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In The Light Of His Countenance

March 5, 2016

Last year during Lent, a friend of mine who sometimes attends church complained that the pastor's sermons contained too much about God and Jesus and sin, and not enough that's "uplifting". Actually, I think I get that — because many of …( read more )

Pleasant Land

September 9, 2015

Many times, guests who visit our home for the first time are amused by a sign near the entrance of our subdivision which reads, "Land of Pleasant Living". Some individuals, like my husband, think that it's a wonderful title, but others, …( read more )

Reconstruction

October 11, 2014

I often take the bus to the other side of the city, and during the hour that it takes to get there and back, I notice some reconstruction taking place. On the roads and streets, there are excavators digging up water mains, machines …( read more )

Jesus, My Guide

August 2, 2014

Recently, visiting a cherished friend in the north, I was talked into going for a paddle in their frontiersman canoe. A solid thing, a comfortable thing, I finesse my way into the forward seat and manage to shove us off the pebbly beach. …( read more )

A Goodly Heritage

March 31, 2014

There is nothing like moving house to show us that we have a lot of things that we don't really need — and perhaps never did. These were things that we could not live without, so we thought when we bought them, but as we downsize, we …( 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 )

Extraction Of A Tooth

July 25, 2013

It did not take long to seek for help for my toothache. I was able to put up with the increasing pain for only a day. A phone call was quickly made and an appointment set for dental evaluation. I was yelping in pain when I was told that …( read more )

Strips Of Linen

March 17, 2012

Throughout the years, I have closely followed the fascinating debate among scientific experts regarding the most controversial ancient relic, the Shroud of Turin. This mysterious cloth bears the image of a crucified man whom many believe to be the risen … (read more)

The Little Black Box

November 30, 2010

Try as I might, I was unable, for several days, to connect with the Internet. Ultimately, I had to call on someone who had previously solved my computer problems, someone whom I'd forgotten about. I wrote this poem about it. … (read more)

When We Trust God

January 26, 2009

Some years ago, as a family, we, along with hundreds of others, faced the reality of my husband's job loss. Around us, couples experienced desperation, panic, fear, and worry at the realization of having to trade a strong, rich, working … (read more)

Navigating New Territory

January 22, 2007

It all seemed as clear as mud to me when my husband Ron and I traced our upcoming journey to the Buffalo and Niagara Falls area on the kitchen table. The map's blue lines and red squiggles didn't look much … (read more)

Alaska

November 22, 2006

We all know that Alaska is north. Well, in our city, we have a sign that says, "West — Alaska". How can that be? Should we trust it? We must keep our eyes open to see the signs along the … (read more)

In Between Times

December 29, 2005

As I turned to leave my friend who had just lost her husband, she squeezed my hand as the tears rolled down her cheeks and said, "Pray for me in these 'in-between times'. By faith, I know I can survive … (read more)

The Lapidary

June 1, 2001

Lapidary: One who cuts, polishes and engraves precious stones. Just think what we have awaiting us when we see Jesus and our heavenly home for the first time. We can hardly imagine the joy that will be ours then. I … (read more)

Stuck In A Rut?

February 12, 2001

The snow in our backyard is quite deep. Our two dogs have worn a path all the way around the edge of the yard and across the middle of the yard. The other day when I looked out the window … (read more)

The Kite

September 9, 1999

I was out walking one day when I noticed a bright yellow kite caught up in a tree. The string was missing. Two weeks later, despite greater than average rainfall and several windy days, the kite had not moved at … (read more)

The Key

September 1, 1999

When I started my new job, last September first, I was given three keys. One is a key to our building, a second is the key to the offices, and a third is a storage room key. After the first … (read more)

Follow Your Dog's Lead

March 5, 1999

My dog and I walk the same route every day, and yet, to watch her, you would think it to be completely new territory for her, and maybe it is. She steps out into the clear, fresh air, looks eagerly … (read more)

The King's Message

December 31, 1997

Hanging on a wall in our guestroom is an old framed piece of linen on which someone long ago laboriously embroidered: I said to the man who stood at the gate of the year, "Give me a light, that I … (read more)

My Greatest Pleasure

October 23, 1997

What is our greatest pleasure? The answer will tell us much about ourselves. The problem, however, is to narrow it down to one pleasure. Most of us have several pleasures that rank high. For me, to be part of a … (read more)

I Feel Completely Secure

August 3, 1997

At this present moment I do feel completely secure. Psalm 16 was my first experience with Christian meditation based on Dietrich Bonhoeffer's "Meditating On the Word." I know every word of Psalm 16 by heart. I have listened to it … (read more)

My God And My All

August 2, 1997

For God alone I wait in silence as I meditate on his Word in Psalm 16. What is he going to say to me? What is he going to do in me? Then the Psalm writer explodes. "All the good … (read more)

You Are My Lord

August 1, 1997

Why do we meditate? Dietrich Bonhoeffer answers it this way: Because I am a Christian. Therefore, every day in which I do not penetrate more deeply into the knowledge of God's Word in Holy Scripture is a lost day for … (read more)

Protect Me, O God

July 31, 1997

For God alone I wait in silence as I meditate on his Word. What is he going to say to me? What is he going to do in me? To be silent is usually the hard part. Some of us … (read more)

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