

January 10, 2015

A reset button is a useful feature whenever things go berserk — like when our television screen goes jiggly or our computer freezes up. A simple push of the reset button or a click on the restart icon sets things back in order. It's …( read more )

Breath Of God

October 4, 2014

It was in the late 1940s. My father was the pastor of a small Armenian Brethren congregation in Detroit, Michigan, USA. As my father arose from his chair to start his sermon by the reading of Scripture, he opened his Bible and in Armenian …( read more )

A Lenten Journey To God's Treasure

April 15, 2014

Imagine your neighbour popping over every morning to beg for a scrap of bread. Meanwhile, you know that she has a stash of food supplies in her basement, because you donated it to her. In fact, you've given her a generous supply of …( read more )

The Catch Me! Game

May 12, 2013

When my youngest daughter was approximately two and a half years old, she would climb to the top of the stairs and yell, "Catch me, daddy!" and jump, having the faith and the assurance that indeed her daddy would catch her. Now that my …( 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 Hunt

April 10, 2012

Remember how much fun it was to hunt for those brightly coloured Easter eggs when we were kids? I do. And every Easter, I still marvel at the beautiful colours and designs that transform the lowly egg into something spectacular. … (read more)

Scarecrow In A Melon Patch

October 31, 2009

As a young girl, before receiving Christ as my personal Saviour, I visited several fortune tellers, experimented with Ouija boards, and dabbled in witchcraft. I even attended one s

His Majesty's Witness

April 15, 2009

Like many teenagers back in the seventies, I enjoyed seeing the musical Jesus Christ Superstar. Later, however, I heard that many Christians considered the film to be offensive. One reason for this criticism was the omission of the resurrection of … (read more)

Flour Power

December 2, 2008

Years ago, when my children were growing up, I learned that there is real power in homemade baked goods. The way a glass of milk and a couple of homemade cookies revived my children and their friends after a challenging … (read more)

Just Stories

July 22, 2008

I love making up stories, especially for the children of our church on Sunday mornings. I started telling stories for my brothers late at night when we were kids. Three of us shared the same bedroom, and each of us … (read more)

The Morning Star

December 9, 2007

Winter mornings are so dark here in this northern country; I long for summer sunrises to colour my mornings with light. As I draw the curtains, my spirit bids me look up, and there are some twinkling stars, reminding me … (read more)

Knowledge

October 24, 2007

When I first became a Christian over thirty years ago, all I thought that I had to do was believe in Jesus for the rest of my life. I was quite content to be saved, and for the first time … (read more)

Need

October 12, 2007

I've almost completed reading John Bunyan's Pilgrim's Progress for the fifth time. I love the way Bunyan mixes the stories of Christian, the pilgrim, with verses and promises from the Bible. Page after page, the book overflows with words of … (read more)

Holy

August 8, 2007

"Holy, holy, holy" — the word softly repeated itself in my awakening mind — "Lord God Almighty". I could feel the weight of the flannel bedsheets on my body. "Early in the morning" — yes it was morning, again; I … (read more)

Choosing A Mentor

January 9, 2007

When I needed a mentor, a woman who would help me to be all that God desired for my life, I asked God for help, and then took honest inventory. I asked the Holy Spirit for help in my weaknesses. … (read more)

Borrowed Possessions

March 14, 2004

One of the greatest blessings in my life has been the birth of our three grandchildren. I will admit, however, that some of us who are blessed with grandchildren are guilty of a serious oversight: it is easy to be … (read more)

Invitation To Join

January 19, 2004

When I first moved to Thomasville as a young woman, I was extended an invitation to join the Junior Woman's Club. I was so excited. The invitation meant that my peers had accepted me as a social equal. I now … (read more)

Firm Footing

January 16, 2004

I have never been the athletic type who could control the physical body. In my senior yearbook, I was labelled "bookworm of the class". I considered this an honour, because this was where my interest lay. My favourite place in … (read more)

Decorating The Tree

December 10, 2002

Some people like to trudge through the forest in waist-deep snow to cut the perfect spruce tree. Others are content to pick a pine at the local market. Still others buy an artificial one of indescribable content and put it … (read more)

Send And Receive

January 27, 2001

Before we left our home in the north to reside in the south for a few months, we investigated a server for our e-mail. We sought one that could be used in the north as well as in the south, … (read more)

For Someone Else To See

March 7, 2000

A while ago I wrote a devotional about my love of the beauty and intricacy of feathers, my delight in sometimes finding them in my daily walk and bringing them home for my "collection", and my feeling of how special … (read more)

Prayer Warrior Powwows

April 28, 1999

I am thankful for the prayer ministry program in our church which was begun last spring. We're growing and learning and nurturing continuously! We're called Prayer Warriors and every now and then, we have powwows to inspire and encourage and … (read more)

Discipleship

January 5, 1999

Discipleship, to some degree, has become a buzzword within the church. Everyone seems to talk about it, but it rarely gets fully explained. If you were to ask what a disciple of Christ is, most people would agree that a … (read more)

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