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Theological Bankruptcy

September 7, 2017

Have you come to a point in your life as a Christian where you feel that you can give no more to the Lord's work? You feel spent. You've given and given, but not enough is given back to replenish you. More is expected from you — in time, …( read more )

God's Kindness And Sternness

August 24, 2017

I often listen to a Christian radio station located in upstate New York, USA. Their tagline is "God's Presence is with you giving you eternal life". Those words are like a hug from God just for me. I like to think that God's Presence will …( read more )

Exult In God's Kindness

April 29, 2017

Oh, my apple trees! Their delicate pink-and-white, curled-up, wee buds are opening in the sunshine. These new, little trees thrill me! At a horticulture workshop a few years ago, I was shown how to graft eating-apple stem pieces onto …( read more )

Caught By The Seat Of My Pants

February 19, 2017

It happened suddenly. In my den, I stepped away from my ironing board and lost my balance. Mid-air, I dreaded injuring my already-compromised hip. Almost at the floor, the seat of my pants caught on a plastic projection sticking out from …( read more )

God's Appointment

September 29, 2015

Never in my life have I had an immediate example of the truth of this Scripture — at least not until today. Recently, I was given a birthday gift called "The 30-Day Praise Challenge" by Becky Harling. I committed to this challenge and …( read more )

Bibs To Aprons

March 3, 2012

Gran never took her apron off unless she entertained company in the front room. Her aprons served as splash collectors, pot holders, egg carriers, and wash cloths for a fevered child's brow. I never saw her use an apron to … (read more)

Tracing

May 13, 2011

My Aunt Trudy was a professional tracer. No, she didn't try to find people who were lost or get information for bounty hunters; she traced blueprints and diagrams for a shipping engineering firm. She must have had a steady hand … (read more)

Restoration

February 10, 2011

One summer, I decided that I would read through the book of Romans. I'm a detailed, orderly, organized person, so I thought that if I could read two chapters a day, that would take eight days to complete. That would … (read more)

Bullies From The Past

October 21, 2008

I recently attended a retreat at which I was blessed to be a part of the ministry team for the event. As people were coming forward for prayer, I recognized two of the ladies. It took me a few minutes … (read more)

God's Call

February 24, 2006

Several years ago in the midst of a bitterly cold Quebec winter, I was sitting in the middle of a church service when I felt a strong urge to study music. At the time, a very dedicated pastor would announce … (read more)

God's Graciousness In Reverse

January 12, 2006

A family reunion in Georgia this past July afforded us the opportunity to explore some of the southern United States. We figured since we were going that far, at that expense, we might as well make the most of it, … (read more)

Persistent Caller

August 26, 2005

When I was a teenager, I tried very hard to get rid of God in my life. I can even remember — when I was fourteen — saying to God, "This is my last prayer to you. I don't need … (read more)

Closure

June 19, 2005

My dad was an agnostic for most of his adult life. When I decided to become a preacher, he hit the roof. He thought I was wasting my life and talents, and he would have preferred that I had chosen … (read more)

Plinkings And Plunkings

July 18, 1999

Although I am by no means accomplished in playing the guitar, I can actually bring pleasant sounds out of it. I am getting better at it. There is a true sense of accomplishment in bringing a tune out of that … (read more)

Buying Time

May 17, 1998

The head nurse on the floor on which I volunteered gave a deep sigh. Upon my acknowledging it, she said she just wished she had some time, so the next day I presented her with a little bottle of thyme, … (read more)

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