Search Results for: "1 John 3:"

The Heavy Load

Saturday, March 9, 2024

As a young camp counsellor at Gracefield Christian camp, near Ottawa, Canada, I really enjoyed canoeing. I practised my J-stroke, carefully loaded the flat-bottomed aluminum canoes, and even learned how to right a tipped canoe in deep … Read more

Small Pieces

Tuesday, February 20, 2024

I find working on a jigsaw puzzle to be fascinating, addictive, and annoying, all at the same time. My mother loved doing them while she still had vision, spending hours figuring out the edges, then the main images. It's even harder when … Read more

The Portrait Of Love

Monday, February 5, 2024

As an artist, I have been asked to paint portraits, sometimes of one who has passed as a remembrance for the family. I studied with an exceptional art teacher, who trained in the ateliers and museums of … Read more

The Heart

Tuesday, January 23, 2024

While visiting the veterinarian recently, the receptionist asked me if I would like to see the cat house. I am not really a cat person, but my daughter is, and I knew that she would be interested in what they had to show me. The cat … Read more

Whose Family Do You Belong To?

Friday, January 19, 2024

I was thumbing through some black-and-white photos, taken 60 or more years ago, by my mum and dad: photos of themselves, their friends, and the small town where they grew up. Smiling faces looked back at me from skiing and skating parties … Read more

The Model Kit

Friday, January 5, 2024

When we were children, my older brother excelled at assembling and painting model kits, mostly of military aircraft and vehicles. The small boxes, with vivid photos on top, contained small grey plastic pieces, glue, paint, and instructions … Read more

Jesus, Our Living Hope

Thursday, August 10, 2023

When I was a young child, I started to ask for a pony for my birthday. We lived in a town where there was a good-sized empty acreage across the road from our house. I thought that a pony could live there and that I could ride it every day. … Read more

Swimming Upstream

Saturday, November 19, 2022

One beautiful fall day, as I peered over the railing of a small bridge, an interesting sight met my eyes — bright red fish with green heads: spawning salmon. By an inborn instinct, they were all heading the same way — upstream. If you … Read more


Wednesday, April 13, 2022

This Scripture caught my attention recently. Herod and Pilate became friends! How extraordinary that Luke recorded this part of Jesus' trial. Two men who appeared to be enemies became friends to accomplish their goal: getting rid of … Read more

Love For Your Neighbour

Tuesday, September 8, 2020

On top of an old wooden box telephone hanging on the wall in Mother Rowe's veranda, a robin built her nest. She faithfully set on the eggs and hatched all four. When the babies were just two days old, tragedy struck. A cat got the mother … Read more

Hi Ho Silver, Away!

Tuesday, August 4, 2020

I hobbled along, sore of foot, determined to make it around the block in good time. Just past the bend, I came upon a most bewildering sight. Stopping and startled, I tried to make sense of what was happening in front of me. A tall, older … Read more

A Harvest Of Righteousness

Thursday, June 4, 2020

My husband John and I farmed for many years. Each summer, we grew a huge garden. We had a small greenhouse to start some vegetables early. I loved to be out in the garden to weed and watch things grow. Seeds were planted and patience was … Read more

A Lifetime Of Firsts

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Have you ever thought about how many "firsts" that we all experience in a lifetime? Some of those firsts we don't remember at all: our first breath, first step, first birthday, first tooth … . But the years tumble along, and we begin to … Read more

Drip, Drip, Drip

Sunday, October 13, 2019

When God suggested that we move, I wanted a house that was new. After all, I had suggested to God, "This is what You should want for us, right?" God heard, but had different, better plans. It is an older bungalow with an attic which has … Read more

Suffering For God's Glory

Monday, February 25, 2019

The Indonesian archipelago consists of 17,508 islands, of which about 6,000 are inhabited. For about 300 years, these islands were called the Dutch East Indies. First mention of the Dutch being there was around 1595. In 1800, it became a … Read more

Our Inheritance

Friday, February 22, 2019

An inheritance is something passed down from parents to their children or other persons named in their will. As a child of my parents, I inherited their cottage when they passed away. When my husband and I retired, almost twenty years ago, … Read more

Unconditional Love

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

When we lived in England, we resided in a pleasant town just south of London. One Friday evening, we were away to London for a show, and on Saturday morning, I saw that there was a broken window in the door of the back entrance to the … Read more

Remember Your Valentine

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Once in a while, I enjoy doing a word puzzle to enhance my vocabulary and concentration skills. The goal of one particular game was to find as many words as possible within the phrase, REMEMBER YOUR VALENTINE. It is believed that these … Read more

One Thing To Be Thankful For

Friday, October 6, 2017

Throughout our married years, as times and people came and went, our Thanksgivings consisted of hosting parents, relatives, friends, university students, and then, our adult children and little grandkids. However, as time moved on, … Read more


Monday, March 6, 2017

Some days, I'm in a lot of pain. It seems that my whole body aches. Other days, it's like the pain moves from one place to another. It might be my legs or my feet or my knees or my hands. Oh, the joys of getting older and having arthritis! … Read more

Resurrection Evidence

Monday, March 28, 2016

There are some folk who don't believe in Jesus because they don't want to, and they easily find reasons not to. There are others who would really like to believe, if only they had assurance that the gospel is believable. There are many … Read more

A Changing Culture

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Last Sunday at worship, the sermon dealt with the changing times and the closing of so many churches. It made me feel so sad, for I see the changes all around me. What can I do? What does Jesus intend for our future as a Christian body — … Read more

Case Dismissed

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

With curiosity, I watched an interesting video showing the work of a street evangelist. Most people walked right by him, paying no attention at all. He was asking the question, "Are we good people?" There were a few who stopped to listen. … Read more

In My Wake

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

As I drove along the road, there was a very large truck in front of me. As the truck moved along, I noticed that as it went by, grass and branches danced and swayed, dirt made little whirlwinds, and sometimes, garbage flew around. This … Read more

The Greatest Gift

Saturday, August 23, 2014

One day when I was downtown, I saw a young girl I know hugging three guys, and then before she left, I heard them all say, "Love you", and they went their separate ways. I asked my daughter about this, for she knows more about young … Read more

God's Transforming Power

Friday, March 15, 2013

Jack Patrick was just one of the usual tough, uncouth, young boys of our rough neighbourhood. Like the rest of us, he had a command of bad language and his share of bad habits. But Jesus found him and the change was quite evident. He … Read more

Intercessory Prayer – Bind And Destroy

Sunday, June 10, 2012

On several occasions over the past twenty-five years, I have made lists of people for whom I wanted the love of God to become real. About ten years ago, I began to walk with God in a ministry of intercessory … Read more

Glimpses Of Truth

Monday, April 25, 2011

The foundation of the Christian message is the historical resurrection of Jesus Christ. The Lord conquered death as He had promised. He was seen by a number of people on several occasions following His resurrection. One such occasion, was on … Read more

On Display

Sunday, April 26, 2009

The box is well weathered, but still intact, holding the book in place. I can remember as a child, on occasions when we moved, catching glimpses of this box, only for it to be put away again. It was never … Read more

Love In Our Daily Lives

Friday, February 13, 2009

Recently, we had a Sunday storm with winds of ninety kilometres per hour. Rain fell steadily, making slick the ice-covered church steps and parking lot. Because of the wind, I found it difficult even to stand without being blown sideways … Read more

New Commandments

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

There are many sets of "Commandments". As a hunter safety training instructor, I teach the "Ten Commandments of Hunter Safety" to every class, and strongly recommend compliance. Then, there are the "Safety Patrol Commandments" which we taught student Crossing Guards, … Read more

From The Foundation Up

Friday, August 22, 2008

Our congregation has recently begun the building of a new church. I pass by almost once a day. I have watched the land being stripped and brought to a grade level needed for construction. I know that this is part … Read more

Beauty To The Eyes

Friday, August 1, 2008

Recently, while I was reading a article on the Internet, the following title caught my eye: "Planet Earth: Birds of Paradise". When I clicked on the link, it was a video showing 42 different species of birds that are found … Read more

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