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The Lost Sheep

September 23, 2017

Although I usually park my sport utility vehicle parallel to the garage, on this day, I parked further away from the garage than normal. Hopping out of the vehicle, to the left of my foot, I noticed a glimmer of gold — my ankle bracelet, …( read more )

After The Party

July 6, 2016

The story of the prodigal son is well entrenched in our faith community. You know how it goes: From time to time, we hear of that age-old story in our contemporary families. However, we get some good news, as Jesus' story does a …( read more )

Happy Horses

January 23, 2016

One morning, I bravely asked God to do something, anything, that would distinctly stir my heart. God answered my prayer later that day. It seems worth sharing: I was driving in the countryside, and my attention was captured by two horses. …( read more )

The Search

May 8, 2015

Twenty people in our little town were searching. Two hours had passed. The bush was thick. The paths were many. The chill of night crept closer. Would the elderly gentleman who had wandered away from his home be found in time? …( read more )

Tell Me A Story

February 9, 2015

From the youngest age, all children love to be told stories. We enjoy hearing them, whether they are the invention of our talented parents or they're read from the ever-popular children's books. There are still many children around the …( read more )

Lost And Found

January 26, 2015

Last November, a group of us went to see a live stage show called "Wingfield Lost and Found", written by Dan Needles and starring Rod Beattie. The story is about a stockbroker turned hobby farmer, Walt Wingfield. There are eight or ten …( read more )

Shoe Shuffle

September 15, 2014

Little ones sometimes get their shoes on the wrong toes, but eventually, they figure it out. We should expect that. After all, they are new to the foot business. However, try to explain how a woman of reasonably advanced years (not overly …( read more )

Coming Home

August 6, 2014

Our daughter, who is deaf, has a special way with animals. She's had a variety of pets over the years: hamsters, ferrets, a rabbit, several dogs and cats, and two horses. While she was working on a horse farm, two stray cats were dumped …( read more )

Lost and Found

July 26, 2014

Have you ever lost something that was very important to you? I have. I used to wear a small gold ring on my right pinky finger. If my hands experienced cold, my fingers usually reduced in size, and my gold ring would fall off my little …( read more )

The Radio

July 17, 2014

I share my office at work with the ambulance crew. One day, the crew's chief misplaced a radio. She searched and searched but it was nowhere to be found. Yet still, she couldn't rest, even though there were other radios available. Why? …( read more )

A Mother's Love

May 11, 2014

My first job was in a Christian organization. Even though I didn't know the Lord, I worked at this agency for nine years. It was here that I met my husband to be, and we were married at the church across the road. The man I married had …( read more )

River Of Pleasure

October 30, 2013

In the midst of mundane happenings and basic, routine, everyday tasks, some days turn out to be extraordinary. So it was when I walked to a nearby store and the only thing occupying my mind was the item that I needed from that particular …( read more )

The Penny

July 24, 2013

The cost to produce the penny is higher than the actual penny is worth. This is what the Canadian government concluded earlier this year when they decided that the penny would be phased out. They let us know that as of March 2013, the …( read more )

Dogging Jesus' Heels

April 19, 2013

This past February, my son and I drove to Ohio to adopt a new "furever" friend. Elliot is a "Velcro" critter who gives new meaning to the phrase "dogging my heels". Everywhere I go, and I mean everywhere, he is right at my heels, often …( read more )

Lost And Found

April 6, 2013

We have a lost and found in our church office. It's a box full of coffee mugs, glasses, umbrellas, books, and jackets. Every now and then, we place the box out in the welcome area to see if anyone claims the items. After a couple of …( read more )

When Children Walk Away

March 10, 2013

"Just run away, Forrest." Jenny gave Forrest Gump this advice when he faced unpleasant situations. And I've done it. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow wrote, "I shot an arrow into the air, it fell to earth, I knew not where." And I've done that, …( read more )

Heavenly Rejoicing

February 23, 2013

Every day, I do something wrong. I say the wrong thing or forget to do the right thing. I break a promise that I made or neglect an obligation I meant to fulfill. I break one of God's commandments or I deliberately go against Christ's …( read more )

Don't I Know You?

February 4, 2013

I was born and raised in Canada, and this will always be my home. One year after I graduated from high school, I moved to the United States. There I studied, trained, and worked for a total of ten years. I had learned, accomplished my …( read more )

Famine Living

February 14, 2012

He had it all and lost it all. He left wealthy and returned destitute. His father was financially prudent and saved for his son's future. He had high hopes, imagining the impact his child would make, but his dreams came … (read more)

Moving To The Rock

October 6, 2011

One of my daughters and her family has moved back to The Rock. Years ago, I did not know that there is a place called The Rock, let alone how big it is or where it is. Is it in … (read more)

Reunited

January 2, 2011

One of the things that I have to do at work is to reunite the USB flash memory storage sticks with their owners, who are usually tired and forgetful students. Sometimes there is no identification on the sticks anywhere to … (read more)

Seeking Directions

October 6, 2010

With maps and computers and cellular telephone applications, finding our way has become increasingly easy. We hardly ever see anyone stopping another person on the street to ask directions. We are getting quite good at navigating ourselves from one place … (read more)

Welcome Home

September 28, 2010

We have a kitten in our home now. Her name is Sassy. She came to live with us last fall when she was three months old. She is a Siamese cat, who attached herself to me almost immediately. She follows … (read more)

A Canadian Gold Medal First

February 16, 2010

Canadians rejoiced exceedingly on Sunday night when Alexandre Bilodeau became the first Canadian to win an Olympic gold medal on Canadian soil. It is amazing the dedication that athletes display over a period of four years (or a lifetime) to … (read more)

Where Are The Keys?

October 19, 2008

There is nothing more frustrating than searching hopelessly for the lost: keys, pen, passport, ticket — you name it, it is lost — again. I know this is an age-related thing. To counterbalance the lost with the found, we leave … (read more)

The Lost Is Found!

September 25, 2008

On July 26, 2008, the Daily Devotional was written by Judy Miller, who titled it, " Looking! Hunting! Searching! " She spoke of searching everywhere for a lost item and then finding it when a light was turned on. Her … (read more)

The Coin

February 21, 2008

Recently, I was in a supermarket, buying a few trifles, for which I would pay with the few two-pound coins that were in my wallet. The checkout assistant drew my attention to one of the two-pound coins and said that … (read more)

A Short Road Home

November 24, 2007

When I was a child and we would go about seven or eight miles to visit some friends, I thought it took forever to arrive at their home. We travelled via a country gravel road, so my dad never drove … (read more)

Prodigal Pig

April 30, 2005

As a boy, I worked summers on my aunt and uncle's pig farm. Every week, I pumped out the sewage pit running the length of the pig barn with the "honey wagon". One particular day, I backed up to the … (read more)

The Lost Token

April 4, 2005

I'm always amazed how God can take a seeming disaster and make it work out for the good, with a much better outcome than could have been imagined. Here's my "lost coin" story with a twist. From the beginning in … (read more)

The Prodigal

January 26, 2004

Have you ever accidentally overheard part of a conversation or one side of a telephone call that has stayed in your mind for months afterward? This happened to me when we were travelling in the Yukon in the spring … (read more)

Our Daily Bread

October 5, 2003

Over the past several years, I have enjoyed reading books about plants of the Bible. There are so many interesting stories about biblical plants, but often there are many controversies, as well, regarding the exact plant referred to in a … (read more)

Woof!

September 5, 2003

Before I went in to work the other day, I went for a walk up on top of the Cotswolds, near where I live. Being un-predisposed to walking up the hill in the first place, I drove to the car … (read more)

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