Archive for February, 2011

Say To This Mountain

Monday, February 28, 2011

Most of us can recall a time when we passed by a school that we attended earlier in life or a house that used to be our home, but is no longer. I have come to think of some of … Read more

Giants Or Grasshoppers?

Sunday, February 27, 2011

As our reconciled family was moving on in the knowledge and love of our Lord, we found ourselves failing to maintain godly peace in our home, which resulted in devastating, ugly, harmful, warring disharmony. Mercifully, God's all-powerful revelation truth did … Read more

Relationship With Our Father

Saturday, February 26, 2011

We are creatures of habit. We get up at the same time every day. We go through the routine of washing, brushing our teeth, getting dressed, eating breakfast. We go to work at the same time, come home for supper … Read more

Reading The Riot Act

Friday, February 25, 2011

The Riot Act was passed in England in 1715, to be read to mobs to encourage them to disperse. Since then, the saying "reading the Riot Act" has come to mean "to command to stop doing something regarded as wrong … Read more

Alaskan Hummingbirds

Thursday, February 24, 2011

I recently watched an amazing wildlife video on the Internet. A man was feeding hummingbirds from his hand in Alaska. Now, first of all, I didn't realize that hummingbirds went to Alaska. I thought it would be too far north … Read more

Go Ahead, Dad

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Winter had already come to the mountains of South Carolina. What we didn't know would hurt us. My brother, son, daughter, and I planned an overnight camping excursion near Oconee State Park. As we turned onto the partially paved road, … Read more


Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Woke up this morning — the sun is shining … the sky is blue with puffy white clouds … nice temperature … the soybeans and corn are growing … the flowers are blooming. Rejoice! Woke up this morning — the … Read more

Children In the Marketplace

Monday, February 21, 2011

During my mother's illness in the months preceding her death, we spent many enjoyable occasions playing her favourite board game, Parcheesi. I was amazed that she still had the spunk to play, and more often than not, she even managed … Read more

Relational Faith

Sunday, February 20, 2011

What kind of faith do you have? Is it personal, kept to yourself as private, or is it relational, shared with others? This is a very good question, for therein lies a great burden on my heart. As we keep … Read more

Stand Here Awhile

Saturday, February 19, 2011

In 1989, we began building our dream home on our six-acre property. At the lock-up stage of construction, unusually heavy rains caused a massive landslide below our house that left it standing a few feet from the edge of a … Read more

After The Get Up

Friday, February 18, 2011

When Ron broke a bone in his back, he couldn't manage the stairs. In fact, even the couch offered no comfort, so he spent his days on a borrowed sponge mat on our living room floor. Thankfully, surgery brought both … Read more

The Blind Man

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Once I worked in a technical school where there was a vocational rehabilitation refreshment stand operated to provide jobs for the blind and handicapped. The man who operated the cash register was legally blind, but had enough vision to operate … Read more

Prayer Power

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

My family lives about two hours from our city, and I take the back roads through small towns when I go to visit them. The scenery is beautiful, and this route keeps me off the six-lane freeways. One night, however, … Read more

Always Be Ready

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Not again! How many times is this going to happen? I asked myself as I discovered my empty lunch plate. Kate, our Labrador retriever, had made the most of her opportunity once again. No amount of scolding or discipline was … Read more

The Invisible Lover

Monday, February 14, 2011

Have you ever fallen in love with a person you have never seen? I had this wonderful experience with a man who was in the Navy during World War II. A friend connected us when he entered the Bible School … Read more

Storm Unseen

Sunday, February 13, 2011

After two weeks in Florida, USA, away from the winter, with our only concern being how we were going to spend our sunny days, it was time to think about the journey home. Knowing that the drive would take us … Read more

God's Watchful Eye

Saturday, February 12, 2011

During worship on Sundays, Zoë, my two-and-a-half-year-old daughter, plays with her friends off to the side — out of everyone's way, but still within my line of sight. She knows I keep an eye on her to play nicely. … Read more

As Many As The Shells On A Beach

Friday, February 11, 2011

Throughout my forty-six years in Australia, I have continuously frequented the various parts of the ninety-mile beach along our Victorian coastline. The gold and cream-to-white sand, the blue-green sea with its fragrant foamy spray, the breezes and winds are to … Read more


Thursday, 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

The Touch Of The Master's Hand

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Early in January, we were blessed by an uplifting and marvellous devotional describing how a plain and ordinary painting the writer was working on soon became so much more vivid and beautiful when touched by the professional hand … Read more

Answering The Cry

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

It was Tuesday night. My wife and I were eating at a local fast-food restaurant. I noticed him when we first entered. He seemed to meander around in no particular direction. Later, I noticed him at a nearby booth choking … Read more

When The Tree Is Green

Monday, February 7, 2011

During the spring, summer, and fall seasons, I love to sit on the back patio and enjoy the beautiful landscape my husband has designed in our yard. Beside the evergreens, the fig tree is one of my favourites, especially for … Read more


Sunday, February 6, 2011

When Peyton Manning first won the Super Bowl in 2007 for the Indianapolis Colts, he proved all of his critics wrong. Over the years, Peyton had taken a pounding from sports commentators because they believed that he couldn't make a … Read more

The Magnificent Mystery

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Having grown up in Bermuda, I delighted daily in watching the clouds dance in the sunshine and the stars gaze down upon us in the cool of a summer evening. You can tell I am missing those evenings, dwelling here … Read more

The Break

Friday, February 4, 2011

It was a Wednesday evening, and I had just returned home from my friend's house. It was almost eleven o'clock, so I decided to turn the television on to watch the evening news. My mother, who lives downstairs, had just … Read more

Diabetes And Me

Thursday, February 3, 2011

When my husband Ron developed diabetes, I knew he would be in for some lifestyle changes, but I didn't realize just how much his disease would affect me. All of a sudden, the Dairy Queen was no longer our best … Read more

Spiritual Dysfunction

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

I had a problem with my ice maker. The repairman responded quickly to my call. He performed the procedure that he thought necessary to get the water flowing. It did not work. He came again and decided my icemaker needed … Read more

A Life Of Service

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

It's been a year since the earthquake in Haiti, taking with it all the sub-standard concrete buildings that litter Port-au-Prince, and taking with it over 316,000 Haitian lives. A month after the earthquake, a small number from our church arrived … Read more


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