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When Is Evil Good And Good Evil?

October 18, 2016

Lately, I have been disturbed time and time again by phone calls and e-mails that are in the category of an unnecessary nuisance. The caller offers a service, like cleaning ducts. (I live on the seventh floor, which should say it all.) …( read more )

Who Is Our Enemy?

September 7, 2016

Due to dysfunction, disrespect, and violent behaviour, the police had to be called to remove a young adult family member from our home. Although the problem has existed for several years, it has recently escalated to the point where …( read more )

The Second Christmas

December 19, 2015

As the dogs and I watched the horizon, patiently waiting for the sun to rise sufficiently for us to go for our walk, I silently counted the days until December 21st, the shortest day of the year, signifying that on the morrow the darkness …( 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 )

War Of The Two Worlds

March 11, 2015

As I was perusing an article in my monthly health magazine, I was astonished to read that 500 to 1000 species of bacteria inhabit our intestines, and that equates to roughly 100 trillion micro-organisms, all prepared to defend our bodies …( read more )

Obedience

February 6, 2015

Jesus taught that obedience and answered prayer are related: Obedience is a word that is known to everyone, whether they are Christian or not. It is a word that we learn from an early age. Parents teach obedience to their small children; …( 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 )

The Job

September 29, 2014

I have been delivering the news for a long time now. For the last five and a half years, I have compiled, edited, and published The Whisper, our local town paper. But it all began with my first job at the age of twelve. My brother and …( read more )

Praying Against Evil Spirits

November 21, 2013

A few years ago, I was employed by the Salvation Army as a bail supervisor. My work entailed receiving, by court order, individuals who required weekly appointments at our office, and reminding the bail clients of their conditions of …( read more )

Standing Firm

September 26, 2013

The sound of the rain began as a welcome, gentle trickle, bouncing off the maroon-coloured leaves of the bushes just outside of our porch. I sat protected from the rain, and watched as the rain rapidly grew into a ferocious downpour, …( read more )

You Are What You Think

September 4, 2013

Some chuckled, while others appeared confused. "Stinking thinking leads to nasty actions." I said it in a ninth-grade Bible class when the subject came up while studying the believer's armour — particularly the helmet of salvation. And it …( read more )

The Armour Of God

May 8, 2013

Many years ago, I saw a war film, Full Metal Jacket, about a group of infantrymen during the Vietnam War. The scene I remember most vividly, which has stuck with me over the years, opened with the men returning to base camp from leave. …( read more )

The Four Ws

May 6, 2013

It is sad to say, but many times, I have found myself questioning our Lord. Usually this occurs during times when I feel like I can no longer go on with a problem, or I don't understand the struggles or heavy burdens someone else is …( read more )

Sticks And Stones

May 4, 2013

The robins proclaim both their own and spring's arrival through song, ending the winter's silence with their robust and distinctive singing: a cheery, rolling trill. It was a robin's loud, persistent, and forceful chirp that caught my ear …( read more )

A Hundred Years Old! Really?

April 8, 2013

One doesn't think of old age until we reach 80 or 90; then it hits us. We are getting old. I am old! But can anyone really say that and still have great expectations? Is there any indication in the Bible that the Lord has plans for our old …( read more )

A Lick And A Promise

March 9, 2012

When we replaced the shingles on our roof several years ago, we were dismayed to discover that the new batch was defective. Day by day, we watched as bits of coloured grit rolled off the roof and into our eavestroughs. … (read more)

The Complaint Prayer: Breathing With God

November 28, 2011

Prayer is one of the most remarkable privileges of the indwelling Spirit. Through prayer, we breathe with the breath of God's Spirit. We exhale impure air — such as our complaints, our honest confessions, and our disturbing thoughts. In prayer, … (read more)

A Mighty Trojan Horse

May 15, 2011

The Trojan horse may seem like odd imagery for God's calling. I see it as helpful. Let me explain it first. In Greek mythology, a hollow wooden horse filled with Greek soldiers was left at the gates of Troy. The … (read more)

Be Strong

April 14, 2011

I have a cat that lives in my house. Sassy is half Siamese, so she doesn't shed as much as those that don't have Siamese in them. I have noticed that when I take her to the veterinarian, take her … (read more)

God And Country

November 10, 2010

We will soon be honouring our veterans on November 11th. This is the day when we raise our hearts with pride in our country and have a feeling of elevated patriotism for the liberty and freedom we are blessed to … (read more)

Principalities (2)

August 22, 2010

During a past frightening experience, a young, panic-stricken woman unexpectedly walked into the home where our weekly Bible study group was in progress. She was hyperventilating and her hands were shaking. Suddenly, we found ourselves in the middle of a … (read more)

Principalities (1)

August 21, 2010

I remember my enthusiasm as a new Christian joining Bible studies at a quaint little church where I became a member. During one session, I was surprised when the minister confessed his prior disbelief in the existence of Satan during … (read more)

In The Name Of The Lord

July 2, 2010

As often as my name is called, used, or written, there is no godly power in it to overcome any dark besetting negatives or sickness in others or myself. Jesus warned His disciples, "without Me you can do nothing." (John … (read more)

Fervent Prayer

April 11, 2010

Through this and Scriptures like it, I frequently need to bring my personal prayer life to be examined by the Lord. Of all that I do pray for, what may I be leaving out? I've never heard that I'm doing … (read more)

God's Open Door

March 17, 2010

As a youngster, did you ever have fun with one of those old revolving doors? I did — with my brother. After entering an open section of the four-way revolving door, round and round we'd go until the weight of … (read more)

Spiritual Defences

January 7, 2010

A fascinating creature — the pangolin — lives in most parts of Africa. Its small head, thick body, long tapering tail, and four short legs give it the appearance of a miniature bridge. It is covered with large, overlapping brown … (read more)

Church Jewellery

September 30, 2009

A little girl came to my husband and questioned the chain he had around his neck. The chain bore a cross, which was tucked under his shirt. When he lifted the cross out into full view, she remarked, "Oh, you … (read more)

Jude

June 19, 2009

Mom was a Roman Catholic, so praying to the saints came naturally to her. She had her favourites like St. Monica and St. Theresa, but usually when she was praying for me, especially during my drinking sprees, she would pray … (read more)

Blessed

March 16, 2009

Recently, I have been busy with the duty of jury service. Leading up to the first day, a small boy was out and about in my brain, causing havoc, screaming, and sulking. I was full of the responsibility of the … (read more)

Hand-Me-Downs

September 3, 2008

Folks from my generation generally appreciate hand-me-downs, because we have spent most of our life in them. Being just a little younger than some relatives and a little thinner than others reaped us bags and bags of clothes that were … (read more)

Fibre Up

August 16, 2008

The news is out. Our food choices really affect our health and well-being. Apparently, fibre and anti-oxidant-rich whole grains are good for our health. Studies show that we can lower our personal risk of heart disease, stroke, colon cancer, and … (read more)

Dressed For Success

July 17, 2008

I used to fall for "fashion sense" advice in my younger years. "You must wear this. The new styles this year are two inches above the knee." "No one is wearing blue anymore. The new dress-for-success colour is grey. Your … (read more)

Fully Dressed

July 9, 2008

At a Bible study the other night, we were amazed at the spirit given to martyrs as we discussed Daniel chapter 3. We look at our own weakness, and we just know that we could never be so strong to … (read more)

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