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Clouds

October 30, 2015

One week prior to my high school graduation, the Pennsylvania State University awarded me entrance into the College of Art as an applied art major. As an upstart, studying the masters of art, from the classics to the contemporary, was …( read more )

A Crystalline Day

April 10, 2015

Snow-shy birds recently back from warmer climates sang me awake to a crystalline glaze frosting every surface. I walked outside with my golden canine companion across crusty puddles that crunched and crackled underfoot. Elliot sniffed …( read more )

Trusting God With An Unfinished Story

February 3, 2015

A good friend of mine — a published author of both fiction and non-fiction — is writing a new suspense novel, and she sent me her manuscript. I'm caught up in the story. Full of tension and expectation, the book has me on the edge of my …( read more )

Ice Breakers

December 12, 2014

I attended a church event which included some fun activities for the Christmas season. The first one was called an "ice breaker" because it was meant to make everyone feel at home. The following names were written on the blackboard: the …( read more )

Hummingbird Feeder

July 23, 2013

From May until September each year, my husband keeps a hummingbird feeder outside our east-facing window. One of the delights of summer is the wondrous pleasure of watching the daily dance of "hummers" as they swoop, dip, sip, reverse, and …( read more )

Mending Broken Wings And Things

June 29, 2012

Winter was all but gone and spring was in the air. Feeling invigorated, I headed out into the sunshine for some final winter fun on the skating rink at Victoria Park. I struck a pose, and struck the ice, ending … (read more)

Music Of Christmas

December 13, 2011

A ceramic nativity set became a part of our family Christmas the year we moved into our new home, when I was four years old. Mama would tell folks that my favourite place to reside during the Christmas season was … (read more)

Trials

September 5, 2010

One of the hardest things in life for an expectant mother is to find out that the baby that she has been carrying for almost eight months is stillborn. In a moment's time, the world of the expectant father and … (read more)

Ragdoll

February 19, 2010

Though I love collecting dolls as a hobby, the ragdoll I write about in this devotional is probably not the kind of doll you are thinking of. Instead, it is a beautiful, lively breed of kitten that acquired the name … (read more)

A Hail Storm Lesson

June 27, 2009

Last Wednesday, I went to a feed store to buy some seeds. By this time in the summer, most garden shops are out of seeds, so I was delighted to get some for a second planting to replenish my salad … (read more)

Wounded, But Healed

April 7, 2009

Last year, I had surgery on my neck, due to a disc pressing on my spinal cord. For numerous reasons, I was not looking forward to it. I was scared of surgery — not because I thought something would happen, … (read more)

Strength

February 19, 2008

As a child, my older brother owned a horse, Prince. He raised it from a foal and trained it to start running the minute he put his foot in the stirrup. Then they would gallop on down the road. Prince's … (read more)

Praising God

July 16, 2007

How easy it is to praise the Lord when everything in our life seems to be going great! We all know how difficult we human beings find it to praise rather than to grumble when things are going wrong. It … (read more)

The Stars Do Tell!

June 28, 2006

Last June, my journey of faith brought me to be the settled pastor at Lakeville United Church of Christ. I had been out of full-time church ministry for almost ten years. God had guided me to open a home for … (read more)

Morning Snow

November 8, 2005

When I peered out the window early in the morning, I discovered God had sent us snow in all its lovely whiteness. It would be a beautiful snow-glistening day. A couple of inches of the white frozen flakes covered the … (read more)

God's Lessons From Little Folk (1)

May 5, 2004

My friend Joy's four-year-old daughter, Leah, had a way of making up any number of excuses in order to come out of her room after she had been tucked in bed for the evening. After several evenings of Leah wandering … (read more)

The Resolution Cure

January 2, 2003

I am still slogging away at my weight. The numbers are thirty less than this time last year, but it has been "eating season" once again! My goal: more pounds off this year. For many of us, the New Year … (read more)

What God Desires Most

April 28, 2002

For some time now, I have found that I am extremely hard on myself, when it comes to my walk with Christ, and rightly so. I hold myself to a higher standard than I do other people, and I often … (read more)

The Heavens Still Declare The Glory Of God

February 8, 2002

When I worked on the Special Education school bus, I had to be at school at 5:30 AM. One morning, as I waited in the parking lot, I noticed the Big Dipper. I enjoy seeing the Dipper, and I have … (read more)

The Heavens Still Declare The Glory Of God

November 21, 2000

It never ceases to amaze me that God can take something that is irritating, turn it around and make a blessing out of it. When I worked on the special education bus, the bus driver and I started our morning … (read more)

Emotional Healing

January 7, 1999

During a time in my life when I was in a whirlwind of emotional pain and confusion, and wanting so much to do whatever it took to find release and direction, a friend came alongside me and kept pouring truth … (read more)

Musical Chairs

September 14, 1998

The flight home after my ten-day summer vacation left before midnight and it was pretty packed. Little kids were in various stages of wanting or needing to be asleep, as were some adults. I was just about to sit in … (read more)

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