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Hope

October 28, 2016

Recently, I hosted a party for two friends whose birthdays fell in the same week. Although I had hoped for sunny weather so that we would be able to enjoy sitting out on the back patio, it rained that day, and we were kept indoors. What we …( read more )

Water And The Word

September 6, 2016

At the time of writing, here in southern Ontario, Canada, we are experiencing a very hot and dry summer. The grass in our yard, as well as in the neighbourhood, is turning brown, and vegetable gardens are in dire need of water. In …( read more )

Dedicated Caregivers

April 8, 2016

Some time ago here in southern Ontario, there was a television report about people in a nursing home being abused and/or mistreated by members of the staff. There were pictures of one elderly lady being tossed into her chair and of …( read more )

Praying For The Persecuted

November 1, 2015

Either today or next Sunday, many Christians around the globe will observe the International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church. This practice not only comforts those who are suffering, but it unites believers worldwide in taking a …( read more )

Sacred Cows

June 15, 2015

The dictionary defines "sacred cow" as something which cannot be tampered with or criticized for fear of public outcry; a person, institution, or belief system which, for no reason other than the demands of established social etiquette or …( read more )

How Deep Is The Silence Of The Soul

August 10, 2014

Just after Christmas, a young teenager came to his grandparents and asked if he could stay with them for a little while, as things at his home weren't going well, and he had nowhere to go. No doubt there was a conversation with his …( read more )

The Four Cups

August 8, 2012

On an outing, my husband always manages to end up at a Christian bookstore, not that he is looking for something particular, but in browsing around, he never leaves the store empty-handed. On this particular day, I was the one … (read more)

Beyond The Clouds

May 27, 2012

It was late afternoon as I gazed out the car window and watched the changing scenery. An enormous, thick, grey cloud deck loomed over the countryside. My eyes travelled across its bleak underbelly, searching for its end, but found none. … (read more)

Finding Meaning In Christmas

December 27, 2011

Some of my close friends found it difficult to celebrate Christmas this year. Last year, I, too, found myself dreading the season. Normally, I really enjoy seeing the coloured lights, attending the various carol concerts, and tasting the mouth-watering treats … (read more)

Not Counterfeit

December 15, 2011

We spent too much time teaching our kids to believe in Santa Claus. We'd take them to the mall for the yearly Santa picture, the one where they scream and Santa cringes. We told them to be good or they … (read more)

Filled With Inexpressible Joy

October 29, 2011

Why is there so little joy in many Christians when Scripture portrays joy as a vital ingredient for life? Jesus was eager that His followers be filled with joy. Paul was too. He said: For Paul, joy was vital because … (read more)

God's Honour Code

June 10, 2011

"I love you as a son!" These words fell on the ears of a little girl as she lay on her bed in a Christian hospital near her village. Her father had just told her that he valued her as … (read more)

Bumps In The Road

January 18, 2011

My morning coffee is usually for me an unhurried time, to start my day. There are times, though, when time does not permit a dilly-dallying with my coffee. This particular morning, I was on my second cup when it was … (read more)

A Cord Of Three Strands

May 25, 2010

Inspired by today's Scripture, one local church in my area has developed a ministry entitled A Cord Of Three Strands, which involves small meeting groups consisting of a leader, the group, and most important of all, the Lord. The purpose … (read more)

Accept One Another

January 6, 2008

My beloved adopted mother had passed away three years earlier. My brother-in-law, the family genealogist, suggested that I search for my biological siblings. I hesitated, out of fear, wondering what they would be like and what kind of life they … (read more)

My Rear-View Mirror

October 29, 2005

Driving along the road, I glanced in the rear-view mirror just for a second, and when my eyes came back onto the road, I found myself drifting over into the next lane of traffic. With a quick manoeuvre, I was … (read more)

Acceptance

October 31, 2004

I once went to a Halloween party at a church where I attended Sunday School. My brother was supposed to come with me, but he was sick that night, so I asked a friend to come along. He was delighted … (read more)

The Spirit Teaches

March 29, 2004

Today we hear more about mentors than about the leading of the Spirit through the written Word. We have all probably had our mentors who guided us as we grew. For many, it was a writer. Eugenia Price was my … (read more)

Clean Fill Wanted!

November 23, 2003

The hand-painted sign had been leaning against the tree for months: Clean Fill Wanted! Today, in the tree above it, children lined the branches, perched several to a limb, like so many giant-sized birds. As I looked at the sign … (read more)

Perseverance

June 4, 2003

I met him in Mexico at the Ruins of Teotihuacan, just as we entered the archaeological restorations. He was selling statuettes of the sun god, made of obsidian stone, and tablecloths made from the agave plant. He followed me, all … (read more)

Holding On

April 24, 2002

While we were out on a boat, crossing a part of the Gulf of Mexico, we experienced choppy, wind-blown waters. I noted that everywhere there were rails to reach out to, in order to maintain my balance, and remain steadfast … (read more)

I Hope So

July 21, 2000

One thing my physical condition allows me to do is to predict the weather. In the wintertime, I can tell you even before my eyes are open if a weather front has come in and the barometer has dropped. In … (read more)

Flowing Rivers Of Living Water

June 10, 2000

This morning, when I was driving to work, I was listening to a Farsi language tape from Muslims who had become Christians. (I speak Farsi.) I noticed that they had a very lively church with a powerful message, songs and … (read more)

Why Trust And Obey?

February 23, 2000

My title, "Why trust and obey?", came to me as I was thinking of the time when our son went to Sea Scouts. Living on the shores of Lake Ontario, he had some experience on a small boat — a … (read more)

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