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My "Deprived" Upbringing

Saturday, July 16, 2022

This past week, I asked a neighbour to email me a list of old television shows which she thought that I'd enjoy. I replied with a longwinded "Thanks", which afterward exploded within me into an overwhelming sense of gratitude for my … Read more

In Jubilant Style

Sunday, June 27, 2021

To be born Welsh is to be born with music in your blood and poetry in your soul. – Welsh proverb Welsh men's choirs are world-renowned and have become the most treasured and remarkable feature of Wales. Hymn singing there was closely tied … Read more

Big Steps

Sunday, September 20, 2020

Historic Molly Butler Lodge and Restaurant is in Greer, Arizona, USA. At 8,356 feet in elevation, it's a refreshing retreat from the ferocious Arizona heat. Established in 1910 by pioneer Molly Butler in the wilds of the White Mountains, … Read more

What Is Worship?

Thursday, June 11, 2020

"ALL WORSHIP CANCELLED" announced the sign in front of a church in my neighbourhood. In response to COVID-19 regulations, most churches have cancelled their Sunday services for a period of time. That's what the sign was meant to convey. … Read more

Songs Of Creation

Monday, September 18, 2017

Recently, I watched a wonderful video presentation by Louie Giglio, pastor of Passion City Church in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. His message clearly demonstrated how nature itself, from the heavens to the great deep, is literally singing … Read more

From The Lips Of Children — And Adults

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

While I was eating lunch with my sister-in-law and her little lad about three-and-a-half years of age, my sister-in-law's phone rang, and she left the table to answer. Just then, the little lad finished his bowl of spaghetti and cheese, … Read more

Hearing God

Sunday, March 6, 2016

This morning, I stood in front of my patio windows witnessing the sunrise. I was overcome with the sense of God's power, and I felt profoundly privileged as the colours changed and the sun glistened on the snow. For the past three weeks, … Read more

An Attitude Of Gratitude

Sunday, March 22, 2015

One winter evening many years ago, when I was in active ministry, we held Bible studies in my home, the church manse, where we read the Bible, prayed, and shared. We often finished our time together with the Lord's Prayer. We gathered in … Read more

The Move

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Our son is now unemployed and homeless. A recent university graduate with big dreams and empty pockets, he was facing one of life's crossroads: return home or stay put — security versus opportunity. The scenic university town had captured his … Read more


Sunday, October 23, 2011

I have a sweet friend who always makes negative, unkind comments about herself. I look at her, smile, and respond, "Don't say bad things about my friend!" How many times do you hear someone making negative, disparaging comments about the … Read more

Waves Of Joy

Sunday, March 21, 2010

One of my fondest memories of Easter morning took place at the seashore. It happened when I was pastor to the Scottish fishing village of Dunure. At 8:00 a.m. each Easter, the villagers gathered outside the Kennedy Hall to praise … Read more

A Thousand Generations

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

They say that a new generation is born about every 20 to 25 years. This may mean that in any given century, four to five generations of one family are born. In the twentieth century, my grandfather was born in … Read more


Friday, February 9, 2007

First thing in the morning when I arise, I want to dash to the computer and read my e-mail. I want to see who has written. It could be a sibling; it could be a friend; it could be an … Read more

The Beauty Of Silent Music

Monday, November 6, 2006

Recently, I attended a women's conference. This was my first time attending such an event. After getting myself comfortable in the auditorium, I made sure that I had an unobstructed view and that I was comfortable for the evening. As … Read more

While I Walk

Wednesday, February 19, 2003

It is mid-morning. While I walk, I smell the freshness of the fog, and see the early buds beginning to burst. While I walk past a window, someone is sitting at a desk, poring over a pile of papers. I … Read more

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