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Thank You, Montague

November 10, 2007

As always, I started walking when the sun first lightened the horizon. This daily routine provides time to meditate and to recite poetry. A favourite quotation from Lorraine Hansberry's play, A Raisin In The Sun, came to mind: Child, when … (read more)

Passing Space

October 7, 2007

For our summer holiday, my wife and I spent some time in the Waternish Peninsula, on the Isle of Skye, Scotland. The roads were single track, with passing spaces at regular intervals. Every passing space has a post aside the … (read more)

Where Are Your Treasures Being Stored?

September 27, 2007

We live in a relatively new housing and retail development in our city. As the homes are built, we watch people move in and work on the landscaping and fencing. Then up go the sheds (or storage places) in their … (read more)

Sufficient Unto The Day

June 27, 2007

During ginning season, one-eyed Deacon hauled cotton seed to the oil mill. Between trips, he helped me with my after-school and weekend chore — hammering together metal ties and buckles used to bind bales of cotton. I liked the old … (read more)

Heavenly Storage

May 6, 2007

For many years, I have been living with the knowledge that I am responsible for a very valuable diamond ring that was my mother's. She was given these diamonds when she married my stepfather. He had his "graduation" several years … (read more)

Godly Birds

April 29, 2007

I had difficulty sleeping and had been up a number of times. Finally, I went out to my rope swing on the porch and settled there. It was still dark, and in the darkness, I did what I usually do … (read more)

The Refrigerator Door

April 17, 2007

We have a jotting board fixed to the refrigerator door. Each week, we write down products that need to be bought. When we go to the supermarket, we are reminded of the things we want to buy — that is, … (read more)

You Are Never Too Old

March 21, 2007

In the library, I came across a book on antiques. It was filled with pictures of old furniture and other antique items. Below the pictures were the dollar values. Some articles were highly priced; others were not. Their value as … (read more)

Where Strength Is Found

October 5, 2006

I called a medical clinic recently, hoping to refill a prescription for headache medication. The line to the physician's office was busy. I was asked to hold, and was left to listen to loud music while I waited. It was … (read more)

Why, Lord?

July 4, 2006

Recently, I was watching a television program in which Madonna, the pop singer, was being interviewed by a British journalist. He was asking her about Kaballah, an ancient Jewish mysticism that she, and a number of pop celebrities, have begun … (read more)

Cleaning House

June 14, 2006

Though it was summertime and I knew it should be hot, some of us had found it far too hot for outdoor activities, even the things we needed to be tending, like weeding the garden. Just to sit out-of-doors was … (read more)

Through The Eyes Of A Child

March 4, 2006

I recently celebrated a birthday. Birthdays are something that I have not been able to embrace until this year. Most of my childhood birthdays have been a blur. Over this past year, though, God has been walking me through so … (read more)

My First Car

February 8, 2006

I fondly remember when I purchased my first new car and was able to pick the colour of the exterior and the interior. I loved that car. The day I got it was a very memorable day. I didn't think … (read more)

Replace Anxiety With God's Peace

October 20, 2005

"Don't be anxious and don't worry." This was God's Word delivered by my daughter. In conversation with her about the pending sale of our house and the purchase of one in another province, I clearly conveyed how concerned I was. … (read more)

Putter

September 30, 2005

When we first came over from Scotland, our family brought many cherished personal belongings that reminded us of the "auld country". Amongst these treasures was an old hickory-shafted putter that I had owned since I was a child. I bought … (read more)

The Most Private Room

September 29, 2005

It seemed that children were in every corner of the house. I was desperate for privacy and wanted my husband to expand our old farmhouse in any direction! I came up with dozens of totally impractical schemes that involved knocking … (read more)

Answered Prayer

September 1, 2005

While on summer holidays, we sleep in a tent. Although it occasionally presents difficulties, it is usually an enjoyable and economical way to travel. Our family travels and sightsees all day, then stops in the evening to set up the … (read more)

God Listens

August 9, 2005

Our week-long Vacation Bible School this summer focused on the Lord's Prayer, following Matthew's account in the King James Version. The first day's theme was "God Listens". By the second day, the ladies in the kitchen, knowing how many children … (read more)

What, Me Worry?

July 21, 2005

During the recent past, I have been having worries that ranged from layoffs at work (and subsequently how to be able to pay the bills), to having to care for an ailing parent. One Friday as I was driving home … (read more)

Hawk

July 3, 2005

A beautiful big Western Cedar sits outside our kitchen window. Balancing on its branches are a few feeders which attract several sorts of little songbirds, such as pine siskins, chickadees, finches, sparrows, and the like. It's interesting to watch the … (read more)

Two Horses

March 9, 2005

Just up the road from my home is a field with two horses in it. From a distance, each looks like every other horse. But if one stops the car, or is walking by, one will notice something quite amazing. … (read more)

Lights

January 6, 2005

On Mondays, I start work at lunchtime and continue until 9:00 p.m. I try not to leave my getting ready to the last minute, because I like to arrive at work without being in a state of stress. However, I … (read more)

Seek And You Shall Find

November 18, 2004

These words had meaning for me when at age 16 I gave my life to God and joined his church. I was an orphan at that time, seeking a way down the corridor of life that was my future. I … (read more)

The Freedom Of Forgiveness

November 16, 2004

Recently, it was necessary to dispose of my sister's personal belongings, and I was amazed at all the items which she had collected and saved during her lifetime. I came across two little exercise books, upon which she had written … (read more)

The Thief

September 4, 2004

Recently, I spent all morning sorting, throwing out well-worn T shirts, and making piles of clothing to give away. It wasn't until I was putting away the summer clothes that I discovered the disaster. Pleased to have come across my … (read more)

How Do We Measure Wealth?

June 19, 2004

In a conversation, I mentioned a trip that I was intending to take, and the response was, "You must be wealthy!" I thought about this, and asked myself, how do we measure wealth? Is it all to do with money? … (read more)

Our Daily Bread

June 17, 2004

As a homemaker, I prepare three meals a day for my family, each one designed with the special needs of the day in mind. For breakfast, food is needed to wake them up and get them energized and going. For … (read more)

Releasing Old Memories

April 18, 2004

I recently joined a memoirs class. Memoir writing is popular because the way of life has changed greatly during the past century. There are many experiences my generation had that are no more. Progress has deleted them. The only way … (read more)

Hidden Treasures

April 15, 2004

Many grandmothers, like me, without a doubt, have a drawer in their dresser where they have stored up treasures over the years to give to the grandchildren when they are around. Like mine, they probably were quick to catch on … (read more)

The Miracle Of The Twigs

March 20, 2004

The Sunday School attendance was beginning to grow, much to the joy of the workers. With this new development, the workers decided to commence a weekly Kids Craft Club. However, in their enthusiasm, they had overlooked the fact that this … (read more)

The Lost Cockatiel (2)

January 8, 2004

Earlier in the week, we had returned a lost cockatiel to its owner, only to discover that two cockatiels had been lost on the same day in our small town. As I agonized over the likelihood of the cockatiel being … (read more)

Let's Talk Turkey

December 18, 2003

Home economists tell us to take great precautions when thawing a large turkey for the holidays. If we are thawing it on the counter, it must be covered in cold water that is repeatedly changed. If we can find room … (read more)

Preparing To Move To Our New Home

September 26, 2003

After twenty-nine years of living in the same area, my husband retired, and we decided to make a major move to be nearer to members of our family. For weeks, we sorted through our possessions, things that we'd kept because … (read more)

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