Search Results for: "Joel 2:"

Inspiration

March 26, 2010

Not too long ago, I wrote about receiving a telephone call from a person who encouraged me to start writing devotionals again and who asked where I got my inspiration. Afterwards, I found myself searching for a manila folder that … (read more)

Endurance

September 27, 2008

This summer, I have had the excitement both of moving house and of the safe arrival of a daughter. My wife Caroline gave birth to Zo

This Is Our Moment

March 3, 2008

Many of us have our favourite Bible, and it seems we can find our way more easily through its well-worn pages. Recently, I opened one of my Bibles which I do not use very often. I glanced at the kind … (read more)

Stuffed Wheel Wells

February 26, 2007

Winter is upon us as I write. Fierce winds, heavy snows, pathless streets. Here in Canada, we soldier on, driving where we have to go in spite of what we might encounter on the way. Some will not clean the … (read more)

Gentle Rains

August 3, 2005

For two days we received rain as an expression of God's grace. On many days during the hot summer, temperatures had skyrocketed to the century mark (on the Fahrenheit scale) in the middle of the country where I live. The … (read more)

The Spirit's Fire

June 24, 2001

Once the children left the sanctuary we approached the time of a solo called "Gentle Spirit", sung by a young woman of Irish descent with a very soft, gentle voice, accompanied on the piano by our choir director and organist. … (read more)

Lenten Discipline

March 16, 2001

Joel 2:12-13a – "Yet even now," says the Lord, "return to me with all your heart, with fasting, with weeping, and with mourning; rend your hearts and not your clothing." (NRSV) Lent … time of hungering for God for coming … (read more)

God Sends Abundant Showers

September 10, 2000

Over the period July 23, 2000, to August 20, 2000, I was away from my usual work station, taking a holiday. The place for my break was Kabale, my birthplace, in Uganda. As I arrived in this small town, I … (read more)

Murder On The Front Lawn

October 5, 1999

I was there; I saw it happen: murder, on the front lawn! We were sitting in the car waiting for the play to start. In the middle of the lawn was a large blue spruce tree. Movement in the upper … (read more)

I Have A Dream

September 7, 1996

Despite all the blatant commercialism of the centennial Olympic Games, few could be unmoved by the spectacular opening ceremony with its multi-media variations of "the power of a dream" theme. The audio/video clip of Martin Luther King's famous 1963 "I … (read more)

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