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Old Faithful

October 15, 2016

Last summer, our family took a trip that included Yellowstone National Park, in Wyoming, USA. We learned that the park is situated over a dome of lava near the surface of the earth that creates a "hot spot" that fuels a huge number of …( read more )

We Make Choices

February 8, 2016

I have sometimes been confronted with this accusation: "You only believe in God because your parents ground it into your head when you were young." The implication is that our parents taught us their beliefs, and we have quietly accepted …( read more )

Stuff

August 17, 2015

Our town, Ocean View, Delaware, USA, is a beach resort area on the Atlantic coast having an influx of vacationers yearlong, especially in the summertime. Throughout the year, our area is laced with yard sales, garage sales, and flea …( read more )

Are We Ready?

January 29, 2015

As Tuesday closed in New York City, there was a strange silence. The streets were almost vacant of the usual flow of cars and trucks. They had disappeared, trying to avoid the coming blizzard. The weather forecasters had predicted a …( read more )

Be Prepared

January 4, 2015

One rather ordinary morning recently, I had a list of errands that I wanted to attend to. As I was crossing a downtown street, at the crosswalk and with the pedestrian light, I was suddenly and unexpectedly aware of a large black vehicle. …( read more )

A House Divided

November 18, 2014

Because I am a non-confrontational person, being forthright, outspoken, or direct when speaking truth becomes an arduous task requiring discernment. I perceive others to have tendencies to sugar-coat truth in fear of animosity or …( read more )

An Early Reformer

October 31, 2014

Shortly after we moved to Meaford, Ontario, Canada, in 1948, I was just a young lad. I saw that there was a jewellery store called Huss Jewellery. For some reason, I went in to see the man about, I believe, the repair of a watch which …( read more )

The Message

April 6, 2014

Our sons entered into a contract with a radio station to advertise their computer business. When they met with the salesperson to go over what they wanted in the ad, he reminded them that it was to be no longer than thirty seconds. Thirty …( read more )

The Perfect Gift

December 25, 2013

Loving grandparents gave their three-year-old grandson a sturdy black and red four-by-four toy truck for Christmas. Squatted on his knees on the floor, the lad tore off the wrapping, picked up the truck, and went to a cupboard where old …( read more )

Tired Of Being In Charge?

December 22, 2013

Are you tired of always being the one in charge, planning, cooking, and cleaning up? Don't be dismayed. It's a godly place to be! My friend Belinda gave me this recipe, and I served it instead of traditional mashed potatoes for Christmas …( read more )

Treasure Reclaimed

May 5, 2012

My husband and I often visit flea markets, yard sales, and "junk" shops, just looking to find something of special interest that someone else has discarded. The old saying, "One man's junk is another man's treasure", takes on a new … (read more)

Our Imperishable Inheritance

February 3, 2012

Have you ever received an inheritance from someone? Several institutions and family members received an inheritance from my mother-in-law after she passed on last year. I am sure that these financial windfalls have proven to be great blessings to all … (read more)

The Mediator

January 23, 2012

Recently, I heard the news that an older cousin had passed away. As always, when someone I know dies, I immediately reflect upon old memories of family and friends. I think about losses I have experienced over the years and … (read more)

Doing First Things First

July 23, 2011

At the time that today's Scripture was my latest major revelation, one day, during my devotional time, I was itching to adjust my work schedule into a more efficient order, when I came across this quotation in one of my … (read more)

More Than Sparrows

July 14, 2011

As the sparrows return for the spring and summer, I enjoy seeing them hop around. They remind me of today's verses. Sparrows are very valuable as a lovely part of God's creation, and we are even more important than those … (read more)

The Bermuda Easter Lily

April 24, 2011

I have always loved the beautiful lily flower for it reminds me of Easter in Bermuda. As a child, I usually had the job of dunking the lily stems in boiling hot water to stop them from wilting. Yes, that … (read more)

The Treasure Chest

March 23, 2011

When I was in my early teens, I read Robert Louis Stevenson's Treasure Island many times — and was intrigued every time! The thoughts of privateering on the high seas and amassing huge amounts of treasure held great appeal and … (read more)

Trust

June 13, 2010

Tasha was the most faithful of dogs. I could always trust her to be alert, night or day, to my needs and commands. In fact, throughout the thirteen years we dwelt together, I have no recollections of her ever being … (read more)

Parakeet Aloft

April 26, 2010

The canaries were singing their little hearts out on the front porch, greeting me as I came home from school for lunch. The place? Bermuda — where I grew up. I often slept in the warm sun to the sound … (read more)

Blue And Deflated

March 5, 2010

We have had a blue balloon swinging on our balcony, celebrating the Olympics here in British Columbia, Canada. The only problem is that the winds and the rains have shrunk and deflated my blue balloon. It is a sad sight; … (read more)

Beauty For Ashes

September 23, 2009

This past June, I was fortunate to join a group of other Americans as we travelled to Belfast, Northern Ireland, to help with the home building and the healing that this province so desperately needs. We worked with the local … (read more)

Peaceful Dove

September 14, 2009

Several years ago, my eldest son participated in a secular film project which involved the making of a video montage based on the theme of diversity. As a Christian witness, my son wrote a poem inspired by Colossians 3:12-14 entitled, … (read more)

Consider The Ravens And The Lilies

February 18, 2009

Although Jesus warns us in the verses following today's Scripture not to become like the unbelievers, constantly preoccupied with the material things of this world, yet at times of uncertainty, I find myself struggling with feelings of anxiety and fear. … (read more)

One Hour

June 25, 2008

"So much to do, so little time to do it in." Do you ever have the feeling that time is running out and all the things that you have planned are never going to be accomplished? I guess I'm at … (read more)

Torn Nylons

May 18, 2008

One morning I was in a hurry. I was scurrying to get out the door to be at church early. The last thing on my list was to get myself ready. As I pulled a pair of nylons from the … (read more)

Sentimental Treasures

April 3, 2008

Every closet, cabinet, and drawer in my home is filled to capacity with things I've collected over 46 years of living in the same house. Being a sentimental person with a historical mind, I can not part with a single … (read more)

How Much More?

February 26, 2008

A member of my Garden Club presented a program on butterflies. She gave each of us a monarch butterfly cocoon to take home for observation. We took the dry, gray, lifeless little ball home and ignored it, until one day, … (read more)

One Hour

November 16, 2007

"So much to do; so little time to do it in." Do you ever have the feeling that time is running out and all the things that you have planned are never going to be accomplished? I guess I'm at … (read more)

Where Are Your Treasures Being Stored?

September 27, 2007

We live in a relatively new housing and retail development in our city. As the homes are built, we watch people move in and work on the landscaping and fencing. Then up go the sheds (or storage places) in their … (read more)

What We Do Now

December 28, 2006

How often, upon doing something, or experiencing something, have you realized that something you'd done before prepared you for the experience at hand? All my life, I've walked, and for years, often did so with my dog or on my … (read more)

Fear

August 18, 2006

During the course of the day, students ask me to help them to use the software and hardware in my computer area. I attempt, by my professional application, to engender a sense of peace and quiet confidence within myself and … (read more)

More Than A Sparrow

October 7, 2005

When I worked in medical records, an efficiency expert was brought into the department to streamline the assembling of the medical records. He pointed out each step, emphasizing the importance of each person's contribution and their role in the total … (read more)

Moving On!

September 16, 2003

I have been to visit my parents, to help them with the preparation for their move to a smaller house, to lighten their workload. I commend their willingness to face up to this chore as a necessary one, whilst it … (read more)

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