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Faithful

Monday, June 28, 2021

When John and I married, the dog on the farm was named Sharp. Sharp would do things to make farming easier for us, like fetching the cows and herding the pigs. He was a good watchdog and would sound the alarm when necessary. One day when … Read more

Sweeter Than Honey

Monday, January 11, 2021

Growing in Christ has been lovely and exhilarating for me. As time has passed, I have found myself always bringing words of Scripture into my everyday confabulations with friends and family. One day, someone said to me, "Why do you always … Read more

Loving God's Children

Monday, May 11, 2020

During this time of social distancing, of staying at home, and of home schooling, I've been watching all kinds of suggestions on social media as to how to keep children entertained at home, while maintaining their education. Many of the … Read more

The Recipe

Thursday, August 29, 2019

A lady I once worked with was complaining that her muffins never turned out. I shared that I had a no-fail recipe and would bring it in to work for her. She was quite pleased. I did take the recipe in, and she asked me if it was … Read more

Baby At The Police Station

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

"A baby who has been left alone is being held down at the police station," said the message on our phone. My husband, the social worker on duty, asked if I'd go along with him as backup. When we got to the station, he went off to find … Read more

Kingdoms Of The World

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

My Thursday evening Bible group is studying the Book of Revelation. Recently, we discussed the incredible actions of the angelic being in chapter ten. While this messenger is identified as a "mighty angel", some believe that the amazing … Read more

The Look Of Love

Thursday, January 7, 2016

When I began in ministry many years ago, I quickly realized that I didn't have enough love for all the people in my congregations. I cried out to God for His love. It was then that I experienced an overwhelming flood of loving care for the … Read more

The Gate

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

After five years, I was finally able to expand my corral. It is now almost twice as large, and the horses and goats love it. With the expansion came a second gate, making access to the paddock so much easier. Frank, my gelding, however, … Read more

Christianity For Dummies

Saturday, August 24, 2013

There are a lot of For Dummies books available. We have a few of them around our house: – Guitar for DummiesDigital Photography for DummiesScrapbooking for DummiesGPS for DummiesPCs for Dummies I must say that … Read more

Butterfly Stomach

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

"How do you do it?" my friend stammered. "How do you go out and talk to them? I hate it. I don't know their names, and I hate crowds." (So that's why she was hiding in the broom closet.) After I explained that the guests probably felt the … Read more

The Answer

Thursday, February 21, 2013

One of the three-year-olds in a parent-tot drop-in that I run has been going through a very cute stage. Whenever she is asked something which either she doesn't have the answer for or else she would rather not give the answer to, she … Read more

Going Home

Sunday, November 6, 2011

I have recently watched a few television shows about dying or death and what happens afterwards, ranging from the secular Dr. Oz to the spiritual 700 Club. We are all interested in it, even though we say that we don't … Read more

No Passport Required

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

With the increasing threats to security all around the world, a passport has become a very important item to have. Most countries will deny entry by air, sea, or land, unless one has a valid passport. Since my passport was … Read more

Let Jesus' Love Flow

Monday, June 20, 2011

Initially in my early church life, I'd be most uncomfortable when anyone preached on the above Scripture. I didn't believe that I could attain to Jesus' love for every Christian in and outside my church. No, not me! Oh, my, … Read more

Passwords

Friday, April 15, 2011

These days, it seems that we need passwords to access so many things. Online shopping requires one. Our bank machines require one. In fact, so many things require passwords that keeping track of them all nearly drives me nuts. Passwords … Read more

Texting Shortcuts

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Okay, so I have succumbed to using shortcuts when texting. Yes, I even miss the occasional comma or period in my texting. It has taken me a long time to use some of the shortcuts. BTW, by the way, I … Read more

Change

Friday, May 21, 2010

Prince, my collie, loved playing with sticks. He was forever carrying one around in his mouth and was also forever trying to bring the stick inside through the dog door. No matter how many times he tried, however, he could … Read more

The Gift

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

A number of years ago while attending a course, I was confronted with the assignment of writing out a testimony about my life as a Christian, and telling when I was saved. I began to write my testimony, but when … Read more

The Great Santa Claus In The Sky

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

I was attempting to finish my poster on time for December when I thought of looking for something to illuminate the topic of "Christmas". I went to a source for clip art. Guess what! I found only one "Christmas" image … Read more

Distracted

Sunday, November 16, 2008

I had a very disconcerting moment recently. I left my home to pick up the current catalogues of a major retailer, and on leaving my car, I tucked my keys into my waistband and proceeded into the store. There, I … Read more

Leaving A Mark

Thursday, May 24, 2007

My car needed to go in for some scheduled warranty work. I usually keep my car tidy, but after a winter of snow and cold, it needed a little more care to tidy it up. After taking the time to … Read more

Prayerful Gifts Of Love

Friday, December 2, 2005

This year as I planned my Christmas gift for my daughter and her children, I was reminded of the conversation I had with a lady several years ago. "Anna" knew her long battle with cancer was nearly over, and as … Read more

The Broken Mailbox

Monday, February 11, 2002

In our area we have a special mailbox for receiving newspapers. It's similar to our regular mailbox, except that it has no door. It is fastened to the pole just below each regular mailbox. My neighbour's newspaper mailbox is broken. … Read more

Martyrs

Tuesday, November 20, 2001

As we continue to reflect on the devastating events of September 11, much has been said in an attempt to understand those men who were willing to give their lives to commit such terrible acts of violence and hatred. Probably … Read more

A Happy Ending

Thursday, December 30, 1999

Have you ever read a story in a book that you never wanted to end? One time that happened to me. The story had me laughing, crying, amazed and intrigued as I turned the pages. At times, I imagined myself … Read more

All In The Family

Monday, June 21, 1999

One of the situations in the world that really just breaks my heart is that taking place in southern Sudan. The persecution which is happening there is just appalling. Villages are attacked, men are killed and women are violated, and … Read more

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