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Empty Tombs

April 16, 2017

"The third day He rose again from the dead." – The Apostles' Creed I had been thinking about going to Egypt, off and on, for well over 50 years. It was one of the places that I wanted to learn about and see. On the first of October, …( read more )

The Wrestling Match

October 26, 2016

One of my goats developed the ailment called pink eye. This necessitated putting drops into her eye to clear it up. Sounds easy enough, right? Wrong! Every medicinal episode developed into a dreaded wrestling match. Even when she was tied …( read more )

Oh Yes, You Can!

May 21, 2016

I'm not sure how I came so often to sit beside my grandmother when we had family gatherings. But I remember that sometimes, she'd just quietly beckon me toward herself. Now Grandma always had handwork in her fingers as she sat in her …( read more )

Still With Us

January 4, 2016

Fourteen years ago, my wife, Pauline Hitchcock, wrote a devotional around this text. We had travelled to Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, Canada, to see the burnt ruins of St. John's Church which had been destroyed at Halloween. We saw a shaft …( read more )

God Is Always With Us

November 29, 2015

One day, I was studying Psalm 121, and as I do quite often, I checked my Dutch and German Bibles. I noticed that in those two languages, there is only one word for shade or shadow, the emphasis being on shadow. That made me think more …( read more )

The Curve

July 13, 2015

Last winter, my daughter and I set out for one of our mother/daughter days. She wanted to get some pictures of some of the local waterfalls that were completely frozen over. We had a lovely morning; she got some great pictures; and we …( 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 )

The Hedge

November 17, 2014

When I am out walking with the pack, I find it both interesting and comforting to see how the dogs naturally split up. Some always walk ahead of me, some always walk behind me, and some always walk beside me. Behind, beside, ahead, they …( read more )

Taped Up

October 16, 2014

Hubby used to say that I was the queen of tape because I seal every parcel as tightly as possible. The other day, after the clerk weighed my items, I found a couple of areas uncovered. I bought tape and added more to the item. Finally, I …( read more )

Not Seen

August 22, 2014

Recently on quiet summer mornings as I walked our country valley road, I was aware of sounds made by creatures and machines that I could not see. I heard engine noises from jets and propeller-driven aircraft. Truck and car tires hummed, …( read more )

The Empty Tomb

April 20, 2014

On October 21st, 1999, we were in Jerusalem with a group of Christian brothers and sisters. We looked at a number of tourist attractions in the morning and had a chance to do some shopping, and after lunch, we went to see the Garden Tomb. …( read more )

Thinking About The Past, Looking To The Future

November 30, 2013

One morning, our devotional was from Deuteronomy 32, the passage where Moses was talking to the people about some of the things which had happened to them in their past, and the following verse spoke to my heart: A while ago, I read a …( read more )

My Faithful Companion

July 6, 2013

While I was growing up in a small town in the western part of Washington State, USA, walking was the rule; there was hardly a time when the car was removed from the garage. Even as a child, I walked on my own with confidence, not afraid …( read more )

What Kind Of Man Is This?

April 16, 2013

More than ten years ago, I went with a touring group to Israel. As we rode in the morning sunshine in an open-decked boat on Lake Galilee, we met a similar boat. In the picture I snapped, that boat appears to glide on clear, blue glass, so …( read more )

Never Will I Leave You

February 12, 2013

Every time I go to our gym, I start out on the stationary bicycle. It's not just a boring bicycle ride; it's like watching me bicycling along, passing other cyclists — like a video game with 30 different tours and topography from real …( read more )

Beyond The Clouds

May 27, 2012

It was late afternoon as I gazed out the car window and watched the changing scenery. An enormous, thick, grey cloud deck loomed over the countryside. My eyes travelled across its bleak underbelly, searching for its end, but found none. … (read more)

Let's Go Fishing

April 19, 2012

My identification with this account of Jesus and the disciples at the Sea of Galilee is very keen. I love everything about fishing, and I can really understand that they had been out all night and caught nothing. Although I … (read more)

A Sweet Aroma In The Face Of Evil

June 27, 2011

"A rose between two thorns!" You've heard this expression; but have you ever applied it to our Christian calling? Jesus did. In effect, He called His followers to be a sweet aroma in the midst of prickly evil. This is … (read more)

Waiting On The Lord With Wings #3

May 30, 2011

Have you ever felt like a bird, flying through the air with the wings of an eagle, so strong, so fast, so high? As I look out of my front window, I can see an "eagle tree", stretching up so … (read more)

A Tough Decision

March 21, 2011

Not too long ago, my uncle passed away. He had been suffering from Parkinson's disease and dementia for a few years, but it was the last week of his life on this earth that was very hard for his family. … (read more)

Bitter Or Better?

March 11, 2011

Today is a brand new day — a clean slate — a road not travelled before. Where will we allow it to take us? Will we be bound to past mistakes, hurts, sorrows, and brokenness? Will we allow these to … (read more)

Bad News

April 15, 2010

It was a cloudy and rainy day. The "folk music" satellite station had just finished playing the song, "Love Hurts", and my mind recalled a telephone call from my friend a few years before. I remember the way my friend … (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)

Living with Loneliness

February 5, 2008

For some people, this is a very lonely time of year. The celebrations of Christmas have come and gone. New Year's resolutions are beginning to fail, and the hopes of making a difference or being successful are starting to fade. … (read more)

Go And Make Disciples

November 18, 2007

Each Sunday morning, our pastor invites all the children to come to the front of the church for the children's time. There, they have a brief lesson on some biblical story, and the pastor leads the children as they pray … (read more)

A Friend Indeed

August 5, 2007

Recently, our daughter set up her first apartment, three hours from home. Thinking a furry friend would be good company for her, she headed to the SPCA and brought home a four-week-old kitten rescued from a dumpster. She fought valiantly … (read more)

The Empty Shell (1)

September 20, 2006

"An empty shell": these words of truth kept echoing over and over in my mind. I was driving my friend, Anna, home from church, and I mentioned to her how I had been neglecting my Bible reading and prayer time … (read more)

Go Make Disciples

March 19, 2006

Each Sunday morning, our pastor invites all the children to come to the front of the church for the pastor's time. There they have a brief lesson on some biblical story, and the pastor leads the children as they pray … (read more)

Arrival Day

September 25, 2005

Recently, I was expecting an international student to arrive here in Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada. Before she came, she e-mailed me, so I would know what day to be at the airport, what time to be there, and the number … (read more)

Hallelujah! He Is Risen!

March 27, 2005

I was as proud as a peacock strutting in my new Easter clothes — a gift from my sister, who died at a young age. Having always had hand-me-downs, I felt so special that I could go to Sunday School … (read more)

Fear Not; Behold My Face

January 20, 2005

Admittedly, I was afraid that night as I walked down the hospital corridor. I looked up, and directly facing me on the window was Christ's face. Without a shadow of a doubt, I know that He revealed Himself to me … (read more)

Reaching A Safe Haven

September 29, 2004

When commencing the next part of our journey north up the inside passage of the west coast of British Columbia, Canada, the sea was literally like a millpond. I was very pleased with myself that I had prepared a meat … (read more)

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