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The Importance Of Prayer

August 30, 2016

A favourite hymn of mine is The day Thou gavest, Lord, is ended, and the fourth verse never fails to move me: The sun that bids us rest is waking Our brethren 'neath the western sky, And hour by hour fresh lips are making Thy wondrous …( read more )

A Valentine Devotional

February 14, 2016

I've been thinking of Valentine's Day and how the heart is a symbol of love. Our church has a breakfast on the first Monday of the month, and I usually try to have some kind of related treat if there is a special day in that month. And so, …( read more )

A Timely Christmas Carol – Part 2

December 23, 2015

Pastor Phillips Brooks was known as a great orator in his day. Ironically, though, after visiting the actual site of Jesus' birth, he was moved beyond words. For the first time in his life, he was speechless — unable to communicate the …( read more )

Playing Church

April 25, 2015

When I was five and my brother was four, we would play church together. We'd get all dressed up, just like the grownups did. I was the organist and played my best on the old pump organ. My brother was the preacher. He would stand on the …( read more )

Oh No! More Snow!

March 1, 2014

Looking out the window first thing this morning, I see that it is snowing again. I can almost hear the moans and groans of the commuters. Normally, I would be moaning and groaning right along with them at the thought of more shovelling. …( read more )

Memories

March 17, 2013

Of the many beautiful sayings in the Old Testament, this verse from Jeremiah is one of my all-time favourites. Sometimes, I find myself reliving the past and regretting the mistakes that I have made. My stupidity, selfishness, and …( read more )

Worth Repeating

July 2, 2012

I know that I've told this story before, but it bears repeating until we all get it! Several years after becoming a Christian, I still struggled with the after-effects of child abuse. Fear, rejection, and poor self-esteem remained a daily … (read more)

Hope Eternal

September 12, 2010

Our cocker spaniel, Candy, had gained so much weight, or so I thought — until I bathed her and realized that I could see all her ribs. Her belly, however, was huge. Later that week Candy underwent surgery at the … (read more)

A Choice To Rejoice

January 14, 2010

One of the expressions — quotations in my little treasure box, which I open at my daily devotion time — reads: "Life's pain is inevitable, but misery is optional." Yes, God never takes away the free choices we have each … (read more)

Remembering Or Forgetting

October 2, 2009

There are times in my life when I cannot remember what I went to get from downstairs, or where I put something, or even what I wanted to tell someone. I just plain forget. I don't choose to do so … (read more)

Bounty

August 2, 2009

One of my all-time favourite movies is Mutiny on the Bounty, starring Marlon Brando and Trevor Howard. My dad took me to it when it was first released in Britain. I was six years old at the time, and although … (read more)

No Hydro Required

September 14, 2008

We recently drove by some garage sales in our area. It seemed like everyone was selling garden lights — the ones that are connected together with cords that can be buried in the ground and plugged into an outlet. When … (read more)

Underlying

November 13, 2006

I have had a stiff arm for the past few months. It doesn't always hurt — only when I move it a certain way. I went to physiotherapy and it kept getting worse. I went to my doctor, and she … (read more)

Responding To Love

August 13, 2006

I visited Mary at the women's shelter several times, but she was still very passive and withdrawn. She rarely looked me in the eye and never appeared happy to see me. Many people had hurt and disappointed her, so it … (read more)

Tears In My Wallpaper

May 11, 2006

My granddaughter, Sierra, now six years old, came to visit her grandpa and grandma during the Christmas holidays. "Magga," (her name for Grandma) "would you come to the bathroom with me?" she asked me. "Of course, I will," I answered. … (read more)

Everlasting Love

April 21, 2005

Recently, I took a trip with my daughter and her two little ones. They aren't used to travelling long distances, and so became very restless on the way there. They slept most of the way home. I was sitting beside … (read more)

I Used To Know That God

March 30, 2005

Today I saw a presentation by a representative of the Gideons. He told about the miracles he sees all over the world when he does one simple thing: placing the Scriptures in the hands of ordinary people. Sometimes he only … (read more)

God Sees Our Tear Drop

November 22, 2004

Have you ever seen anyone be happy because they saw a teardrop? The arrival of a teardrop is part of the recovery story of a young man who had a mishap with a tree. Fifteen months after his accident, Darrick … (read more)

Singing Through The Pain

June 17, 2002

Have you ever wanted to bring comfort to someone you cared about, yet after listening to his or her situation, you were left with a feeling of helplessness? Recently that happened to me. The phone call was so upsetting. As … (read more)

Shredding My Life

April 6, 2002

Recently the Board of my church arranged to paint our manse. In order for this to happen, I had to clean out my office. If you had ever seen it, you would know what a job that was! When I … (read more)

Forgive Me, Lord

February 16, 2000

While standing by my kitchen sink one morning, God walked by. It was 8:00 a.m., and in just a few moments I would be heading out the door. Car pool! My baby, three other children and I were due to … (read more)

Stop Your Crying

November 21, 1998

It has been just a short time since my husband of 24 years initiated and successfully extracted a divorce from me, shattering my life and separating me from my two teenage sons. My youngest child, a multihandicapped daughter, has remained … (read more)

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