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Resist The Tide

May 17, 2016

Today, one of our toughest Christian challenges arises from the relentless pull of godlessness from all around. It's like a menacing tide, subtly trying to sweep us away from our trustful contentment in the Lord. I certainly sense it. And …( read more )

God's Manual

May 3, 2014

A man carries a heavy box into his garage, places it on the floor, and begins to assemble the lawnmower contained inside. His wife comes to watch. "Honey, you seem to be having some trouble," his wife observes. "No, I'm doing okay, …( read more )

Staying In Tune

April 9, 2014

My wife, who plays guitar with me, commented to me recently about how quickly I could tune my guitar, sometimes even without a tuner. Others who have watched me fiddle with the strings have said the same. I believe that the reason I can do …( read more )

Rushing Waters

November 9, 2013

My years in farm country were filled with lessons from each changing season. When rainy season came, it would rain for days. The rush of rain was heavy at times and the downpour loud. There would be damage where the streams of water made …( read more )

The Fruit

October 7, 2013

The summer season always produces the most delicious varieties of fruit. There are so many kinds that I often find it hard to make a choice as I walk up and down the aisles filled with their enticing scents and vibrant colours. I simply …( read more )

Multiplying Like Rodents

October 5, 2012

I had put off cleaning out the shed behind the house for the whole summer. Recently, my son and I remedied the situation. In so doing, we found no less than four mouse nests. One mousy, brown rodent, with a … (read more)

When The Tree Is Green

February 7, 2011

During the spring, summer, and fall seasons, I love to sit on the back patio and enjoy the beautiful landscape my husband has designed in our yard. Beside the evergreens, the fig tree is one of my favourites, especially for … (read more)

Delight

April 8, 2007

Easter is a special time of year. When I was a child, our family would drive to the city on Good Friday and on Easter Sunday to attend church. For Easter we would have new Easter dresses and hats. Going … (read more)

Doing Good

September 9, 2005

Once after a busy day at work, I hurriedly drove to the gym for my daily exercise. I noticed there weren't many cars around and thought it must be due to the time of day. As I climbed out of … (read more)

God's ABCs

January 23, 2004

For years I have been fascinated with my family's history. I've traced my family name, Ingalls, back to 1598, read about the struggles of the early settlers as they made their home on a lonely island, and discovered how one … (read more)

Delighting In God's Word

November 19, 2003

As a child, I never really went to church. It's not so much that my family didn't believe in God, it's more that we just never found church all that necessary. Because of this, my knowledge of Bible stories was … (read more)

Lemmings

June 20, 2001

I remember a cartoon once sent to me on a greeting card. The gist of it was a stampede of lemmings depicted running towards the cliff edge. In the middle of this scene of happy lemmings rushing towards their ultimate … (read more)

Running The Chainsaw

November 9, 1999

With winter coming once again, I need to get wood cut so I can use it to heat my house. My brother-in-law gave me wood from his lot, which he is clearing. Since he had been clearing this area, most … (read more)

The Potter's House

August 15, 1997

Oftentimes, as believers, we do not understand how the stressful, sometimes painful episodes in our lives are working to better us and our Christian walk. We often react with bitterness and resentment towards God for the occasional trials that interrupt … (read more)

Lawn Mowing

June 21, 1997

Yesterday I passed by a young boy learning how to mow the lawn. He stretched his arms up as high as they would go just barely reaching the mowers' handles. Even over the motor you could hear the young child's … (read more)

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