Search Results for: "1 Corinthians 12:"

We Are Not Alone

Friday, June 9, 2023

"Would you be available to sub today?" It was a text message early one morning recently from the principal of the school where I used to teach. I arrived at the school to find that my assignment included three different grade levels — … Read more

A More Excellent Way

Wednesday, May 24, 2023

When I taught French many years ago, one of the boys in my class failed a test. The next day, his mother came to me and made a startling request: "Mrs. B, would you let Ethan take his test again?" I had never had anyone ask me that before, … Read more

The Sandwich

Wednesday, January 11, 2023

First came two pieces of freshly baked bread. One slice was spread with a bit of butter, the other with a hint of mayonnaise. Next, thinly sliced turkey was layered, then tomato. Cucumber adorned the tomato. Extra-old white cheese topped … Read more

Just A Jingle Bell

Thursday, December 15, 2022

I was discouraged about the mission trip to Antigua that I volunteered for in 2007. The small parts that I had been assigned in the presentation to the elementary school students did not go well. They were not engaged in the introductory … Read more

The Team

Tuesday, October 11, 2022

At this time of year, some sports teams such as baseball reach the conclusion of their year, while other sports, such as basketball and hockey, start their year. A team is defined simply as persons working together. As we watch the top … Read more

Investing Wisely

Tuesday, June 15, 2021

At some point in our lives, many of us will invest money for our retirement. Those of us who are retired may be drawing an additional source of income from the investments that we made when we were younger. Some, however, may have seen … Read more

Frederick's Tools

Friday, April 16, 2021

My friend nostalgically opened the leather crafting tools that she and her granddaughter had placed in a shadow box years before. Tenderly, she touched the worn wooden handles of tools that her husband's great-grandfather Frederick had … Read more

Club Benefits

Saturday, November 7, 2020

We had the clubhouse. All we needed was members. My cousin and his family lived next door to my maternal grandparents on a large farm. The closest neighbours belonged to another race, and because of the culture, neither he nor his … Read more

Part Of The Crew

Saturday, September 26, 2020

I love sailing, and I love racing. We have dedicated positions as part of the crew. I am on the mainsail. Others can be found in the cockpit around me, others are at the mast, while still others are responsible for the bow, and of course, … Read more

The Bubonic Plague Of 1527

Thursday, August 20, 2020

Some years ago, we were on a "Cities of the Reformation" tour, and we visited Eisleben, Germany, where Martin Luther, the great Reformer, was born on November 10th, 1483, and where he died on February 18th, 1546. We also visited … Read more

Adopted By Grace

Sunday, August 16, 2020

The glorious, unshakable, objective foundation of our being Christians is that God chose you and me to be adopted and share in His inheritance, bound together by God's grace and love in the one body of Christ! The deepest and strongest … Read more

Portuguese Man O' War

Saturday, February 22, 2020

The Portuguese Man o' War is made up of millions of polyps called zooids. These zooids work together to function as a single organism. They differentiate so that some become dedicated to stinging, catching, defence, digestion, or … Read more

Body Works

Thursday, November 7, 2019

Quite recently, I've started to watch a cable channel which is totally dedicated to auto mechanics. I know practically nothing about cars, but I find these programs fascinating. Each program usually begins with an experienced mechanic … Read more

A Better Way

Saturday, March 23, 2019

After three summers in my 34-foot fifth wheel, you'd think that I'd have figured out what works best and where to put everything, but this year, I discovered several ways to improve both the use and function of space. I replaced the couch … Read more

The Unsung Heroes Of The Music World

Thursday, December 27, 2018

I started out playing French horn as a fifth-grader in our elementary school beginner band. One reason that I picked out the French horn was that my mom had encouraged me to choose something a little more unusual than clarinet or flute. … Read more

We All Have A Purpose

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

How many times have you heard someone say, "Did you see that? The pastor just walked right by me and didn't even say hello!" How many times do we get offended because the pastor didn't live up to our expectations or include us in whatever … Read more


Monday, May 8, 2017

Don't you just love receiving a gift, especially one that's unexpected? Our Father in heaven is generous and enjoys bestowing gifts on His children. If we allow the Holy Spirit to open our eyes, God will surprise us. Recently this little … Read more

A Cooperative Effort

Saturday, December 17, 2016

When the children were little ones, on Christmas Eve or just before, my hubby, the kids, and I piled into the car and drove to the Christmas tree lot where we selected a tree, usually from the cheaper ones in the back. We'd haul it home … Read more

Finding The Right Fit

Monday, July 4, 2016

I used to think that I should cheerfully take on any job my church asked of me. But when I was asked to do tasks that I really wasn't suited for, I began to be resentful. With so few workers in my church, after a few years, I was burned … Read more

All One Body

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

In years past, I have chronicled the development of the PresbyCan Daily Devotional in devotionals like " Bread On The Waters ", " Death Of A Vision ", and " What God Has Prepared ", but each of them has focused on what happened in myRead more


Wednesday, November 18, 2015

The human body is a complex creation which comprises a head (which includes the brain, ears, eyes, mouth, and nose), neck, thorax (which includes the lungs and heart), abdomen (which includes the digestive organs), arms and hands, legs and … Read more

We Are The Church

Saturday, July 25, 2015

In our town of 8,500 people, we have eleven Christian church buildings: eight still active, one for sale, one already sold, and three without clergy. Obviously, in the past, our forebears felt the need to build all these churches in which … Read more

Partakers All

Monday, January 5, 2015

Have you switched yet? Studies suggest that whole grain breads are healthier than the white, doughy stuff our mothers used for our lunches. It includes the whole grain, not just bits left over from the milling process. You may have … Read more

Slave Labour

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Since 1961, our family has owned waterfront property up the coast of British Columbia, Canada. Most mornings during our holidays, we could be found sitting on the patio with coffee cups in our hands, gazing up the beautiful inlet. … Read more

Journey To Jerusalem – Not What You Think!

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

This devotional has been running around my mind and onto several pieces of paper several times for months, and in that time, horrendous wars have erupted in the world with unspeakable atrocities committed. So the irony and seriousness of … Read more

The Body

Sunday, May 25, 2014

The life of a superhero is one that we are all familiar with, whether from books, television, or movies. What stands out most about superheroes is their invincibility. No matter how far they fall or whatever they run into, they have the … Read more

Carrying One Another's Burdens

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Two years ago my left hip broke, and it has not healed well. I have to use a walker. Many people have helped me wheel groceries to my car and put them in the trunk. Teenaged boys at church have lifted my walker into the back seat of my … Read more

The Missing Piece

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Occasionally, my daughter volunteers her time at a particular nursing home in our area. She enjoys interacting with some of the residents and getting to know a little about their lives. One man likes putting together large jigsaw puzzles … Read more

The Forest

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

As we travelled from Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada, down the Island Highway to sightsee in Victoria, I was struck by the vast forest which bordered each side of the road. The trees grew so close together, yet each one was lush and … Read more

The Common Good

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Some days, I wonder why I write at all. Many days, I don't feel like writing anything, yet I do anyway. Why? The answer to that question is twofold: the Lord has given me a gift which He wants me to use for the glory of His kingdom, and … Read more

Making Soup

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

I love soup! Before I retired, I never made my own soup, but now that I am retired, I make it all the time. Every batch of soup that I make is different from the previous batch — a little … Read more

Serving God Through Life's Transitions

Sunday, May 6, 2012

God has blessed each of us with unique gifts. Some of us have great gifts, such as in teaching, healing sickness, or in giving leadership. Other gifts, though less publicly visible, can just as surely bring honour to God. Over … Read more

Various Parts – One Head

Thursday, August 25, 2011

The human body is made for the eyes, and the eyes are made for the body. One without the other would not function fully. My old body is feeling its age. The ribs and hips and joints are having an … Read more

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