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God's Handiwork Is Everywhere

April 6, 2017

Have you ever examined the seed head of a dandelion before you puckered your lips together, blew, and watched its seeds scatter and rise into the air to fly away? Have you ever seen a double rainbow? Or have you ever examined a snowflake …( read more )

Known To The Lord

February 13, 2017

The week before Christmas, one of my sons dropped by to make some adjustments to my computer. It was a quick visit without much conversation. But on his way out, he turned around and said to me, "There were three terrorist attacks today, …( read more )

A Two-Way Street

May 24, 2016

In advance of the 20th anniversary of the PresbyCan Daily Devotional on May 25th, I designed an appropriate poster and submitted it to Facebook. It was there that I heard from some of the people whom I had known, and still know, as …( read more )

An Encouraging, Comforting Sister

November 10, 2015

It seemed as though my well had run dry regarding devotional material, because I have only so many experiences to draw from. But I had an email today from a sister in Christ. After commenting on one of my devotionals, she wrote, "I pray …( read more )

Clouds

October 30, 2015

One week prior to my high school graduation, the Pennsylvania State University awarded me entrance into the College of Art as an applied art major. As an upstart, studying the masters of art, from the classics to the contemporary, was …( read more )

What Is Truth?

July 2, 2015

During His trial, Jesus was asked by Pilate, "What is truth?" (John 18:38 NKJV) It seems that in today's world, the subject of truth is a rather slippery one. Many prefer to live in a world of relativism where there are no absolutes. …( read more )

From The Realms of Glory

March 28, 2015

Contemplating the glorious scene at the empty tomb, I am intrigued by the positioning of the two angels, one at the head and the other at the foot of Jesus' sepulchre. Years ago, I heard an interesting illustration that has stuck with me, …( read more )

Power Lines

March 17, 2015

The message on the billboard caught my attention as we travelled the highway to home. It read, "STAY AWAY FROM POWER LINES", in large bold letters, along with an icon of a power pole. The message was obvious: the local power company was …( read more )

Optimism And Pessimism

November 24, 2014

The day came to seek consultation for a lingering health issue that is not of the life-and-death category, but is nevertheless disabling and life-changing, causing limitations. Arthritis is well known to many who silently suffer in its …( read more )

Called To Belong

September 15, 2013

Recently, we had a couple join our church during the worship service. They have been coming to our congregation for over a year. They were brought to us by God through the Creative Expressions ministry that our church presents. Their …( read more )

Bonded And Marked

October 12, 2012

In Old Testament times, the servant who was loved by his master and who loved his master in turn was marked for life. Wherever he appeared, he was known, by the mark of the awl, to be bonded by love … (read more)

The Walk

June 25, 2012

Ten days ago, for the first time in more than a century, both the United States and Canada allowed a man to walk across Niagara Falls on a tightrope. The event was televised during prime time, and as people tuned … (read more)

Honour-Glorify-Thanks

April 18, 2012

Several times a day, I reach for a pair of reading glasses. I keep five pairs handy in different places where I am likely to want to thread a needle or read fine print. The lenses in my reading glasses … (read more)

Fluttering Flags

July 4, 2011

On Sunday, on my way to worship, I pass many different flags fluttering in the morning breeze. This weekend, I saw many of our nation's flags. During springtime, I occasionally saw a banner adorned with tulips or coloured eggs. Last … (read more)

Culture Shock

November 12, 2009

I belong to a writers group, and each month, we meet for a time of prayer, fellowship, and encouragement for one another with our writing. We have a schedule for the year, and each month, we are asked to bring … (read more)

Among The Gods

August 15, 2009

I never tire of watching Cecil B. DeMille's The Ten Commandments, especially during the Passover and Easter season. My favourite line in the movie is not heard until the end when Pharaoh, played by Yul Brynner, referring to the God … (read more)

Enjoying God's Presence

August 11, 2007

It was the stillness that hit me first. You know the kind I'm talking about — the kind where you can focus on the smallest of sounds, like the buzz of the bees. As a matter of fact, sometimes that's … (read more)

Our True Colours

April 14, 2007

Some time ago, my late husband and I had the pleasure of visiting Jamaica — not as tourists, but as visitors sharing our Christian experience in a small Christian seminary. On these occasions, Ron and I would make the most … (read more)

Saints And Students

March 17, 2007

As Christians, we have a tendency to accept rather reluctantly the designation as "saints". We consider such a title suggestive that we have passed our final exams with honours and are ready for heaven. According to Paul, though, we are … (read more)

Cruciferous

January 20, 2006

All right! I confess! As a child, I used to hide turnip by smushing it into any leftover gravy on my plate. Since my plate looked to be clear of the stuff, I qualified for dessert! It didn't take my … (read more)

The Tiniest Details

September 19, 2005

We recently gave in and allowed our twelve-year-old son to have gerbils. I was quite clear that if he was going to get two, then they must be of the same sex. After he saved his money, he purchased from … (read more)

The Gift Of Time

January 15, 2005

Seven hours in a plane is too long a time for my body not to protest. By the time I'd sat there for a few hours, I found I was playing mental games just to keep myself from protesting vigorously … (read more)

The Signature

May 31, 2004

I was scheduled to preach the other night, but, sadly, I had a bad headache, and was under pressure from the throbbing in my head. As we drove to collect my daughter on the way to the church, my wife … (read more)

Peace And Quiet

November 12, 2002

We met in the subdivision at six a.m., both of us scurrying along, doing our obligatory twenty minutes. "Nice day," I called out. "I feel sorry for the folks who sleep through this lovely peace and quiet." She replied, "That's … (read more)

Behind The Scenes

September 1, 2001

This world would be a much different place were there no goings-on behind the scenes. Consider for a moment, things in life that we have either helped take place, had the privilege of attending, or been the recipient of, because … (read more)

Clearly Seen

May 9, 2001

It struck me as odd that a non-Christian friend of mine voiced objections when my husband and I prayed before our meal when we went out to dinner with her. Her argument was, "You make me feel like you are … (read more)

It's A God Thing!

June 16, 2000

A reply in response to one of my devotionals inspired this one. The reader said she liked how I could take an ordinary situation and turn it into a God Thing. It made me think about what some refer to … (read more)

Why White?

May 6, 1999

The other evening, on the way into a prison for a praise and worship time with our brothers, I noticed from a distance that a group of men in prison blue were not marching as I usually see them in … (read more)

Beautiful Bay Of Hope (3)

April 10, 1999

The grand Newfoundland bay stretching over 50 kilometres in length and one time called Bay Despair, although named Bay d'Espoir (Bay of Hope), continues to inspire me. I am amazed that the great drainage basin which guides raindrops can become … (read more)

God's Word

October 17, 1997

Having spoken in verses 1-6 of the revelation of God in the world he has created, in verses 7-13 the Psalmist turns to God's revelation of himself in his Word. God's law (Torah = teaching, instruction, direction) in the following … (read more)

V L Ts

October 3, 1997

The Premier of Nova Scotia has recently declared that he will abide by the decision of municipal plebiscites regarding the banning or otherwise of VTL's. This letter is to ask you to act quickly in encouraging people in you community … (read more)

I Saw God Today

December 5, 1996

I awoke this morning, saw that it was light, rolled over and enjoyed the warmth of the bed. I didn't need to get up, retired you know. When I was ready, went to the washroom and toned myself down… I'm … (read more)

Pauline E-Mail – 1

November 22, 1996

Paul's letters are among the most influential ever written even if by today's standards they were certainly snail mail. In another sense, however, they might be regarded as E-mail, for the leading themes of Paul's letters all seem to begin … (read more)

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