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A Reminder

September 23, 2016

Whaaaaat? One minute I was striding purposefully along the parking lot towards my vehicle, and then, my ankle went under, and I was falling. Strangely, I was not afraid, but my first thought was, "Have I broken my ankle?" Slowly, I felt …( read more )

When You Can't Pray, Give Thanks

November 25, 2015

I once heard of a little boy who refused to say his evening prayers one night — not out of defiance, but because he couldn't think of anything that he wanted. He didn't see much point in praying when there wasn't anything to ask for. …( read more )

God's Word In Art

October 18, 2015

I have lately developed the habit of looking at the stained glass windows in the different churches that I visit. There is a great variety of them, and I am amazed at the different biblical scenes and symbols which are displayed in the …( read more )

Sing A Song Of Praise

December 11, 2014

One of God's greatest gifts to us is the gift of music and songs. Here are some quotes about the power of music: "Where words fail, music speaks." – Hans Christian Andersen "Music acts like a magic key, to which the most tightly …( read more )

Singing In The Garden

September 9, 2014

I like to sing just as much as I like to garden, so my plans for the summer were to be singing in the garden. However, when the talents were being handed out for singing and gardening, I was lined up for knitting and reading. According to …( read more )

Transformation

April 25, 2014

This past winter might go down in the history books in some places as one of the worst winters for snow. As we entered spring, it seemed that winter didn't want to let go. We would get one warm day, and then, it would snow again that …( read more )

Tongue-Tied

February 15, 2013

This verse causes me to remember how God answered our pleas regarding our son's inability to talk. He was born brain-damaged after being starved for oxygen before birth. At age six when he entered special education classes, he still had …( read more )

Desert Rose

September 29, 2012

My sister, who is in the process of moving, has given me a lovely set of dinnerware china. For years, I have been fond of its elegant design, featuring hand-painted rose blossoms with a twisted briarwood and leaf pattern around … (read more)

Music Of Christmas

December 13, 2011

A ceramic nativity set became a part of our family Christmas the year we moved into our new home, when I was four years old. Mama would tell folks that my favourite place to reside during the Christmas season was … (read more)

The Plight Of Meaninglessness

September 3, 2011

"Everything was meaningless!" These cynical words in Ecclesiastes erupted from an aging man as he reflected on the tragic mistakes he had made earlier in life. He had determined to find meaning somewhere "under the sun" (Ecclesiastes 1:3) — somewhere … (read more)

Lofty Mountain Grandeur

July 26, 2010

Throughout the Daily Devotional tour of central Europe and the Oberammergau Passion Play, I noticed that I was conscious of being constantly in prayer, the way I feel I always ought to be. Often, I found myself looking at my … (read more)

Five Kernels Of Corn

October 11, 2009

Even though Canada and the United States celebrate Thanksgiving on different dates, many of the traditions surrounding the celebrations in both countries relate back to the arrival of the Pilgrims at Plymouth Rock in 1620. After three months at sea, … (read more)

Kindness And Mercy

August 4, 2008

When something difficult comes into my life unaware, I understand that it could be God wanting to do a work in my heart that He can only do using that predicament. Sometimes, I wonder why I don't "get it". Why … (read more)

Listening?

April 27, 2005

I hope to reach the terminus of my Bible journey as I read from the book of Genesis towards Revelation. In the past, it has been a familiar task. If I am honest, though, it is perhaps not now as … (read more)

A Joyful Noise

May 31, 2003

A memory flashback takes me to the pre-school years of my life, when a friend, named Charles, and I were wild and free. From Saturday movies, we knew that the giant man who swung on vine ropes was Tarzan, and … (read more)

Ear Problems

June 7, 2002

Our hound, Grace, had grungy ears. Smelly, dark, oily yuck coated the inner ear canals, even blocking them in some places, impairing her hearing and causing her great discomfort. Allergies seemed to be the culprit behind this phenomenon. According to … (read more)

The Shepherd And The Sheep

February 25, 2001

When I was tidying up the other day, I came across a postcard I received last summer from a friend who was vacationing in Scotland. The picture was of a young boy shepherding a flock of sheep. As I looked … (read more)

Happy Birthday

April 2, 1998

This week I read a piece on "Worship" which compared it to a birthday party. At first I thought this rather frivolous until I read further. The birthday person is the centre of attention and the birthday cake honours him … (read more)

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