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God Is My Life

September 27, 2017

When I read this psalm, it reminds me of how the Lord has been my guardian through so much tragedy in my life, including losing my parents at an early age, and suffering from chronic illness. It touches my heart because I am never alone …( read more )

Be Still And Know

June 3, 2015

Have you ever been in a place or situation that you felt was truly hopeless? I'm sure that if we are honest with ourselves, we have all been in that place at one time or another. What is our first response when we find ourselves in a …( 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 )

When The Roof Blows Off

August 1, 2012

Three weeks after the devastating tornado ripped through Goderich, Ontario, I took a walk through the damaged area. One particular scene stayed riveted in my mind: the United Church. This once-magnificent historic edifice was now irreparably damaged. Demolition had begun, … (read more)

As Good As It Gets

March 7, 2012

I recently enjoyed a movie entitled "As Good As It Gets". The movie is about an abrasive, obsessive-compulsive author (played by Jack Nicholson) who gets a new lease on life when he falls for a waitress (played by Helen Hunt). … (read more)

The Blanket

April 6, 2011

Our two-storey log home does not have heat registers upstairs. We depend upon the heat from the main floor's woodstove to meander its way up the staircase. Although this works well most of the time, during the year's coldest months, … (read more)

The Guard

August 13, 2009

As a prison guards, there is one thing which we must do constantly — and that is to watch. Day or night, it doesn't matter. When we are on duty, no more than fifteen minutes may pass without a visual … (read more)

Ticha Noc

December 24, 2007

A little parcel came through my mail recently. It contained three CDs of original, authentic Slovak music — one of which contained Christmas songs and carols. Although I neither read nor speak Slovak, as soon as I heard Ticha Noc, … (read more)

Not A Wheel Of Fortune

November 30, 2006

Have you ever opened the Bible at random and taken as your verse for the day whatever verse your eyes went to? I have done this, and sometimes it has worked, but more often than not, the verse by itself, … (read more)

The Lion And The Lamb

November 11, 2005

We have a Yellow Labrador retriever that weighs 95 pounds. We also have a new kitten. The kitten weighs at the most 3 pounds. When I am alone in the house and working from our home-based office, the dog will … (read more)

The Lost Cockatiel (2)

January 8, 2004

Earlier in the week, we had returned a lost cockatiel to its owner, only to discover that two cockatiels had been lost on the same day in our small town. As I agonized over the likelihood of the cockatiel being … (read more)

What Is Safety?

July 18, 2002

The night was dark, as nights are in rural India after 6 p.m., and my husband and I, as guests of a bishop of the Church of North India, were travelling by car, with the bishop and his wife, back … (read more)

Leaning In

February 14, 2002

At the end of the day, after I have walked away from the things that have kept me busy, after I have set the coffee pot for the next morning, after I have tended to the cats and made sure … (read more)

Who Turned The Dial?

January 20, 2002

A little nine-year-old, whom I shall call "Michelle", has been having a hard time since the tragedy of September 11th, 2001. Her dad's job takes him away from home most weeks, and he must travel by air. Although the family … (read more)

What Held Me Back?

October 12, 2001

It was just an ordinary early morning walk like all the others. Beautiful weather and scenery surrounded us. We walked up the hill and through the tunnel, gazing at the graffiti that greeted us as we emerged. We then followed … (read more)

Angry, Angry!

February 12, 2000

Rebuke is pouring from my lips. Why am I so angry? My beloved wife is looking at me with a hurt expression in her eyes. She has done nothing that deserves this anger, but the emotion fills me. It is … (read more)

Grandchildren (1)

January 17, 1998

There are literally hundreds of books around our house. There are so many that we will not read them all in our lifetime, yet sometimes I scan the titles and I am somehow transported to thoughts and recollections that uplift … (read more)

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