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Coping With Renovations And Trusting God

November 20, 2017

Dust, dust, and more dust! This was on day one of an eight-day renovation project. I was surrounded by plaster dust, pieces of drywall that had been cut to fit the size of the ceiling, and bits of cardboard that had peeled from the …( read more )

Noisy Troubles

April 10, 2016

Bam! I was on my way home from an appointment with my income tax accountant when my Ford Focus announced that it needed attention: brrramble, rumble, grumble. It made noisy sounds like a Sherman tank might make as it clanked and rumbled …( read more )

God's Appointment

September 29, 2015

Never in my life have I had an immediate example of the truth of this Scripture — at least not until today. Recently, I was given a birthday gift called "The 30-Day Praise Challenge" by Becky Harling. I committed to this challenge and …( read more )

Ladybugs Are Free

June 16, 2015

After an extremely cold winter, I was happy to set free into the wild several ladybugs that had taken up residence in my home. A friend suggested that I get rid of them, but instead, I kept them in a plastic storage box and gave them food …( read more )

Just Ask

August 1, 2014

I have always believed this promise, simply because it is the Word of God. However, when it started becoming real in my life in a practical way, almost as a weekly occurrence, I was totally blown away. His promise moved from my head to my …( read more )

Those Secret Moments

July 27, 2014

Though I was young and inexperienced, I was appointed to be responsible for the evening talk. There would be a fairly large group. Oh, how I agonized over that presentation, praying that the subject would be appropriate for those in …( 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 )

Heat And Cold

April 20, 2009

Every winter, I have struggled with a cold home. I put up plastic to break the wind blowing across my front porch, and also over the inside of leaky windows. I bought heavy liners for my window curtains. I blocked … (read more)

Fear The Lord, For He Is God

October 1, 2006

One morning recently, I put on the radio to see if the world was still on its axis — though I knew it had to be, as I was still in place. I listened to a commentary about a Christian … (read more)

A Hundred Years

July 1, 2005

I've met a couple of people who lived to be more than a hundred years old. One of them was a lady whose family were west coast of Scotland fishermen. She lived with her 75-year-old daughter, who treated her mother … (read more)

A Bar Of Soap

January 26, 2005

I once served in a church where I had to rely totally upon God for everything I needed. I was much younger then; living a life of faith was exciting to me; and, since I was not married, I had … (read more)

Out Jumped A Giant

February 17, 2004

In my early Christian journey, I, like many other young Christians, looked to others to represent me before the throne of God in prayer, believing that mature prayer warriors had more power in prayer than my own stumbling prayers. Then … (read more)

What If God Had An Answering Machine?

October 1, 1998

Imagine praying and hearing this: Thank you for calling the Divine Service Department. Your call is important to us. In order to speed the processing of your enquiry, please select one of the following four options. If you do not … (read more)

What's In A Name?

March 3, 1998

As a new church on the western outskirts of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, one of the tasks for our group is to come up with a name for ourselves. In the passage from Isaiah, God promises to give a name … (read more)

Gezorninplat

September 30, 1997

Our God is awesome. Consider for a moment the infinite power of our Lord. To partly grasp the issue of the infinite, I am reminded of a Bob Newhart spot about the subject. I'm not sure if it was to … (read more)

People Of Prayer

April 20, 1997

Let's be blunt and honest to God before we begin talking about prayer. We have real trouble in this present age with prayer. I'm not certain if the problem stems from our belief or lack of belief in prayer or … (read more)

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