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The Ride

October 12, 2017

Our grey tabby cat, Joey Been, was so called as it truly seemed that he had been everywhere — a born adventurer. We never knew where we might find him next. One day, however, Joey and his whereabouts really took me by surprise. It was …( read more )

A Safe Place

September 4, 2017

Many of us are familiar with today's verses, or if not, then the sentiment that they convey, namely, that God looks after His own, who are in His kingdom. In times of trouble, we can spiritually and mentally run into His presence and …( read more )

The Truth And Us

August 26, 2017

The Holy Spirit impressed this verse upon my heart when I first asked Christ into my life. More recently, as I have been asking Him to reveal more of my inner self to me — the good, the bad and the ugly — He has brought this verse back …( read more )

The Struggle Is Over

July 31, 2017

Back in 1989 and 1990, our church was without a pastor, and I used to do a lot of visiting of church members and adherents. There was one couple's home in particular where I went quite often. The man especially enjoyed my visits and told …( read more )

God's Comfort Continues

January 29, 2017

Today, our firstborn would have been 60 years old. I wrote about that a few years ago in devotional called God's Comfort . In it, I explained in some detail the events of the day when our first child was born but did not live. Over the …( read more )

Forward With God

January 23, 2017

I was overwhelmed by the responses to my New Year's Eve devotional, Which Way To Go . Readers were very loving and understanding as I outlined my future needs while facing a move to residential care. I really appreciated the love and …( read more )

A Word For The New Year

December 27, 2016

A praise team leader at church mentioned that he and his wife asked God for a word, specifically for them, each new year. It caught the attention of both my husband and me. We knew that it was for us. We were curious to know what word …( read more )

How Best To Hear God

September 10, 2016

The world-wide, ever-increasing pace of life in general — encouraged by the onset of technical advances which allow for immediate access and interaction with others through a simple phone device — is drastically changing our lives. …( read more )

Be Still And Know

September 3, 2016

Two months ago, I injured my ankle when I tripped over a garden fence in my backyard. To my surprise, it was more serious than I'd first thought. An x-ray revealed that a bone was dislocated, so I needed surgery to repair it. Afterward, …( read more )

Help!

August 19, 2016

On a recent evening, rehearsing with our community church choir, our director had us sing "Help!" by the Beatles. All of us, being "of a certain age", knew the words pretty much by heart. After we had sung it through once, she commented …( read more )

The Sound Of Silence

February 23, 2016

This beautiful verse was written in calligraphy and appeared in a frame on the wall of an old Anglican church in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. For several years, I played the organ for Sunday evening services at that church. It was a small …( read more )

When Words Fail Us

November 17, 2015

During the last month, we have seen a number of events of terrible carnage in various places: Ankara, Turkey, October 12th – 97 killed, 250 injured; Sinai Peninsula, Egypt, October 31st – a Russian airliner allegedly brought down by …( read more )

On Being Still

October 25, 2015

There is an old preacher's story about the little girl who brought her friend to worship with her one Sunday. When her friend started to talk out loud, the girl said, "You have to be quiet or the hushers will come for you." My weekly …( 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 )

A Mighty River

March 19, 2015

I was born and brought up in Glasgow, Scotland. At one time, there used to be over a million people living in the city. Glasgow prospered due to being situated on the banks of the River Clyde, where great ocean-going steamships were …( read more )

Worry

February 11, 2015

Most people in my Bible class at the Meaford Long Term Care Centre have worries. Some are unable to get around without help; others are having trouble remembering. There are those who worry about their families and, in some cases, their …( read more )

A Quiet Time

August 16, 2014

At the beginning of summer, as my job as a crossing guard is shelved until September, and various church and school activities and other social gatherings shut down for nine to twelve weeks, God has repeatedly drawn me to this verse: I …( read more )

Holland Weeps

July 25, 2014

Most of us have been captivated by the news that a commercial airliner was shot down over the Ukraine on July 17th, killing all 298 people on board. Of the victims, 198 were citizens of the Netherlands. We watched the news in disbelief, …( read more )

The Choice

May 17, 2014

As a guard at the local Royal Canadian Mounted Police detachment, I see many types of people in cells. Some are quiet and reserved and sleep their time away. Others are loud, rude, and obnoxious, while still others display anxiety, …( read more )

Follow Me

April 12, 2014

Since we moved last December, we have had to tell several people what our new address is, and when we start to tell them how to get to our place, they tell us that they have a GPS which will show them how to get here, in detail even. I am …( read more )

A Mighty Fortress

October 31, 2013

As those of you who now live, have lived, or have travelled in Europe will know, there are many castles and fortresses there, having been built many centuries ago. Some are well maintained and open to the public, while others are in ruins. …( read more )

Keep Your Eyes On The Instruments

July 3, 2013

From 1967 to 1970, we lived in Vienna, Austria, and we had a minister friend who travelled to many countries in Europe to bring the gospel to different people, mostly behind the then Iron Curtain. On one such trip, on his way home, …( read more )

God's Comfort

April 30, 2013

I have noticed that many of the writers of the devotionals that we read every day get comfort from the words of Scripture, and I know that many of the rest of us do, too, from passages like "Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy …( read more )

Feeling "un-Christmas-y"

December 13, 2012

What is it about this Christmas season that makes me feel very "un-Christmas-y"? Perhaps it is the fact that family is not nearby, or the lack of snow on the ground, with rain coming down instead of snow. Or is it the health problems that …( read more )

Sparkles In The Mist

June 30, 2012

Recently one morning, I looked out my window and saw a magnificent drama arise out of the night's heavy deposit of dew. Misty droplets on the tree branches had been transformed into miniature prisms reflecting the rays of the rising … (read more)

Breathing – LORD

January 16, 2012

I have noticed over the years, as I used this Scripture to bring myself still, that sometimes I would become attentive to my breathing. During one of those times in meditation, I remembered this verse: Four years ago, I began … (read more)

Our Guide For The New Year

January 2, 2012

"I can't, Dad," I cried. "I'm scared." I'm not exactly sure how old I was when I uttered these words, but I do remember the circumstances with certainty. I was standing on the breakwater at Ingalls Head. On a post … (read more)

Our Chairs

September 29, 2011

Two ideas found at different times while reading have helped me to understand and use the peace that Christ Jesus left for me as an inheritance. I read the account of a Bible translator who came to a roadblock in … (read more)

Old and Familiar

June 8, 2011

When I bought a new sewing machine, I had to learn all about it. The spools went on differently; the bobbins went in differently; it had a cool needle threader that I had to learn to use, and a different … (read more)

Wireless Technology

May 12, 2011

Wireless technology is amazing. We can go online — wireless. We can use cell phones — wireless. Our landline roam phones — wireless. Technology just keeps expanding and growing all of the time. I saw a cartoon with two telephone … (read more)

A Tough Decision

March 21, 2011

Not too long ago, my uncle passed away. He had been suffering from Parkinson's disease and dementia for a few years, but it was the last week of his life on this earth that was very hard for his family. … (read more)

Stand Here Awhile

February 19, 2011

In 1989, we began building our dream home on our six-acre property. At the lock-up stage of construction, unusually heavy rains caused a massive landslide below our house that left it standing a few feet from the edge of a … (read more)

The Advocate

January 20, 2011

The wife of my eldest "cousin brother" recently passed away a few weeks after a severe stroke. The whole family was devastated by this loss and felt like lost sheep. We had referred to her as the comforter, advocate, and … (read more)

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