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A Saint's Legacy

August 2, 2017

Recently, I attended a beautiful memorial service for Pastor Tom, a Baptist pastor who had a ministry to marginalized people living with addictions or untreated mental illness, or in poverty, in the city of Victoria, British Columbia, …( read more )

O Canada!

July 1, 2017

For Canadians, July 1, 2017, is special: it is Canada's 150th anniversary! In December, I will have lived in this country for 50 years. I often return to my country of birth, England, but I love Canada. When I have visitors from England, …( read more )


March 23, 2017

Have you noticed while driving in the city or on the highway how some cars veer off to the right or left? It never comforts me when I see cars leaving their lane and crossing the line into oncoming traffic. Most of the time, the offending …( read more )

Every Journey Matters

September 14, 2016

I was recently on holiday in London, England, and as I was standing in Paddington Station, I noticed a poster for Transport for London, the city's transit service. Their slogan is "Every Journey Matters". Immediately, I was struck by the …( read more )

The Harvest

April 29, 2016

I awoke this morning from a vivid, song-filled dream. Off to the right in my peripheral vision, I saw a white-robed man loudly pounding a grand piano, accompanied by invisible stringed instruments and trumpets. Music filled the air while …( read more )

Time For What?

March 13, 2016

I may be retired, but as so many "retireds" know, it doesn't mean that we are idle. It means that we have more time to do things that we want to do, or at least, we can choose what we will do. That, at any rate, is the theory. The reality …( read more )

A Humble Start

December 26, 2015

Everything God does on earth has a purpose for humanity, so I have been intrigued by His purpose behind the manger scene and the obvious poverty of the animal stalls and the manger bed. We are so used to the nativity scene with the manger …( read more )


February 11, 2015

Most people in my Bible class at the Meaford Long Term Care Centre have worries. Some are unable to get around without help; others are having trouble remembering. There are those who worry about their families and, in some cases, their …( read more )


November 12, 2014

After a bombardment of emails, I took the time to unsubscribe from many sites that had at one time been useful but were now distracting me from relevant information. Not having received my PresbyCan Daily devotional for a period of …( read more )

Wild Chervil

April 11, 2013

Each April for the past three years, our household has received a picture postcard from the office of the Grey County Weed Inspector. The cards advised of an invasive plant called Wild Chervil that threatens forage crops. The postcards ask …( read more )

Which Book Do You Want Your Name In?

March 2, 2013

I recently watched a program on the television about a man who had been entered into the Guinness World Records for the longest flight of a paper airplane that he had made. He had spent a lifetime, since he was a young boy, not just …( read more )

The Four Cups

August 8, 2012

On an outing, my husband always manages to end up at a Christian bookstore, not that he is looking for something particular, but in browsing around, he never leaves the store empty-handed. On this particular day, I was the one … (read more)

Loving Yourself: What Does That Mean?

May 15, 2012

Loving yourself is a divine law! It is in the great commandment in Scripture. Yet for many of us, a love of self has become synonymous with ungodly selfish pursuits. In Scripture, there are far more references to godly self-love … (read more)


March 13, 2012

We have an upright vacuum cleaner for the downstairs carpets and kitchen, and one upstairs with a long hose and arm to get around the bathroom and bedrooms with all their nooks and crannies. Usually, the only time vacuum cleaners … (read more)

Who Is My Neighbour?

August 30, 2011

Recently, my husband and I travelled to Washington, D.C., U.S.A., to visit the Holocaust Memorial Museum. Although I have seen documentaries about the horrific events which took place in Nazi Germany over sixty years ago, they cannot compare to seeing … (read more)

The Good Samaritan

September 18, 2010

At the grocery store checkout counter, a homeless man with a long brown beard and long scraggly hair and wearing a torn corduroy suit was mumbling strangely in an agitated manner in front of me. Ahead of him was an … (read more)

Principalities (1)

August 21, 2010

I remember my enthusiasm as a new Christian joining Bible studies at a quaint little church where I became a member. During one session, I was surprised when the minister confessed his prior disbelief in the existence of Satan during … (read more)

Two By Two

July 25, 2010

On a recent camping trip, we found our site to be on the water's edge, a perfect place to watch the sunrise, to enjoy my coffee, and most importantly, to have my time with the Lord. As I sat at … (read more)

Come And Sit

June 10, 2010

It's amazing how many times we can read through a part of the Bible, and then suddenly one day, it all makes sense. For me, it was reading through this part of Scripture and then reading it again in one … (read more)

The Winner

February 1, 2010

Hoss is very short and very long. Wire-haired dachshunds tend to be that way. When he runs, his front end heads in a straight line, while his back end swerves off to the side with a mind of its own. … (read more)

Too Many Dogs In The Bed

December 18, 2009

My dogs like to get up early, very early. Fortunately, I tend to be awake anyway, so it isn't a big effort to arise between 4:00 and 4:30 a.m. each day. Lots of times, however, after feeding and letting them … (read more)

Home And Children And Chores Undone

December 10, 2009

Norma Farber's poem, The Queens Came Late , is new to me and perhaps to you, too. It's about several royal queens who travel to see the newborn Christ-Child. They leave housework and children behind in order to see … (read more)


January 31, 2009

During my devotional time one day, I came across a quotation which essentially said that God makes our neighbours. That thought intrigued me, because most of my life, I've assumed that my neighbours were there by chance and certainly not … (read more)

Penciled In

November 9, 2008

My grandfather always carried a notebook and a wee pencil in his shirt pocket to make notes to himself. I recall how we used to make dates to spend time together; he would write my name in his little notebook … (read more)


February 17, 2008

"How are you today?" someone asked. "I'm present," I mumbled. "That should stand for something." I was having a bad day. My allergies were acting up, my head hurt, and my mood was dark. Present, yes, but what good was … (read more)

The Good, Clean Kitchen Floor

December 12, 2007

Having company visit or drop in over Christmas is part of the holiday season for almost everyone. For most of us, part of Advent and Christmas preparations is to give the house a good cleaning, so that it looks good … (read more)

Being A Good Samaritan

October 29, 2007

In simple terms, the directions from my doctor, on a single sheet, said, "Do not eat any solid food today, and do not drink anything after midnight." That got my attention! Who does he think that he is? I am … (read more)

All The Attachments

September 19, 2007

The television commercial blasted forth the excellence of some cooking pans. One line really caught my attention: "If you don't have the tools, you can never do the job!" Whew! I took another look at those things! Maybe I needed … (read more)

A Modern-Day Good Samaritan

April 10, 2007

I was speeding along one of Ontario's busiest highways; the traffic was so compact that it could be compared to a mobile parking lot, which moved in perfect tandem, and when a space became available, a vehicle slipped in. I … (read more)

Small Child

November 17, 2006

I find that it is my calling to continue to walk the walk, and talk the talk, where I am. However, in my impatience and lack of faith, sometimes I find myself like Martha, asking for more help! One Sunday … (read more)

One Important Thing

November 4, 2006

I wanted to have the neighbourhood coffee group meet in my home, and yet I was anxious about it too. Many of my neighbours were good housekeepers. Would they find my home clean and decorative enough? Women also have a … (read more)

Cluttered Minds

July 15, 2006

When I was ready to pray during my devotion this morning, I felt God speaking to my heart and mind, urging me to clear my mind of all the clutter: things like a family emergency, or having to go to … (read more)

Distracted By Details

December 4, 2005

I thrive on new projects, fresh ideas, and innovative designs. The church where I attend is in need of a new Advent wreath that can be lit each of the four Sundays leading up to Christmas. It is to be … (read more)

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