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By Your Side

September 14, 2017

My sister-in-law and family recently had my children for a sleepover so that we could clear up the caravan on our return from our holiday. Whilst I was glad to have the time to mothball the caravan, I missed my children. As a …( read more )

It's Not All About You!

January 16, 2017

"It's not all about you!" a grade three teacher proclaimed one day when a pupil raised his hand and told her to stop reading. He needed to go to the washroom, but didn't want to miss story time. He expected the entire class to accommodate …( read more )

Call On The Expert

October 20, 2016

Occasionally, my husband and I argue over a matter that neither of us knows enough about, like our current roofing issue. Wrestling over such matters is a silly waste of energy and a needless source of strain. These are times to simply …( read more )

Temptation

July 10, 2016

We have all heard of temptation, but have you ever heard of Temptations® cat treats? Recently, I sent away for two of their "Snacky Mice" treat holders as a promotional, one for my cat Sweetheart, and one for her friend. I filled up both …( read more )

The Relief

April 2, 2016

The other day when I was tramping through the brush to untangle one of the horses' stake lines, I found myself heaving such a sigh of pleasure and relief. Why? Because we don't have any type of snake in the far north. It's just too cold …( read more )

Spotlight On Blame

November 8, 2015

"It's that woman's fault!!" declared Adam. "'Tis not!" shouted Eve. "It's that serpent's fault!" "Mission accomplished," mused the serpent. You're familiar with this scenario in Genesis. Adam, to his horror, realizes that God is aware of …( read more )

The Talking Snake

September 22, 2015

A talking snake story? How can anyone believe that ancient myth about a snake who once talked to Eve, saying, "God knows that when you eat of [the fruit] your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil"? …( read more )

The Doubt

July 6, 2014

The seed of doubt that was planted in the mind of Eve by the serpent in the Book of Genesis still has the ability to rear its ugly head in our minds and hearts today. Just like sin, doubt can creep right in, in a way that we aren't even …( read more )

Ashes Of Repentance

March 5, 2014

For many years, I received the customary ashes for Lent without any thought to the biblical basis of this ancient practice. However, when the priest applied the ashes to my forehead in the form of a cross, I was faced with the unpleasant …( 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)

New And Improved?

May 28, 2010

As I opened the fridge one morning to get milk for my morning cup of tea, I noticed the following phrases on items in the fridge: Improved recipe New buttery taste New great taste Same look, new taste Improved taste … (read more)

The Agony Of Deceit

April 29, 2010

A number of years ago, my wife and I were attending a function in Maine, USA, just over the border from where we live. It was a beautiful Sunday afternoon. The fellowship with friends was wonderful. At one o'clock, they … (read more)

Blame Game

October 5, 2009

I call it the "blame game". Someone does something diabolically wicked and it's reported in the newspaper. The evidence is there, and enough witnesses come forward to make the conviction stand. Then we read about parents, relatives, and friends who, … (read more)

Form Of Godliness

August 1, 2009

Although I have not read the book, The Narcissism Epidemic: Living in the Age of Entitlement by Jean Twenge and Keith Campbell, I did read an excerpt from the volume which was circulating via the Internet. The article explains a … (read more)

Leaked Memos

February 10, 2007

In Al Gore's disturbing documentary, An Inconvenient Truth, he quotes two leaked memos. One states, "Reposition global warming as theory rather than fact." The other says, "Doubt is our product, since it is the best means of creating controversy in … (read more)

Seeking The Master

November 14, 2005

When our children were growing up, we purchased a horse called Luckie. Unlike many other things acquired during these years, she did not wear out. After the children were grown, gone away to college, and on to careers and homes … (read more)

Tasting Something I Haven't Had For A Long Time

July 16, 2005

Having been diagnosed with diabetes, I was placed on a diet to control the level of sugar and thus control my diabetic problem without medication. I strived to do this, with success. It seemed a simple thing to do, and, … (read more)

Stomping Snakes

April 3, 2004

Like most women, I do not like snakes. I run from their presence. I switch the channel if one shows up on television. I shudder at the very thought of being near one. In Mel Gibson's movie, "The Passion of … (read more)

Hide And Seek

March 8, 2002

Hide and seek was one of my favourite childhood games. I was pretty good at it, the hiding part that is. Sometimes I was too good, for while I hid scrunched in some miserable position, like a sardine pressed between … (read more)

God Calling

September 15, 2000

On the last weekend of June, I was in front of a ham radio set, listening to the babble of Morse code dots and dashes in my earphones. Each June, amateur radio operators in Canada and the United States stage … (read more)

PMS – Blessing Or Curse?

July 20, 2000

Women endure the experience of pre-menstrual syndrome (PMS) in the daily struggle with being female. It may be an irritation causing her to want to verbally kick someone through the nearest door, or the cravings for that chocolate ice cream … (read more)

Could You Do This, Please?

May 13, 2000

My son is five years old, and I have started to expect more of him. If I ask him to do things, I expect them to be done. For example, if he is in his room playing, he pulls out … (read more)

The Limit Of Love

February 26, 1997

How did the Serpent, the crafty one, get the human to even consider eating? First, it accosted Eve where she was vulnerable. It simply got Eve to consider questioning God. All it did was ask a subtle question. "Did God … (read more)

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