Search Results for: "2 Timothy 1:"

From Generation To Generation

July 12, 2017

"Faith of our fathers, living still." – Frederick W. Faber For a number of years now, my wife and I have been driving to different churches where I lead in worship, and we've seen the changes of the seasons as they happen here in southern …( read more )

Are You Afraid Of Your Brother?

February 7, 2017

Have you ever been asked that poignant question? One day on my way home from elementary school, a girl asked me that. Not being one of the more popular kids in town, I immediately became defensive and replied, "Are you afraid of your …( read more )

Sweating-Blood Scared

November 24, 2016

He had proudly denied the existence of God and spewed nothing but hate for Him, but that was before he lay on his death bed. The movie, God's Not Dead, details the story of a battle between a college freshman and an atheist philosophy …( read more )

When Words Fail Us

November 17, 2015

During the last month, we have seen a number of events of terrible carnage in various places: Ankara, Turkey, October 12th – 97 killed, 250 injured; Sinai Peninsula, Egypt, October 31st – a Russian airliner allegedly brought down by …( read more )

A Goodly Heritage

March 31, 2014

There is nothing like moving house to show us that we have a lot of things that we don't really need — and perhaps never did. These were things that we could not live without, so we thought when we bought them, but as we downsize, we …( read more )

Serving With Sincerity

May 16, 2013

I was serving, but deep inside, my motives were tainted. Fresh out of college and pastoring my first church, I was eager to impress … someone … anyone. So began my journey for recognition. In addition to pastoring and teaching …( read more )

Giving That Hurts

May 2, 2013

Finances going south and a pressing question: should I keep giving to God, cut back, or cut it out entirely? I was always taught that we couldn't outgive God, but what about when giving means an unpaid bill, a missed meal, an empty gas …( read more )

Disciplined To Discipline

April 28, 2013

Dad was a master disciplinarian with a large repertoire of manoeuvres. Among them, his favourite: a haircut. I was a baldheaded child, and as I surpass mid-life, I am reliving my childhood. But there was a time when I could grow hair — …( read more )

Putting First Things First

April 18, 2013

Perhaps she wasn't my first case of puppy love, but she's the first I remember fawning over and daydreaming about. Dad was preaching at a small-town church in low-country South Carolina. I was approaching my teen years — not particularly …( read more )

I Forgive

April 9, 2013

"No! I don't want to forgive ______!" he seethed. Sure, he believed in forgiving, but not this person … never. In his book, The Christian Atheist, Craig Groeschel relates that he was bitter after learning that a family friend had …( read more )

Yellow Line

November 23, 2012

We are blessed to have a walking/biking trail around our lake. The path is paved and has a yellow line down the middle to help walkers and bikers be safe. As I was riding today, there were not many people around, so I took notice of the …( read more )

The Fire

June 27, 2012

Fire travels. It can leap from tree to tree above ground or travel underground by means of tree roots. This happened on a neighbour's property. They had completed a burn a week before, making sure that the site was thoroughly … (read more)

Facing Fear

January 31, 2012

Fear has a way of taking root in our lives and then remaining there and rearing its ugly head at times and places in our life. Do you know people who, when they go into a coffee shop or restaurant, … (read more)

A Grandmother's Gift

September 5, 2011

My grandmother passed away in September 2008. She was 95 years old and had an incredible life. She lived through both World Wars I and II, she had seven children, and when the youngest two were still at home, she … (read more)

It Was Then It Hit Me

October 4, 2009

We had a little visitor overnight and for the following day. I hadn't given much thought beforehand about my computer and the things that surround it: bookshelves, a printer, a huge stockpile of works that didn't make the cut, and … (read more)

Jump In

July 11, 2008

When I was a child, I took swimming lessons each summer. I would start in the beginners' class, because I was afraid to swim in deep water. Finally, in the third year, the instructor put me in the junior class. … (read more)

Victim? Or Victor!

November 9, 2007

We live in a world where fear seems to be the motivator! Terrorism, bomb threats, super bugs — the list goes on. We are bombarded with fears in the news, the Internet, and the newspapers. No wonder there are days … (read more)

What's Next, Papa?

September 17, 2007

Last summer, we were having a neighbourhood barbecue in our backyard. The weather was cool, and it started to rain. We had finished eating, but some of us wanted to visit some more. We decided to carry a few things … (read more)

Hope

August 13, 2007

I have changed jobs a few times over the years. In each case, there was some reason I chose to resign from that position. The older I get, the harder I find the interviews for a new job. And yet, … (read more)

Vacuum Cleaner

May 27, 2007

My wife prefers to iron and I prefer to vacuum: I believe it is a win-win situation. Once again on a Monday morning I vacuumed the carpets, in a world of my own. The previous week's outing of the machine … (read more)

Traffic

May 12, 2007

I was amazed one day as I was going for a walk. I saw a medium-sized dog wanting to cross the street. It was a very busy six-lane street, one of the busiest in our city. He stood and watched … (read more)

Do Not Be Afraid

April 22, 2007

Recently, fear was overwhelming me — fear of people's reactions; fear of rejection; fear of being hurt emotionally; fear of letting go of circumstances. Basically, it was all fear of the unknown. I started reading a devotional guide at the … (read more)

Making Use Of The Gift Of Time

August 10, 2006

Having just completed a course that took a lot of my time over the past two years, I found myself needing something important to do. I can spend only so much time looking out the window watching the birds industriously … (read more)

Love Letters

July 30, 2006

Some fifty years ago, I met a young man who would one day become my husband. He had just begun a new job and was sent out west for a short time, a time which to me seemed endless. There … (read more)

Grace

April 30, 2006

A few years ago, I had a falling-out with some people whom I loved and who had supported me through the years. There were many misunderstandings. Until recently, I had not seen most of these people for a very long … (read more)

Arrival Day

September 25, 2005

Recently, I was expecting an international student to arrive here in Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada. Before she came, she e-mailed me, so I would know what day to be at the airport, what time to be there, and the number … (read more)

Cane Spider

September 13, 2005

Living in the tropics, I've faced my share of creepy critters. I've encountered centipedes, mice, termites, and roaches galore (even flying ones). I don't like them, but I can deal with them. What I cannot tolerate are cane spiders. Cane … (read more)

The Big Oak

May 12, 2004

In downtown Thomasville, Georgia, there is a giant live oak tree, an American species of evergreen oak. It is 323 years old and 68 feet tall, and has a trunk circumference of 24 feet. Its limb spread is 162 feet, … (read more)

He Will Make It All Worthwhile

June 28, 2003

I had just hung up the phone from talking to friends of many years. These people became neighbours when we met in Florida after we first settled there for the winters, some eleven years ago. I had a little project … (read more)

Just One Wrong Stitch

February 21, 2003

When I decided to do some knitting the other day, I was out of practice, especially with any fancy stitches. The pattern that I chose seemed to be simple enough, but I was soon in trouble. Was I adding, dropping, … (read more)

No Longer Timid

July 2, 2002

When I was a teenager, I spent hours reading poetry. I particularly enjoyed modern poetry, the kind that does not rhyme. In secret, I also wrote poems and would share them with one or two special friends. I did not … (read more)

Flames

March 21, 2002

I came back from church on Sunday and passed by a parade of shops. My eye was caught by the flicker of a flame rising up the height of a second floor window. I stopped, called the fire brigade, and … (read more)

The Visitation

May 28, 2000

I have recently completed an eight-week pastoral visitation-training programme and have learned a great deal. I have always enjoyed talking and listening to people, as every person has a story to tell. We just need to take the time to … (read more)

Search again:

Switch to our mobile site