Search Results for: "Psalm 84:"

What's Your Fixed Address?

February 26, 2016

One night, I found myself awake, obsessing over a troubling situation. When I realized what was going on in my mind, I told myself, "That is not where I live!" and I turned to Psalm 84. My Father's presence: that's where I'd rather be. …( read more )

Finding Joy In The Valley Of Weeping

March 6, 2015

Due to caring for elderly parents and dealing with family health issues, some days have felt especially dark and heavy, and I haven't been writing lately. But recently, today's verses challenged me to look for joy in the Valley of …( read more )

Just Sparrows

September 24, 2014

Some time ago, our local daily newspaper started publishing a number of pages about famous movie and television personalities. There are long articles and many pictures of the "beautiful people", as they are sometimes referred to. You can …( read more )

The Fledgling

July 14, 2013

In springtime, the birds in my area compete for nesting sites in my carport or in the rhododendron bush beside my house. Because my windows look directly into each place, I am afforded a bird's eye view of the goings-on. In no time at …( read more )

A Place Near Your Altar

June 10, 2013

A few weeks ago, I discovered a robin's nest which had three blue eggs in it. The nest was located in a tree right in front of my living room window. Not long after I spotted the eggs, there was a baby bird inside; after that, two more …( read more )

Oh! Glorious Sonrise

April 8, 2012

There is something glorious about a sunrise. Like everything else in this world, God made it for our pleasure. I cannot begin to describe the breathtaking beauty of the colours and patterns some mornings as they dance and radiate across … (read more)

The Roof Lesson

April 1, 2011

A fair bit of snow had fallen during this winter. My husband, who had recently acquired an antique car, had put it in an old shed so that it would have shelter for the winter. Knowing that work on the … (read more)

Two Sparrows

July 22, 2010

Every day, we enjoy the beauties of nature from our deck overlooking the Westport Pond and beyond it, Foley "Mountain". We watch God's creatures and note especially how they care for family: On the pond a string of mergansers, with … (read more)

Living At The Altar

July 16, 2010

My mother-in-law was born in the early twentieth century, in a farming community. It was a time when wealth was measured by the results of a crop, or the unexpected birth of twin calves, or the wintering of a harsh … (read more)

Consider The Ravens And The Lilies

February 18, 2009

Although Jesus warns us in the verses following today's Scripture not to become like the unbelievers, constantly preoccupied with the material things of this world, yet at times of uncertainty, I find myself struggling with feelings of anxiety and fear. … (read more)

Choosing To Serve

December 8, 2008

We don't have a custodian on duty at our church on Sunday mornings. This means that I make the coffee, because I'm one of the first to arrive at the church. I also get to sweep up the leaves at … (read more)

Sunday Morning

April 6, 2008

It was one of those Sunday mornings when I was tempted to stay home. A small spiritual battle was taking place, like a tug-of-war. A pretext lifted its ugly head, and it was a fight. I had recently moved from … (read more)

Pied Wagtails

January 12, 2008

I walked into the town centre for my lunch break, at dusk, on my late night at work this week. I noticed a row of trees covered with tobacco-brown leaves ready to drop. I thought about how many times I … (read more)

The Birds Sing Praises

August 12, 2006

My son lives in a city two hundred and fifty miles from me, but we are able to stay in close contact by modern communication methods. He jogs in a large park near where he lives and often chooses to … (read more)

Doing Good

September 9, 2005

Once after a busy day at work, I hurriedly drove to the gym for my daily exercise. I noticed there weren't many cars around and thought it must be due to the time of day. As I climbed out of … (read more)

The Sunrise

June 28, 2004

One recent morning as I looked out my window, I was greeted by a tinge of pink sky in the east. Later, as my husband and I were having our quiet time, the sun came streaming through our window, and … (read more)

Hurricane Ridge

September 28, 1996

When we landed at Port Angeles, Washington by ferry from Victoria, B.C., the clouds hung low over the town and the famed Olympic Mountains were completely invisible. The weather was so poor we really wondered whether it was worth driving … (read more)

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