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Might God Replay His Videos?

May 21, 2017

We are amazed at all of the technology that has come into use in the past fifteen years, and we wonder what might be discovered, developed, and revealed within the next very few years. God created the cosmos with all of the possibilities …( read more )

All Things

May 15, 2017

The days of winter seem to hold the darkest hours of the year. Many people leave home for their workplaces in the dark and also return in the dark. In addition, winter mornings are in a deep-freeze. I also think of a large company of …( read more )

Lights In The Darkness

April 17, 2017

In our younger years, my wife and I lived with our two children for a number of years in a tiny, isolated, Canadian arctic settlement on the west coast of Hudson Bay. The settlement was accessible only by air on an airstrip that had been …( read more )

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 )

The Light Of Christ

November 10, 2016

It was approximately two years after our two denominational churches came together and worshipped as one congregation that our pastor/priest retired, and our new church was looking for another minister to take her place. After almost a …( read more )

When Is Evil Good And Good Evil?

October 18, 2016

Lately, I have been disturbed time and time again by phone calls and e-mails that are in the category of an unnecessary nuisance. The caller offers a service, like cleaning ducts. (I live on the seventh floor, which should say it all.) …( read more )

What Is Our Truth?

July 31, 2016

Recently, I attended a tent revival meeting, and the evangelist made a statement that really surprised me. To paraphrase, he said that he doesn't concern himself about the contentious issues between the church and the world. The Bible is …( read more )

The Cemetery

July 23, 2016

Every spring around Memorial Day, I arrive at the cemetery where my parents, brother, and husband are buried, to discover nearly obscured tombstones. Due to abundant rain and warmer temperatures, quack grass quickly sprouts from one tiny …( read more )

The Second Christmas

December 19, 2015

As the dogs and I watched the horizon, patiently waiting for the sun to rise sufficiently for us to go for our walk, I silently counted the days until December 21st, the shortest day of the year, signifying that on the morrow the darkness …( read more )

Plethora Of Light

December 3, 2015

The pace of activity has picked up tremendously at Arcadia Gardens. It all started with the daily hammering of wooden spikes in the courtyard. These preparations begin annually in October, as the property is transformed into formations …( read more )

The Light

November 23, 2015

It's that time of year again: winter — the time when I experience the effects of Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), which I wrote about in a previous devotional: Light And Darkness . This year, I am trying faithfully to use my light …( read more )

The Spirit Of Prophecy

October 14, 2015

Whenever my husband and I travel upstate to visit our son, we pass by a home that has a sign on the front lawn. In bold, red letters, it says, "Psychic Readings". Then underneath, it advertises, "$10 special". The sign always brings back …( read more )

Let Your Light Shine

August 19, 2015

When I was a young lad, we lived in a house without electricity. We had a variety of oil lamps in the house. There were some rather fancy ones in the living room, some plainer ones in the kitchen and bedrooms, and a couple of lanterns to …( read more )

The Uncompromising Light

March 7, 2015

In North America, we have what is called Daylight Saving Time, which merely means turning our clocks ahead one hour. This action is done on the second Sunday of March. In actuality, we don't get a minute more of daylight. What we do get …( read more )

Sonshine

February 7, 2015

It was one of those absolutely gorgeous winter days: bitterly cold, but with a brilliant sun shining out of a cloudless, powder blue sky that went up forever. It made me smile as I heard the hymn "Immortal, invisible, God only wise" by …( read more )

Shadows And Light

December 27, 2014

Because of our past year, we are perhaps anticipating a new year of shadows and darkness, but regardless, has not our Jesus brought us through to this moment in time? If we could see the future, would we require faith? If we were to see …( read more )

Barcodes Of Blessing

November 22, 2014

When we met on a sunny fall morning recently, my friend, Nina, offered me a wonderful idea as food for thought. Nina pointed out that because most of the leaves were off the trees that day, when roadside trees cast shadows on the country …( read more )

Real Freedom

July 4, 2014

The Fourth of July is celebrated in the United States to commemorate the Declaration of Independence, which was adopted by the Continental Congress on July 4, 1776. On July 4th, flags of red, white, and blue known as "Old Glory" or "the …( read more )

Coloured Icicles

November 17, 2013

I have a beautiful view of Penetanguishene Bay from my front living room window. At night, I can see the tall Catholic Church building that stands like a citadel across the bay. The lit houses that surround it make it look like a giant, …( read more )

The Light Of The World

November 6, 2013

With the book entitled Red Moon Rising, the authors, Pete Greig and Dave Roberts, make reference to a rising full moon known as a harvest moon, as seen by people in the northern hemisphere in the autumn. In their book, they recount the …( read more )

And Because We Prayed

October 17, 2013

It all started with a prayer. In the quiet of the night, he prayed, "Lord, please use me in some way to reach out to my new friends and neighbours." Little did he know that God had already begun to answer his prayer one and a half months …( read more )

No Condemnation In Christ

August 29, 2013

I had a problem. After a long time of wishing it would go away, I finally prayed about it. "Father, I carry an abiding sense of being not good enough, being wrong somehow, and not acceptable to You. I wait upon You, Lord, for an answer 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 )

Decisions, Decisions!

March 13, 2013

My desk lamp was not the best light for my purposes, yet I lived with it. Although the lamp was seemingly otherwise in good condition, I did not realize that I was being blinded by the silently harmful light. For years, I let it be my …( read more )

True Freedom

February 24, 2013

Have you ever wondered what true freedom really is? The dictionary defines it as the power to do what we want to do and to go where we want to go without being controlled; not being a slave or prisoner; not having or being affected by …( read more )

A Christmastime Tragedy

December 27, 2012

On December 14, 2012, the city of Newtown, Connecticut, USA, was shaken by the news of a gunman entering Sandy Hook Elementary School and killing 26 children and adults. Whenever such a tragedy occurs, it seems that we find ourselves …( read more )

Knits And Purls

December 10, 2012

Knitting has been one of my hobbies, and although I'm not an expert, knitted items for family and friends are especially found under the Christmas tree.

I keep an eye on the rows so that the pattern stays uniform in all the knits and …( read more )

When The Knot Gets Too Tight

November 8, 2012

The other day I tossed some clothes into the dryer. Soon, I heard some disturbing thumps coming from the laundry room. It sounded as if a shoe were in the dryer. I rushed to stop the dryer and discovered that the clothes had twisted …( read more )

Dark Night To Dock

July 1, 2012

When fireworks are displayed in our town on the Canada Day long weekend, they are set off from a barge across our lake, and we view them from our boat. On one recent occasion, my husband and the boys decided … (read more)

Shadows Of Our Lamp

June 2, 2012

It was towards the end of the day, and the children were at last in bed and asleep after a day of racing here and there, and swimming in the lake. The two dogs from two families, stretched out in … (read more)

Beyond The Clouds

May 27, 2012

It was late afternoon as I gazed out the car window and watched the changing scenery. An enormous, thick, grey cloud deck loomed over the countryside. My eyes travelled across its bleak underbelly, searching for its end, but found none. … (read more)

The Lighthouse

October 8, 2011

Recently, some friends and I spent several days on an island where we visited a lighthouse and enjoyed staying at a native lodge. The lighthouse was still maintained by a human being, which was different than so many modern lighthouses … (read more)

Free Indeed!

August 22, 2011

"We're emancipated; we're liberated; we're in control, don't worry." These confident utterances are arising from young adolescent girls trying to console worried adults, according to a Maclean's magazine article, "Outraged Moms, Trashy Daughters" (August 16, 2010). The article expresses a … (read more)

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