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Radiant Faces

August 14, 2021

The older gentleman approached me in the crowd of bustling shoppers. Wispy, white hair curled around his ears. "Ma'am," he said. "Can you help me find something in this store?" I paused from my work and smiled at him — a wide, beaming, …( read more )

Letters Without Stamps

January 14, 2020

Stamps have been important throughout our country's history for sending and receiving mail — primarily letters — back and forth across the country. Besides train, truck, and air, some famous delivery methods were the Overland Stage and …( read more )

The Letter

December 7, 2018

Once a year before Christmas, I write a family newsletter, which I then send to friends and relatives. It depicts the major as well as some of the minor happenings of our life throughout the year. I always begin the letter with a …( read more )

Little Piggy's House Of Straw

April 30, 2017

The above texts remind me of The Three Little Pigs story, specifically the foolish piggy who built his house with straw. The big, bad wolf easily toppled his house — all because of faulty building material. That's essentially the …( read more )


January 21, 2016

We hear an awful lot about change these days. Everything is "new and improved". People move, change jobs, and grow old (if they are lucky). Seasons change, and so often, we hate it. We are, like every other living thing God created, …( read more )

The Ordinary

September 23, 2014

Every day possible, I walk in the woods with my dogs, and on sunny days, I am always amazed how the ordinary and even unsightly things are transformed into the beautiful by those warm and vibrant rays. An ordinary piece of moss glows with …( read more )

Sweet Potato

May 30, 2014

A small apartment is my home now, and the many tiny gifts given to me over the years decoratively enhance my room. There are some angel figurines, pictures, and Bible verses around that make my simple existence comfortable and content. I …( read more )

The Hanging

May 27, 2011

Recently in church, my eyes were drawn to a wall hanging about Christ's crucifixion, made by some of the talented quilters in our congregation. The ladies tell me that they were not aware of the symbolism while it was in … (read more)

Old Year Reflections, New Year Revelations

December 31, 2010

At this time of our beginning Australian summer, most of our early mornings are mild, bright, and as yet relievingly flyless. Our many lakes, dams, pools, and ocean inlet waters are glass-still, attractively revealing mirror-like reflections of the sky and … (read more)


September 17, 2010

We recently met friends for coffee, and we got talking about Skype, which is a computer programme that allows people to talk with their family and friends all over the world. It is much like a telephone conversation, but people … (read more)


May 19, 2010

I recently was at an event where there were young children. One of the children wanted to show me his car. As he was showing it to me, he told me that it was a special car. I asked him … (read more)

Blessed Are The Merciful

May 3, 2010

Through God's perfectly gracious mercy to me thirty years ago, I was given a lastingly grateful heart, ever growing in thanksgiving, praise, and worship. Through my family's godly mercy I was given their total "let's not remember" forgiveness, and shared … (read more)


March 14, 2010

Since my dear mother passed away four years ago, one of the things I treasure is her old scrapbook, packed with memories of her life as a young girl. This keepsake, though written long ago in another time, in another … (read more)

Prayer Changes Us

July 22, 2009

My neighbour's face was pale, haggard, and tear-stained as she told me that she hadn't slept all night. She had received very upsetting news; she was worried, afraid, and despairing. "It's hopeless," said Sally, "and there's nothing I can do … (read more)

The Unveiling

April 22, 2009

A large parcel of land was surrounded by homes and busy streets. Then came the earthmovers. Small trees were removed; the land was stripped; footings were dug. Day by day and week by week, we watched the land being transformed. … (read more)

The Hand-held Mirror

February 23, 2009

Today, I picked up my hand-held mirror to check the back of my hairdo to see if it would pass inspection. What I beheld in the glass was marred by splotches of dried toothpaste, water spots, and other minute detritus … (read more)

In A Thick Fog

May 23, 2007

When I was young, I lived close Lake Ontario. Sometimes I could hear the lake freighters blasting their foghorns. It was usually in a thick fog that they gave out three short blasts, followed by a quiet silence that brought … (read more)

Live For Him

December 31, 2005

Coloured silicone bracelets first became known and popularized by Lance Armstrong when he launched his yellow band inscribed with "Live Strong" as a fundraiser for cancer which he had battled and beaten. Since then, other colours have crept into the … (read more)

By Sight Or By Sound?

July 9, 2005

I was observing a robin as he scurried along through the tall green grass. He moved quickly, then stopped, tilted his head, and bang — down went his beak into the ground. Often he came up empty. Then he got … (read more)

The Damascus Road Continues On

May 14, 2005

When I first became a Christian, I was looking for an "instant fix". Just as the apostle Paul had been struck down on the Damascus Road, I was expecting an instant transformation that was going to perfect me and turn … (read more)

Reflect His Light

January 11, 2005

As a child, I heard many fascinating stories about what was on the moon — one of the first being the story about the cow that jumped over the moon. Someone told me that there was a man on the … (read more)


May 4, 2002

My photographic abilities are not of the professional category. I'm not adept in filters, light meters, time-exposure settings, or anything else that distinguishes the professional from the amateur. Even so, I do manage to capture some pretty wonderful images, and … (read more)

Chains – A Help Or A Hindrance?

January 6, 2002

While clearing out my father-in-law's home following his death, we came upon a set of six old tire chains — four for the tires plus two spares, for sometimes something might snap and an extra one would be needed. They … (read more)

Comfortably Removed

October 19, 1999

How many times have you and I been comfortably removed from a situation, one that we thought did not involve us? As a Christian, involvement is what God calls obedience, and there is no way in which we can risk … (read more)

Pro-D Day

March 11, 1998

The words "Pro-D Day" (or "PD Day" in some places) will certainly stir up different feelings with anyone who has children in the school system. Pro-D Day stands for Professional Development Day and that is the day that the children … (read more)

Faces (1)

December 1, 1997

There you have it, plain as anything. We bear the image of our Father-Creator. He means us to bear his likeness during our time on earth. Would anyone notice? Take our faces for example. Consider the influence we wield just … (read more)

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