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Rainy Days And Toothache Pain

July 28, 2015

I can't believe the amount of rain that we have had in the last week. As I look out my window, the rain has left its mark. Tiny round circles are splattered against the pane, slightly obscuring my vision towards the lake. My mother is a …( read more )

Optimism And Pessimism

November 24, 2014

The day came to seek consultation for a lingering health issue that is not of the life-and-death category, but is nevertheless disabling and life-changing, causing limitations. Arthritis is well known to many who silently suffer in its …( read more )

The Problem

June 30, 2013

I had always wanted a horse, and our neighbour seemed to have just the right one for me. He was an old, retired pack horse, reliable, friendly, well-mannered, and very, very large. So large, in fact, that when I was in the saddle and he …( read more )

Lost

January 29, 2013

Fog! Thick, swirling, engulfing fog! And I was hopelessly lost. I had decided to take a shortcut home to save time, but now I had absolutely no idea where I was. My GPS was in a drawer somewhere in my house, and I no longer carried maps …( read more )

But We Had The Good News Daily First

December 28, 2012

A major announcement on February 2, 2011 from one of the news networks heralded the launch of the so-called first daily newspaper for iPads. I first read the announcement on a news page from yahoo.com; sadly, that story no longer appears …( read more )

Standing At The Ready

September 16, 2012

God gave very careful instructions to His people when they were about to leave Egypt, not only how to identify themselves as children of the living God by the blood of the lamb daubed over the door posts, but also … (read more)

Quietness And Confidence

October 1, 2011

When I lay abed this morning thinking, this particular Scripture came to mind. It has been a favourite of mine, but I haven't thought about it for a while. Anxiety has been a challenge in members of my family for … (read more)

"Behind You"

March 24, 2009

I am the baker in a busy little shop where there is one phrase which we all hear over and over again: "Behind you." When I am busy carrying loaded trays or straps of bread from the proofing room, I … (read more)

Preparing For The Paths Ahead

December 12, 2008

There is something really special and reassuring about being led by God along this path called life. No one has caught this feeling as well as Joseph Gilmore in the hymn "He Leadeth Me". It was written in 1862 on … (read more)

On The Trail

November 17, 2008

Our town is a mail stop on the Appalachian Trail. I have talked to some of the hikers on the trail. I have learned that every now and then, a tree will be marked to let them know that they … (read more)

The Divine Attributes Of GPS

May 21, 2008

I've never been in a car equipped with GPS (Global Positioning System), but it must be fascinating. Recently, I was travelling to a funeral in a remote part of East Tennessee, and I was worried about getting lost. I looked … (read more)

Vapour Trails

March 5, 2007

In early spring, the sun shines brightly in the sky at lower angles than it does in the summer. Although its warmth is not so easy to feel on the body as it is with the summer's sunshine, it is … (read more)

Where Strength Is Found

October 5, 2006

I called a medical clinic recently, hoping to refill a prescription for headache medication. The line to the physician's office was busy. I was asked to hold, and was left to listen to loud music while I waited. It was … (read more)

Wagons Away

July 18, 2005

While in a local farm supply store, I noticed a brightly painted wagon. Wagons and "dad-made" wooden scooters were an integral part of my childhood. Both could be used as a means of transport. We had a wagon with a … (read more)

The Cleansing Water of Affliction

August 17, 2002

My church has been facing, and continues to face, a few funerals this season. They are honourable deaths of saints who founded and built this congregation when my older brothers were baptized in the school around the corner from where … (read more)

Who Chooses The Music?

September 16, 2001

Although I am often in awe at the complete appropriateness in the pairing of hymns to the Daily devotionals, I am told that except for those few times when one may be requested, no particular thought or concerted effort goes … (read more)

Emotional Healing

January 7, 1999

During a time in my life when I was in a whirlwind of emotional pain and confusion, and wanting so much to do whatever it took to find release and direction, a friend came alongside me and kept pouring truth … (read more)

Wait

May 5, 1998

Desperately, helplessly, longingly, I cried: Quietly, patiently, lovingly God replied. I pled and I wept for a clue to my fate, And the Master so gently said, "Child, you must wait." "Wait? You say 'wait'," my indignant reply, "Lord, I … (read more)

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