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Waiting

January 31, 2017

Life is all about waiting: waiting for people, waiting for an appointment, waiting in traffic, or waiting in line. Well, you get the idea. These days, people are waiting for spring. When we were kids, we had to wait to get to our summer …( read more )

My Friend

October 2, 2015

Here is a poem that I wrote: My friend is a special person Who accepts me the way I am. My friend can see who I can be. My friend laughs and cries with me. My friend is always honest, Even though the words spoken hurt me at times. My …( read more )

Third Eye

August 26, 2015

For the past few weeks, I have been using my road bike more than my trail bike. Both bikes have a side mirror attached to the left handlebar that allows me to see traffic as it approaches from my left. Due to hand and arm placement on my …( read more )

Needing Grace

January 30, 2015

Sometimes when I sin, I get both angry and disappointed with myself. I become angry because I've let temptation or pride overcome me again; I feel disappointed because I've let God down once more. There are also times when I think that if …( read more )

Teach Me

June 1, 2014

Many years ago, my mom tried to teach a class how to knit. Ten others learned to knit from her, but I didn't. The reason for this is that everyone else, including my mom, was right-handed, and I was the only left-handed person in the …( read more )

Training With Miss Daisy

July 30, 2013

As I was doing some running along a lake path, I decided to do some off-leash training with my small dog, Miss Daisy. This is a path that often has a lot of runners, walkers, dogs, and even the occasional horse. There is a pretty wide …( read more )

Reset Button

June 2, 2013

During one of my recent, frequent forays into composition, I became situated, not for the first time, in a position whereby I needed to access what I had produced before all my presumed improvements had overwritten it. My dilemma was how …( read more )

Second Chances

April 11, 2012

As a child, I got myself into all kinds of mischief, and each time my parents disciplined me, they also gave me a second chance to learn from my mistakes. I do not think that they kept a record of … (read more)

Clear Vision

March 25, 2012

The early morning sky hung heavy with dark clouds. I hoped that the forecast of no precipitation would be correct. Travelling along the busy multi-lane highway during the transition between rain and snow would be an unnerving journey. Through my … (read more)

Waiting On The Lord #1

May 28, 2011

During my childhood, the beautiful grounds of St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church in Bermuda had a striking sundial, and it drew me as a little girl to its side, and made me think deep thoughts about time during my teen years. … (read more)

Broken Seal

May 16, 2011

How is it that when someone needs help to open a stubborn jar, that person is the only one in the house at the time? After trying the tea-towel method, the hot water, and tapping the side of the lid … (read more)

Lonely

February 7, 2010

When Mr. Tumnus, one of our miniature goats, died, his mother, Lucy, was inconsolable. Within weeks, all excess flesh dropped from her bones. Her coat became dull and dry. Her heart-wrenching cries found no comfort. Her son was gone. She … (read more)

Earnestly Seek Him

October 16, 2008

We often hear of the "will of God" and often talk of trying to "find" it. We are told in Scripture to be in a constant mode of prayer, but also to be careful what we pray for. When we … (read more)

Just One Of Those Days

January 4, 2008

I have my devotional time with the Lord in the morning. For me, it works best to start my day with the Lord; it helps me to stay in focus with Him the whole day. I must admit, though, that … (read more)

Why?

April 16, 2007

I can remember, when I was a teenager, falling on my knees in our family kitchen and crying uncontrollably. My mother had just been taken away by the paramedics to the asylum again, after another terrifying outbreak of her schizophrenic … (read more)

I Will Give You Sight

October 26, 2004

"The problem will go away in a few days," I reassured myself, as I squinted to see the music that I was trying to play for the morning service. But by Monday morning when I took the dog for a … (read more)

Pointing The Way

August 20, 2004

I have a fascinating stone statue on my desk that catches my eye each time I use my computer. The figure isn't fancy, nor did it cost me a lot of money, but I keep it because it reminds me … (read more)

Directionally Challenged

July 22, 2004

One Saturday, I was invited to speak at a fellowship breakfast being hosted at a country Bed and Breakfast. The only problem was that I tend to be directionally challenged, and the home was in the country. "All you do … (read more)

Dead Battery

March 15, 2004

We grow so used to things always being in place and ready to go. The other morning, my husband said goodbye, went out to open the garage door and to start the car, only to re-trace his footsteps back into … (read more)

In Faith I Move Forth

November 13, 2002

On my way to work early one morning, I ran into a heavy fog that obscured the road. Visibility was so bad that I could not see beyond the front of the car. The car lights seemed to glare into … (read more)

Avoiding Danger

August 7, 2002

One day, I was waiting in line at the automated teller, when I noticed a father, with two young children, conducting his banking activities. He carefully placed his children on a seat that was within his reach so that he … (read more)

The Great City Stops

July 31, 2002

Though not of the Roman Catholic faith, I had to stop and watch as the World Youth Day took over last week in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Pope John Paul had come to town and everything seemed to come to a … (read more)

Step By Step

January 22, 2002

This past summer, while we were on holidays, my children challenged me to climb up a forty-foot climbing wall. Wall climbing is not normally an activity that I would choose, but I did not want to disappoint my children, so … (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)

Guidelines For Daily Living

August 2, 2000

The editor of the Daily sent out a message to all writers just to point out what makes a good devotional. I read it and I know exactly what he is saying: "Keep it simple." For instance, people who work … (read more)

Bentley

January 6, 1999

Several of my oldest and dearest friends and I had met at some rented cabins for the weekend. We had arrived late at night and had risen early for a refreshing morning walk. On the owner's porch lay an old … (read more)

The Purpose Of The Church

February 15, 1998

Some years ago a high school student came to see me concerning some very frustrating problems. She was disturbed about a number of things, but especially disturbed about the advisor of their literary society. This girl was a senior and … (read more)

The Advent Jar

December 15, 1997

Traditions are those things that we do which reinforce our family's personality and link us with our past and our future. We see these traditions when we come to celebrate Advent and Christmas. It is because of our traditions that … (read more)

A Troubled Heart

June 25, 1997

Recently I was talking with one of my neighbours over the back fence as we hung out our laundry. Suddenly the conversation plunged from trivialities into one of those deep places that are always there, just under the surface. She … (read more)

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