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Friday, September 23, 2022

I was driving north on Interstate 15 in southern California, USA, on my way to a granddaughter's wedding. I'd left the San Diego airport in a rental car, following the GPS on my phone as I drove. After half an hour, I was directed to take … Read more

Oma's God Book

Sunday, September 11, 2022

"Please read the God Book, Oma!" pleaded my five-year-old granddaughter. I realized that she was referring to The Toddler's Bible by V. Gilbert Beers, even though I had never called it the God Book. That was her idea! I was thrilled. … Read more

Love Letters

Monday, February 14, 2022

At the restaurant, I handed out little bags of candy hearts, the kind with words printed on them, to each of the volunteers with whom we were working for the month of February in Phoenix, Arizona, USA. Valentine's Day was a good excuse to … Read more

Radiant Faces

Saturday, 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

Tuesday, 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

Friday, 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

Sunday, 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


Thursday, 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

Tuesday, 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

Friday, 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

Friday, 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

Friday, 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


Friday, 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


Wednesday, 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

Monday, 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


Sunday, 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

Wednesday, 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

Wednesday, 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

Monday, 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

Wednesday, 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

Saturday, 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?

Saturday, 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

Saturday, 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

Tuesday, 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


Saturday, 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?

Sunday, 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

Tuesday, 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

Wednesday, 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)

Monday, 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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