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Moving On

October 5, 2016

Three of my neighbours moved away this week into seniors' residences. It seemed rather sudden, but it likely won't affect me since I never knew them very well. However, when I got a call yesterday from a very dear friend telling me that …( read more )

We've A Story To Tell

April 29, 2015

When my father was close to the end of his life here on earth in 1987, I spent a lot of time with him, and he told me many stories. He was born in 1900, and he went to work when he was twelve. He told me about the time when the first car …( read more )

Surprise!

April 5, 2015

The dreaded phone call came from Canada in the middle of a missionary term in Papua New Guinea. Our housemaid answered and relayed the message to me when I arrived home for lunch. I'll never forget her exact words: "Rick, sorry … your …( read more )

His Banner

June 12, 2014

I can't help but notice all the banners flying around on cars for the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™. As the matches begin today, the stadiums will be filled with people waving banners in support of their country's team. Coincidentally, …( read more )

Don't Be Discouraged

May 14, 2014

After His resurrection, Jesus showed Himself to His followers on several occasions. One of those was at the Sea of Galilee, after they had caught no fish all the previous night. This story reminded me of the time when I worked in the …( read more )

Believe It Or Not

March 31, 2013

In the 'seventies, I worked in England, and every other year, we would come back to Canada on home leave. Many times, when we returned to Europe, I would take a little present for the people who worked with me in the office. One year, I …( read more )

Go, Even Through The Fog

March 2, 2011

The day was dark, foggy, and rainy, as I drove to the GO station to take the GO train with my friend from here in Barrie to the Royal Winter Fair in Toronto. I don't mind driving to Toronto or … (read more)

Walk It Out

January 30, 2011

I was recently with some sports fans who were watching American football. During one of the plays, a player went down with many other players on top of him in a heap. As everyone got back up, the poor guy … (read more)

In The Name Of The Lord

July 2, 2010

As often as my name is called, used, or written, there is no godly power in it to overcome any dark besetting negatives or sickness in others or myself. Jesus warned His disciples, "without Me you can do nothing." (John … (read more)

The Jesus Rose

April 6, 2010

A carpenter by trade, Earl read the signed note with great interest, because he recognized the names. "This little rose was given to me on our first-month anniversary. I hung it inside this wall with the hope that all who … (read more)

Empty Shell

August 30, 2009

We live across from an elementary school. Come the end of June, the playground goes quiet, the parking lot empty, and the flag comes down from the flagpole. The building then becomes an empty shell for the next two months. … (read more)

That Which Is Lost

May 21, 2009

The phone rang. "Hello, Kathleen?" "Yes," I answered, bracing myself to deal with a telemarketer. "We have your wallet; you left it at the church." I hadn't even noticed that my wallet was missing. Some good soul had turned it … (read more)

Victory In Jesus

March 20, 2008

Have you ever contemplated what Christ went through for us when He gave His life on the cross at Golgotha? I have — and when I do, it actually brings tears to my eyes to think that He died such … (read more)

News

April 24, 2007

I don't know about others, but at our house, we have a steady diet of media news reports — radio in the morning, evening television news, and at least one newspaper a day. As a sympathetic, bleeding-heart type, I can … (read more)

Hockey

February 12, 2007

As is tradition in many Canadian families, Fraser has played hockey from an early age. He had skates on almost as soon as he could walk. Four-year-olds on the ice are not really playing hockey, however, but a game of … (read more)

Collective Fishermen

April 24, 2005

My husband and I spent many fun-filled weekends at a little fishing village in the Florida panhandle on the gentle waters of the gulf. We spent many hours fishing with our poles or rods and reels. We were selective fishermen. … (read more)

Hot Cross Buns

March 30, 2002

Although I enjoy eating hot cross buns, I do not make them. I simply purchase them from the bakery. However, I believe many people bake hot cross buns, and even a cursory search of the Internet confirms this fact. Dozens … (read more)

Doing What God Asks

October 5, 2001

Have you ever noticed that sometimes God, or someone else, has to keep hitting us over the head with the proverbial two-by-four to get our attention? I don't know how many times I had read the scripture passages quoted today. … (read more)

He Lives!

March 30, 1997

Just a few verses, stating very simply the foundation of our Christian hope. The risen Christ makes himself known to his disciples. They were never the same again. They couldn't stop talking about it. We have a woman in our … (read more)

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