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Shine Jesus Shine

December 15, 2016

Many years ago, shortly after I came to Canada, I was sitting in a church when this lovely hymn was announced. Even though I had not heard it before, I found myself singing wholeheartedly with everyone else. I have never forgotten the …( read more )

Dark Zones Of The Bible

September 24, 2016

Recently, I started reading through the Old Testament. While wading through the dark details of intrigue, revenge, and cruelty, and the long catalogues of ancient names and repetitive information, I found myself praying, "Dear Lord! I …( read more )

Fireflies

July 1, 2013

Canada Day, July 1 last year, was a scorcher, and the temperature was still up, well into the evening. It wasn't quite dark yet, but the rhythmic booms signalled that backyard fireworks displays were already underway. I stood on the …( read more )

When Light Shines In The Darkness

September 17, 2011

When the prophet Isaiah spoke of a people walking in darkness, in Isaiah 9:2, he was speaking of the spiritual and moral condition of human hearts. In Scripture, "the heart" refers the centre and source of the whole inner life, … (read more)

Candle Of The Son

January 11, 2010

While walking through a dark passage of my life, a deeply stressful time with a lot of uncertainty, many years ago, God personally spoke to me through the words of today's verse in Psalm 18. These words filled my heart … (read more)

Looking! Hunting! Searching!

July 26, 2008

Looking! Hunting! Searching! How many times have we misplaced something and needed to find it? How frustrating it can be when we know we just saw it yesterday! And we need it tomorrow, or sooner! Where could it have gone? … (read more)

The Lily

July 4, 2001

A few days ago I went shopping for a lily for our front shrub bed. I purchased a splendid yellow hybrid lily. I am certain that, if this plant could talk, it would say, "I am so stately and tall … (read more)

Recycled Materials

December 18, 2000

As I walked into our church office, a small Christmas tree caught my eye. The women of our congregation had made it at their annual Christmas craft gathering. This one was special, however. They had used entirely recycled materials. The … (read more)

On Eagles' Wings

June 6, 2000

The last four years have been a time of great transition for me. I had two major surgeries, my dad died, my oldest daughter had a crisis in her marriage and a divorce, then she came home pregnant from an … (read more)

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