Archive for January, 2022

The Medicine

January 20, 2022

My granddaughters and I, plus two of the dogs, had to spend the day in Whitehorse, Yukon. One of the dogs, Simon, was having surgery, which meant that we had to be on the road by 6 a.m. in order to arrive at the vet's by 8 a.m. The other …( read more )

All That Glisters Is Not Gold

January 19, 2022

There was a time, before I trusted in Jesus' knowing better than myself, when everything worldly seemed up for grabs. It was a time of exploring our coming-of-age freedoms. For me, this included a girlfriend. Latterly, I realized that …( read more )

Throughout The Ages

January 18, 2022

During the COVID-19 shutdown, for more than a year and a half now, Greta and I have watched a great number of services on YouTube from a church in the Netherlands, which we attended a number of times when we went there on a family visit. …( read more )

The B-I-B-L-E, Yes, That's The Book For Me

January 17, 2022

I remember a dream that I had when my oldest son was nine. He and I and two angels dressed in white were standing in heaven beside a giant Bible, taller than we were. The pages of the Bible had fallen open to these words: In the dream, I …( read more )

The Glory Of God In Creation

January 16, 2022

When we retired and moved to our present home in Sauble Beach, Ontario, Canada, I became very interested in photography and took plenty of pictures of the beautiful sunsets in this area, many of which are now framed and hanging in our …( read more )

God Has Chosen You

January 15, 2022

I remember the first time when I was asked to share a message with God's people at a Sunday service and how I almost refused the offer to preach, because I was skeptical and timid. Days before the day when I was to preach, I tried to …( read more )

Wiser Behind The Wheel

January 14, 2022

During my first year at university, I moved back in with my parents. But school was in another town, requiring me to drive there if I enrolled. Cars didn't rust out where we lived, and my father kept an old car going for each of the six of …( read more )

Chewing On Sin

January 13, 2022

Nasty. Repulsive. Though he doesn't know what an adjective is, I could tell that these two were circling in his mind. My wife recently introduced our middle grandson to table food. We could tell that baby food wasn't satisfying him any …( read more )

Marking A Milestone

January 12, 2022

Seventy years ago today, I entered this life. The expectation at that time was that a good and long life would span 70 years, and maybe, just maybe, I might see 80. Her majesty was just beginning her reign, acceding to the throne on …( read more )

An Apple

January 11, 2022

In recent months, I have started eating an apple each evening. As I thought about this delightful experience, a Google search broadened my knowledge. Though the forbidden fruit of Eden in the Book of Genesis is not identified, popular …( read more )

The Driver's Seat

January 10, 2022

Recently, one of my dogs, Denver, had a veterinarian appointment. Normally, he rides in the truck bed under the canopy. But on this day, he was going to have to ride in the passenger front seat, something that he had never done before. …( read more )

He Is Our Inheritance

January 9, 2022

It seems like only yesterday that my sister gently cradled a small box in her hand and gently lifted the lid. Inside, for her Christmas tree, rested heirloom ornaments, her inheritance from our grandmother. One by one, she raised each …( read more )

Fear Not

January 8, 2022

Leading up to and during the Christmas season, we read how the angel of the Lord told Zacharias that he and Elizabeth were to have a child who would be the forerunner of the coming Messiah, how the angel told Mary that she would be the …( read more )

Those Blessed Worms

January 7, 2022

Today, I'd like to spotlight those little annoyances which subtly chew holes in our orderly lives. Perhaps, it's yet another telemarketer or an insensitive remark. These may not feel like a big deal, or they may trouble us greatly. …( read more )

Age Shall Not Weary Them

January 6, 2022

The older I get, the more that I realize that I have a unique role to play in life. I spent many years in active service to our Lord. I am now at a different point in my faith journey where I have just as much to share, but often with a …( read more )

Me Too!

January 5, 2022

New global weather patterns make their presence felt and impose the requirement to change the way that we do life or else suffer the consequences: drought, wildfires, floods, and landslides, in addition to war, famine, and plague. …( read more )

Baby Snatcher

January 4, 2022

A large man was kicking in my front door, interrupting the nap that I'd been taking with my children, ages three and four. "I want my kids!" he was screaming. There was no time to run and hide, so I bundled my sleepy two under the …( read more )

Day And Night

January 3, 2022

These days, there are few daylight hours. Here in Red Deer, Alberta, Canada, at latitude 52 degrees, 16 minutes north, on the winter solstice, December 21st, the shortest day of the year, there were 7 hours and 41 minutes of daylight. That …( read more )

Smelling Good For God

January 2, 2022

Having been antique collectors and dealers for several years, my wife and I love the smell of "old". How does "old" smell? Perhaps only those who deal with old things can tell. When I open a book published in the 1800s, I smell "old". …( read more )

Resolutions

January 1, 2022

It is now 2022 — a new year. Frequently, people make New Year's resolutions — although more are probably broken than kept! Resolutions require a decision to do — or not to do — something, and then action to make that resolution …( read more )

 



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