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God's Selfie-Free Zone

January 5, 2017

Can you imagine anyone risking their life for the sake of a selfie (a self-portrait using one's cell phone)? It happens, and that's why "Selfie-Free Zone" signs are posted in various areas of the world. Some spots are especially appealing …( read more )

God's Invitation

August 24, 2016

In the churches that I have attended, I've always enjoyed serving in some capacity. I once attended a church where all the jobs seemed to have been taken. Whilst praying to be used somewhere, I realized that several times, I'd wondered …( read more )

Weeping And Gnashing Of Teeth

July 19, 2016

During the last few years, as I have lost a lot of weight, I have had trouble with my false teeth, putting up with their inability to do the job accurately without a good fit. They are too big! Not being able to eat meat and certain …( read more )

Check The Manual

June 14, 2016

During the early days of my working career, I was the project accountant on a big pipeline project. One day, I was talking to the instrumentation engineer, the person who designed the instruments which could remotely operate the various …( read more )

Kingdoms Of The World

March 1, 2016

My Thursday evening Bible group is studying the Book of Revelation. Recently, we discussed the incredible actions of the angelic being in chapter ten. While this messenger is identified as a "mighty angel", some believe that the amazing …( read more )

The Moment

January 9, 2016

My collie, Bonnie, is very strong-willed. Perhaps that is all part of what makes her a good livestock dog: she is independent and able to make good decisions when need be. One of the best decisions she makes, however, is to listen and …( read more )

The Look Of Love

January 7, 2016

When I began in ministry many years ago, I quickly realized that I didn't have enough love for all the people in my congregations. I cried out to God for His love. It was then that I experienced an overwhelming flood of loving care for the …( read more )

The Gate

August 4, 2015

After five years, I was finally able to expand my corral. It is now almost twice as large, and the horses and goats love it. With the expansion came a second gate, making access to the paddock so much easier. Frank, my gelding, however, …( read more )

Bible Thumper

September 16, 2014

"Bible thumper" is a term that derived from preachers thumping the Bible as they made a point while preaching. The catch phrase wasn't one of endearment but ridicule of those attempting to impose their beliefs on others. The slur was not …( read more )

Christianity For Dummies

August 24, 2013

There are a lot of For Dummies books available. We have a few of them around our house: – Guitar for DummiesDigital Photography for DummiesScrapbooking for DummiesGPS for DummiesPCs for Dummies I must say that …( read more )

Butterfly Stomach

July 10, 2013

"How do you do it?" my friend stammered. "How do you go out and talk to them? I hate it. I don't know their names, and I hate crowds." (So that's why she was hiding in the broom closet.) After I explained that the guests probably felt the …( read more )

Discoveries

March 8, 2013

Recently, I received an interesting e-mail in response to a post I had written in 2006 on ancestry.com. As you can imagine, I was very surprised and delighted finally to receive an answer after all this time! Even more amazing, this …( read more )

The Answer

February 21, 2013

One of the three-year-olds in a parent-tot drop-in that I run has been going through a very cute stage. Whenever she is asked something which either she doesn't have the answer for or else she would rather not give the answer to, she …( read more )

A Time Of Transition

October 22, 2012

It was a difficult time for me. I was 62 years old when I had major back surgery, which led me to an early retirement from a forty-year career in nursing. What was I going to do with myself? For … (read more)

Going Home

November 6, 2011

I have recently watched a few television shows about dying or death and what happens afterwards, ranging from the secular Dr. Oz to the spiritual 700 Club. We are all interested in it, even though we say that we don't … (read more)

No Passport Required

June 28, 2011

With the increasing threats to security all around the world, a passport has become a very important item to have. Most countries will deny entry by air, sea, or land, unless one has a valid passport. Since my passport was … (read more)

Let Jesus' Love Flow

June 20, 2011

Initially in my early church life, I'd be most uncomfortable when anyone preached on the above Scripture. I didn't believe that I could attain to Jesus' love for every Christian in and outside my church. No, not me! Oh, my, … (read more)

"Now" Faith

May 19, 2011

In 1996, I became so ill that eventually I had Red Cross homemaker service and used a wheelchair. Slow death was my future. In desperation, I asked people of the church to pray for me. My husband prayed. Today, at … (read more)

Passwords

April 15, 2011

These days, it seems that we need passwords to access so many things. Online shopping requires one. Our bank machines require one. In fact, so many things require passwords that keeping track of them all nearly drives me nuts. Passwords … (read more)

Who Do You Say I Am?

March 27, 2011

Throughout the Lenten season, some churches in my area present live dramatizations of Scripture, portraying the passion of Christ during Holy Week. Personally, I find these re-enactments of great inspiration in preparation for the celebration our Lord's resurrection. A modern-day … (read more)

Texting Shortcuts

October 20, 2010

Okay, so I have succumbed to using shortcuts when texting. Yes, I even miss the occasional comma or period in my texting. It has taken me a long time to use some of the shortcuts. BTW, by the way, I … (read more)

Change

May 21, 2010

Prince, my collie, loved playing with sticks. He was forever carrying one around in his mouth and was also forever trying to bring the stick inside through the dog door. No matter how many times he tried, however, he could … (read more)

The Difference

April 3, 2010

The young man had six silver balls pierced through his lower lip. Three studs were on each side of a semi-circle loop which joined them together. Another woman had a silver stud through her tongue and half a dozen gold … (read more)

The Gift

March 25, 2009

A number of years ago while attending a course, I was confronted with the assignment of writing out a testimony about my life as a Christian, and telling when I was saved. I began to write my testimony, but when … (read more)

The Great Santa Claus In The Sky

December 3, 2008

I was attempting to finish my poster on time for December when I thought of looking for something to illuminate the topic of "Christmas". I went to a source for clip art. Guess what! I found only one "Christmas" image … (read more)

Distracted

November 16, 2008

I had a very disconcerting moment recently. I left my home to pick up the current catalogues of a major retailer, and on leaving my car, I tucked my keys into my waistband and proceeded into the store. There, I … (read more)

Word Of God

December 17, 2007

Some people think that reading the Bible is what gets them into heaven. It doesn't. If that were the case, we could read the whole Bible once and be assured of our passage into God's everlasting presence beyond the pearly … (read more)

Leaving A Mark

May 24, 2007

My car needed to go in for some scheduled warranty work. I usually keep my car tidy, but after a winter of snow and cold, it needed a little more care to tidy it up. After taking the time to … (read more)

Plane Truth

June 17, 2006

When I was twelve years old, I ran away from home. I caused my parents a great deal of grief and dismay. When I returned in the wee small hours in the morning, I expected to be punished. Instead, my … (read more)

Lost In Translation

May 26, 2006

For six long years, I studied Hebrew at Glasgow University and became known for translating the Psalms into Glaswegian slang, or as my father used to call it, Scottish guttural. I enjoyed poring over the Scriptures, looking at the different … (read more)

Prayerful Gifts Of Love

December 2, 2005

This year as I planned my Christmas gift for my daughter and her children, I was reminded of the conversation I had with a lady several years ago. "Anna" knew her long battle with cancer was nearly over, and as … (read more)

Dad's Camera

April 19, 2005

My dad loved to take photographs in and around the city of Glasgow, where our family grew up in Scotland. Practically every Saturday morning, he would catch a bus to go downtown and walk around the city streets with his … (read more)

Jesus, The Way

August 4, 2002

Recently I completed an Alpha course where participants were given the opportunity to examine issues of faith in a safe and loving environment and in community with others. It was a wonderful experience, and what struck me most was that … (read more)

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