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The Fulfilment

February 14, 2017

A friend and I were having an email conversation not too long ago and found ourselves sharing about family members with whom we desire to have better and deeper relationships. Due to circumstances beyond the control of us and them, …( read more )

What A Name!

October 30, 2016

Nutricia — that's one name that I'll never forget! It was given to a baby girl. Her mother got it from a label on a tin can. She liked the name, so called her daughter by that name. Nutricia was a brand name for milk supplements. In …( read more )

More Than All We Ask Or Imagine

July 25, 2016

Cars lined blocks of curbsides as several hundred of us teachers converged at an inner-city school to sit as pupils and hear experts of our profession. I watched closely for a parking spot for my sky-blue Malibu as I drove slowly along a …( read more )

Take Courage

April 14, 2016

My Yorkshire Terrier, Sienna, who weighs five pounds four ounces, was the most fearful little creature I'd ever met when she first came to live with us as a puppy. No one could get near her, and she shook and trembled in every new …( read more )

The Palm Tree

November 7, 2015

For many years, I lived in the Coachella Valley, located in the Sonoran Colorado Desert of southeastern California, USA. Due to the warm, year-round climate, various varieties of palm trees grow in the valley. Most of the palms grow …( read more )

Praying For The Persecuted

November 1, 2015

Either today or next Sunday, many Christians around the globe will observe the International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church. This practice not only comforts those who are suffering, but it unites believers worldwide in taking a …( read more )

God Is Greater Than The Facts!

October 4, 2015

"The facts" have an uncanny way of stalling us. Discussion shuts down. The imagination becomes closed to possibilities outside of perceived parameters. "The facts" can rivet us to dull, predictable limits. "The facts" can sink us into a …( read more )

The Storm

September 30, 2015

The tree was a gift from my parents when we bought our first house 17 years ago. It was a mountain-ash that fit into their vehicle to be brought to us. The tree has grown substantially over the years to a present height of about 25 feet. …( read more )

Surfing Or Connecting?

August 12, 2015

Much of life is mere surfing: we skim from one surface to another. However, in the process, we miss many precious details. We surf the flowers, but miss their intricate beauty. We surf past neighbours, but never really know them. We surf …( read more )

The World Or Heaven?

December 28, 2014

For many years, I went down the path of setting worldly goals and making New Year's resolutions, some of which were short-lived and left me feeling defeated when I inevitably failed. There were goals that I reached, but these achievements …( read more )

Connecting With God Or Merely Surfing?

October 12, 2014

Internet habits have stirred many to think about our quality of connectedness. We see that we superficially surf, not only websites, but also people's lives. We don't get to know each other well. Such shallowness has become the norm. Many …( read more )

The Command

August 19, 2014

At the age of 65, I am simply amazed at the number of adults who still blame their parents for so many of their own issues. They harbour both real and imagined mistreatment they received at parental hands many years ago. Even though they …( read more )

One Of These Little Ones

August 3, 2014

With what glory and holy innocence Father blesses each one of His children! That includes you and me. Recently, I heard the pure, pealing bells of loving sanctification fill a busy barbershop, revealing and heralding our Lord's loving, …( read more )

The Roots

May 6, 2014

When we returned home from our southern holiday this winter, our two houseplants were totally bare of leaves, and we held some doubt as to whether they were still alive. One of the plants I have had for fourteen years and another like it …( read more )

Rituals

January 3, 2014

Exceeding abundantly? Above all that I ask? Beyond what I can even imagine? How can that be? These are questions I asked. Each year end, I used to take some time to reflect on the closing year, to take stock of accomplishments, review my …( read more )

Two Prayers

January 1, 2014

I wondered whether it would be just empty words if I wrote "Happy New Year" to PresbyCan Daily readers. Then I remembered the two prayers written by the apostle Paul to the Ephesians. I pray those prayers almost every morning for loved …( read more )

The God Moment

August 12, 2013

We all have them at some stage in our lives — situations that have the potential to test our faith. Many years ago when I was in elementary school, my parents and four siblings set out on our usual trip to the village to visit with …( read more )

God Means It

August 4, 2013

This is a very familiar passage of Scripture to most believers — so familiar, in fact, that we are in danger of totally misinterpreting it. What if God's purpose, at times, seems almost cruel in our eyes? That is when we must trust our …( read more )

Not Worthy?

June 28, 2013

Writing devotionals from real-life situations and how they pertain to biblical Scripture in order to inspire and help us to gain a deeper understanding of God's love for us has been a passion of mine for a few years now. It hasn't always …( read more )

The Dimensions Of God's Love

March 1, 2013

I don't think that I ever heard my dad preach. If I did, I was too young to remember. I was just a wee lad in the early 1930s. He had survived being wounded several times (including at Vimy Ridge) and shell-shocked in World War I, only to …( read more )

I Love You This Much!

April 7, 2012

"Daddy, how much do you love me?" I would ask when Daddy would be leaving for work. He would stretch his arms out as wide as a six-foot-six-inch man could stretch and say, "I love you this much!" Then I … (read more)

The Build-Up

January 22, 2012

I had been keeping my eye on the snow build-up on the henhouse and cottage roof for a few weeks. If it snows any more or we get a warm spell and then another freeze, I'm going to have to … (read more)

Finding Meaning In Christmas

December 27, 2011

Some of my close friends found it difficult to celebrate Christmas this year. Last year, I, too, found myself dreading the season. Normally, I really enjoy seeing the coloured lights, attending the various carol concerts, and tasting the mouth-watering treats … (read more)

Introducing God To The Next Generation

April 29, 2011

If God is real, how can I know? What is my purpose for existing? Our youth are asking questions like these, and we often feel ill-equipped to answer them. The Bible can guide us. In Scripture, human purpose is bound … (read more)

Praying And Fasting

January 28, 2011

Praying and fasting! This truth is Scriptural. It is taught in our churches. Books have been written about it. According to our verse for today, it is the only way to break some strongholds of the type that I wrote … (read more)

The Love Of God

January 26, 2011

A story is told about a father and his son who were minding their sheep in the highlands of Scotland one spring night. The young son tugged at his father's pant leg and asked, "Daddy, how big is God's love?" … (read more)

Faith Building

November 24, 2010

It was 1950. I had just graduated from high school. I eagerly headed out to Bible college to study God's Word. I was unaware, however, that I was about to commence my training with the development of a foundation of … (read more)

The Puzzle

January 10, 2010

When asked to give my testimony, I thought it was just to tell about my past, as a story. I was partially correct, but not entirely. As I sat back to write, the thought which came to me was that … (read more)

House Churches

May 28, 2009

A close friend of mine attended a house church in Zimbabwe in the late 1990s that catered mostly to white expatriates. He recounted how these grew to be more than places of worship — they were also a means of … (read more)

Under His Wings

April 27, 2009

We are constantly bombarded with news of disasters, destruction, and the erosion of human values. The world gives "fear" a name with the right to live amongst all of us everywhere we turn. But God's Word tells us we are … (read more)

The Magnifier

March 28, 2009

My new computer holds a magnifier, but I hadn't bothered figuring out how to use it. However, the Lord knew that I would need it someday. That day is now! I am struggling to see what I am doing. Writing … (read more)

Hearts Of Red And Pink

February 14, 2008

A recent conversation came around to how we celebrate Valentine's Day. I shared that we have two boys, and that to show our love to each other, we all take red and pink paper and cut it into heart shapes. … (read more)

God's Perfect Love

January 21, 2008

Last year, my youngest son asked me to look after for his lovebird for a short while. I readily accepted, as I wanted to care for her and thought we would be providing company for each other. However, I discovered … (read more)

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