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Angels All Around Us

September 10, 2017

Have you ever wondered how you escaped a car accident with only a scratch, whereas it could have been so much worse? I have, on many occasions. There were times, while driving my car, when I changed the radio station or inserted a music …( read more )

That Fox

April 25, 2017

Anakin Nibbles, our guinea pig, was out in the garden again today. It was one of the warmer days of early spring, so I thought that he could do with the exercise. So, I put his house down on some new grass, and with him inside, moved his …( read more )

The Refuge

January 28, 2017

This past summer, my three goats, Marshall, Lilly, and Aggie, went on a holiday of sorts. The community greenhouse project willingly accommodated them, as they had large areas of lush grass and other growth to be cleared, and the goats …( read more )

A New Roof

September 20, 2015

It was during the winter, when we had accumulated a lot of snow on the roof, that I noticed a leak in the room where my computer was set up. I called our handyman right away to come and shovel our roof. After he was finished, I noticed …( read more )

Parting The Heavens

June 26, 2014

A few weeks ago, my husband and I saw two adorable fledglings in our neighbour's back yard. Their nest was built on top of a ladder that was located under his grapevine trellis. While we were admiring the baby birds, two robins, not far …( read more )

Follow The Leader

March 22, 2014

"Arrrgh!" I gasped, as my body gave the impression of being turned into a statue! I clung to the buggy, and was mesmerized by what I had witnessed. Outside the primary school where Zoë attends, there is a major road. A mother, buggy, …( read more )

The King Of Kings

December 28, 2013

Whenever I hear of the description "wise men" given to the magi, I immediately think of a very elderly Christian gentleman who attended my church and who had printed in large letters on his small suitcase the words, "Wise men are still …( read more )

Standing Firm

September 26, 2013

The sound of the rain began as a welcome, gentle trickle, bouncing off the maroon-coloured leaves of the bushes just outside of our porch. I sat protected from the rain, and watched as the rain rapidly grew into a ferocious downpour, …( read more )

A Manifestation Of Divine Care

August 25, 2013

It was a very warm day in the desert southwest of the United States. My friend and I had just finished lunch after attending church. There we stood in the restaurant parking lot, dressed in our best Sunday clothes, with the engine lid …( read more )

Angels At Christmas

December 12, 2012

A couple of years ago during Advent, I became fascinated with the angels in the Christmas story. It's no accident that angels have become a popular Christmas decoration. Here is a summary of what I found in the scriptural reports of angels …( read more )

The Secret Place

November 6, 2012

Have you considered what "the secret place of the Most High" could be?

Last year a colleague gave me a copy of the little book, The Practice of the Presence of God by Brother Lawrence, who was a seventeenth-century French Carmelite …( read more )

A Blanket Of Leaves

November 5, 2012

Yesterday was a glorious fall day. It was the kind of day that invigorated one's senses, a day that caused one to marvel at God's handiwork. The maple tree on our front lawn stood like a torch, its mighty flame of vibrant, orange leaves …( read more )

The Covering

October 24, 2012

Every morning when I take my dog for a walk, I stroll down a street that is lined on both sides with a variety of tall maple trees. Their top branches bend gracefully over from each side to touch one … (read more)

Step In And Stay

October 3, 2012

Think with me what it's like to ride with someone who knows all the back roads — the "easy" roads, the "secret" way to get places. Yet we also know the truth — they're not really "secret". They're just not … (read more)

The Shadow Of The Almighty

August 5, 2012

I live on Maui. It's beautiful and temperate most of the time. When the trade winds stop, however, it can become unbearably hot. If I'm on a hike or working outside, I long for shade. When the heat is on, … (read more)

The Angel

July 29, 2012

My brother and I were having a great time playing ball. He was batting and I was catching. We always batted towards the road, as we had already broken too many windows batting toward the house. Seeing as I was … (read more)

Our Dwelling Place

June 16, 2011

Amid the honking and clamour of a downtown Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, traffic jam, my car screeched to a halt. In front of me, bumper stickers plastered over the back of a battered red pickup shouted, "He who dies with the … (read more)

Resist

June 13, 2011

In the quiet of the morning, while my husband and I were out walking the dog, we heard a crow call in distress several times. Off in the eastern sky, we could see two birds in flight, one giving chase … (read more)

A Sun Shelter

May 22, 2011

The Israelites of Moses' day trudged, sandal-shod, through the desert of Sinai. The need to find shelter from the blistering heat meant survival. Finding shelter meant so much more than just finding a pleasant place to rest for a night. … (read more)

Each Day Is A Blessing

March 29, 2011

Ever feel like filler in the sandwich of life? There are days when everything seems to be scrunching me out of place, till I'm totally surrounded by the world's demands and am only trying to squeeze more into my time … (read more)

Alaskan Hummingbirds

February 24, 2011

I recently watched an amazing wildlife video on the Internet. A man was feeding hummingbirds from his hand in Alaska. Now, first of all, I didn't realize that hummingbirds went to Alaska. I thought it would be too far north … (read more)

In Limbo

December 29, 2010

After Christmas, there is always that in-between time when we all reflect about what's happened throughout the year, and then anxiously anticipate what lies ahead of us. We may get nostalgic or melancholy, depending upon what has occurred throughout the … (read more)

Courage

September 24, 2010

I was just drifting off to sleep when I heard the chattering. Unbidden, my ear perked up, much to my tired body's dismay. What is that, my mind inquired, an early spring squirrel on the roof already? Finally, I roused … (read more)

My Hiding Place

July 27, 2010

I enjoy a measure of aloneness. I greatly desire to return constantly to my private place where I am most comfortably free to be myself — to think things through, speak my thoughts aloud. Yes, I can come to my … (read more)

The Secret Place (2)

May 18, 2009

"El Shaddai", the lovely song recorded by singer Amy Grant, inspired my study of the Hebrew names of God. In the course of my research, I gained new insight into the profound nature of "El Shaddai", which means "God Almighty". … (read more)

The Secret Place (1)

May 17, 2009

The Hiding Place, by Corrie Ten Boom, is an inspiring, real-life adventure of faith. It is one of my favourite mission stories of the underground movement during Nazi Germany. Corrie was a strong Christian leader in the Dutch resistance. She … (read more)

Under His Wings

April 27, 2009

We are constantly bombarded with news of disasters, destruction, and the erosion of human values. The world gives "fear" a name with the right to live amongst all of us everywhere we turn. But God's Word tells us we are … (read more)

The White Feather

March 7, 2009

The white feather floated before my eyes, and slowly, ever so slowly, drifted and landed on the seat beside me. There was nothing so strange in that, except that I was driving my car, and for the life of me, … (read more)

God Will Send His Angels To Guard You

January 29, 2009

Do you believe in angels? Do they really exist? These questions ran through my mind for quite a few days. Every morning, when I start from my house, I say Psalm 91 along the way. When I come to verses … (read more)

Let It Be

December 17, 2008

When reading the Christmas story, I am always amazed at the amount of trust that Mary, a young girl, had in the angel's words. She was an adolescent, unmarried, and inexperienced in the ways of life, but yet she bravely … (read more)

A Party

July 18, 2008

Because our summers are very short, camping is a chosen activity in our area. To be outside as much as possible is the preference of many people. One summer, a group of our friends was planning on going camping. We … (read more)

Covered By God

July 20, 2007

We used to live near a brook that was home to many ducks. One particularly blustery morning, my dog and I were walking by the brook and saw an unusual number of tiny ducklings in the icy water. At the … (read more)

Ducklings

June 16, 2007

As I walked around the local lake recently, I noticed that there was a group of new ducklings swimming in the middle. What really caught my attention, however, was the lack of a parent duck nearby — as is the … (read more)

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