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Written Memories

December 30, 2016

During the last number of years, I have visited a considerable number of elderly people, and most of them seem to want to talk about their life's experiences. I knew one gentleman who told me a great many stories about how things were in …( read more )

Burning Hearts

March 29, 2016

After my salvation experience in 1978, I had an unquenchable desire to read, learn, and understand the Bible. It became my first love. If I heard good lessons from Bible expositors on the radio, I would request their offered cassette …( read more )

Promises Made

May 14, 2015

Today is Ascension Day, a Christian holy day to which not much attention is given here in North America. Most calendars don't even make note of it. However, in most of Europe, it is an actual holiday, a day off from work, and some …( read more )

Leo

March 30, 2015

Leo was a 20-year-old student from France who came to my hometown of Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada, in order to complete his second year of a business program. He stayed with my family for much of his six-month Canadian visit, fitting …( read more )

He Is Risen Indeed

March 27, 2015

All through the season of Lent, we have been on a journey: a journey to the cross. Christians remember Good Friday as the day that Jesus died and Easter Sunday as the day that He arose. For six weeks, we have been reading and thinking …( read more )

The Coop

April 17, 2014

As winter approaches its final death throes, I find myself yearning to "fly the coop", like a hen escaping from a chicken coop. I am tired of being cooped up inside the house or inside myriad layers of bulky clothing. Although I do get …( read more )

Faith Comes By Hearing

March 14, 2014

The other day while working in the kitchen, my CD player provided a dramatic reading from Luke 24. The words from the recording that grabbed my attention were about the two disciples' Resurrection Day meeting with Jesus on the road to …( read more )

Abide With Me

January 31, 2014

A friend of ours at the Meaford Long Term Care Centre died on December 28th, 2013. She was 105 years old. We got to know her through our involvement at the MLTCC over the years. She was an amazing woman with an unbelievable memory. I knew …( read more )

Heaven Is For Real

January 24, 2014

I have been reading a wonderful little book called Heaven is for Real. It is the story of a little boy, Colton, who, when extremely ill in hospital with a burst appendix, had experiences of being in heaven. His father, Todd Burpo, …( 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 )

Glimpses Of Truth

April 25, 2011

The foundation of the Christian message is the historical resurrection of Jesus Christ. The Lord conquered death as He had promised. He was seen by a number of people on several occasions following His resurrection. One such occasion, was on … (read more)

Glowing Embers

April 21, 2011

While reading through the second chapter of the book, I Dared To Call Him Father, an autobiography by Bilquis Sheikh, I was struck by her expression, glowing embers — the words she used to describe the effect of God's Word … (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)

Stone Cave

April 4, 2010

When I was in Israel, our guide took us to a shepherd's cave just outside Bethlehem. He said that this was the sort of "stable" Jesus was likely born in, because the shepherds had used this particular cave, and others … (read more)

The Easter Lily

March 25, 2010

Have you ever seen a whole field of Easter lilies? It is a really beautiful sight! As a child growing up in Bermuda, I have wandered around fields of Easter lilies. The churches at Easter are simply full of them. … (read more)

Kiss The Son

February 10, 2010

Once, during a Bible retreat, I was blessed by the wonderful teaching that everything in the Old Testament is included in the New Testament, and vice versa. This information made a notable difference in my study of Old Testament Scripture, … (read more)

Picturing the Psalms

August 14, 2009

I regularly suffer from insomnia, so the chances are that you'll find me reading, writing, or drawing late at night. I do this to keep my mind occupied and to weary my eyes so that eventually, I will fall asleep. … (read more)

Seeing But Not Seeing

May 19, 2009

The news has had stories of some people who have been blind for a long time. Then, through medical technology, they are now able to see. They could see items — but their brains could not process all they saw. … (read more)

The Laden Table

April 14, 2009

As I read this verse from Psalm 23, I pull up my chair to this special table and relax. Here, I can let go. Even though my worries are all around me, they cannot come close. Sigh! I wish I … (read more)

He Is Risen

April 13, 2009

Over the period of a few weeks in Sunday School, the lessons have been about the rewards of salvation, abundant life, and eternal life, given to us when we believe and receive the Lord Jesus Christ into our hearts. I'm … (read more)

Easter Baskets

March 24, 2008

This year, I ordered four small Easter baskets for my grandchildren. These were no ordinary baskets. They were filled with handmade candies from the kitchen of my Amish neighbours. The young woman who makes them belongs to a family whose … (read more)

Oh! If Only We Could Touch Him

June 17, 2007

My dad went blind early in his retirement, suffering from retinitis pigmentosis. It was sad to watch, as he slowly lost first the centre sight and then finally the rim. For a while, he could still weed the garden, for … (read more)

Wasp Nest

January 12, 2007

Last summer, I visited my parents and noticed wasps entering the roof space. With wasp spray at the ready, I launched myself up the ladder to the roof and sprayed. When no more wasps were to be seen, I plugged … (read more)

Beyond The Sunset

April 16, 2006

Years ago, I was appointed by the Board of World Mission of The Presbyterian Church in Canada to the Peace River country in northern British Columbia, Canada. I had to learn to preach in a hurry, but my greatest joy … (read more)

Retirement

November 9, 2005

Retiring must be hardest for those who have given their lives to serving others. Dad had a heart condition and was forced to retire from the ministry. He had been a carpenter as well. He had carpentry tools and the … (read more)

Heartburn

May 17, 2004

There is nothing like a dose of heartburn to make us realize our age! In self-defence, I have given up coffee, chocolate, fried and fatty foods, carbonated beverages, garlic, onions, peppermint, and spearmint. I have had to choose between short-lived … (read more)

The Empty Tomb

April 11, 2004

On our trip through the Holy Land, at the side of the road was a tomb, with the stone rolled to one side. The bus stopped, and those with cameras were given the opportunity to leave the bus for a … (read more)

I Love My Communion

April 26, 2002

Auntie Doris moved back to the East Coast Demerara, Guyana. She has no family, no close friends, and, until recently, has had no place to live. But she is a wonderful, gentle, caring octogenarian, now 82 years of age. Her … (read more)

Remembering His Words

March 31, 2002

When I awakened this morning, the sun was just peeking over the roof of the house across the street. During the winter months, I can't see the sun, as it is too far south, but at this time, in the … (read more)

Spring Is Coming

March 18, 2001

As I look out my window, it is hard to believe that a month ago southern Ontario's groundhog prognosticator, Wiarton Willy, predicted an early spring. Although our snow has been reduced to a few dirty mounds where the snowplow piled … (read more)

Mystery Guest

July 6, 2000

A few weeks ago, the teacher of our teenaged Sunday School class asked me if I would come to their class that morning — just after they had taken the attendance. The whole thing sounded a little strange, but she … (read more)

He Has Risen

April 23, 2000

Last year at Easter, I was in the garden tomb for the sunrise service. It was a moment in time when I was in the proximity of where Christ was laid in the tomb and from where he rose … (read more)

Plug Into The Power

May 22, 1999

As a toddler of two, I discovered electricity. Noticing that my mother put the plug on the vacuum into the electrical outlet in the wall and that the vacuum then "came alive", I determined to find out what was in … (read more)

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