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Are You Honest?

September 22, 2020

I remember my first job interview for a post in the bank. The interviewer looked at me and asked, "Are you honest?" This was a question that got me smiling for a moment before I answered, "Yes, I am honest." The thought that ran through …( read more )

Feeding The Hungry

June 16, 2017

Few verses reach me as deeply and as often as this one today. Most of us in the rich "first world" countries are well fed, but God says that the rich may well be sent away empty. Ouch, that hurts, for unavoidably, though we are not as …( read more )

Remembering … With Purpose

November 11, 2016

Many countries observe the eleventh day of the eleventh month, November, as Remembrance Day, Veterans Day, or Armistice Day, a time set aside to honour the sacrifices of the military, past and present. The eleventh hour was the time on …( read more )

A Humble Start

December 26, 2015

Everything God does on earth has a purpose for humanity, so I have been intrigued by His purpose behind the manger scene and the obvious poverty of the animal stalls and the manger bed. We are so used to the nativity scene with the manger …( read more )

The Dilemma

December 11, 2013

As the Christmas season approaches and I scan both the list of people I would like to give gifts to and also my bank account balance, it is easy for me to feel discouraged. Perhaps you are experiencing a similar dilemma and wondering, as …( read more )

Blind Faith

September 28, 2013

There's an old story told about a seamstress in nineteenth-century France who happened to be blind. One day, her church was trying to raise some money for a mission, and she handed over 20 francs. In those days, that was a lot of money, …( read more )

We Will Remember Them

November 11, 2010

November 11th has always been a very special and solemn day for me — as far back as I can remember. As a child, I watched Remembrance Day parades and wondered why all of the pipers, soldiers, and people were … (read more)

The Lost Summer

July 27, 2009

There was a time in my childhood when my siblings and I were all fostered out to our aunts and uncles. It was during a summer, and my mother had been taken in to the local lunatic asylum. My dad … (read more)

A Heavenly Pearl

March 26, 2009

A friend of mine once lost the diamond in her wedding ring. She searched everywhere, but it was never found. Since then, I always check to make sure the prongs on my ring are holding my diamond securely. I do … (read more)

He Became Poor

April 10, 2004

I have been privileged to visit some of the great palaces of Europe: Buckingham Palace, Windsor Castle, and Scone Palace in Britain, Versailles in France, Rosenborg Castle in Denmark, and Drottningholm Palace near Stockholm, Sweden, to name a few. I … (read more)

Five Paradoxes Of The Incarnation

December 26, 2003

Prayer: Marvellous Father and gracious God, thank You for these five paradoxes of Jesus' incarnation. May our hearts be filled with joy this Christmas as we meditate upon them. In Jesus' name we pray. Amen. … (read more)

Beautiful Bay Of Hope (4)

April 11, 1999

As I learn about the people of Bay d'Espoir, I realize what an inspiration they are. Their bay had several names over the centuries: French fishermen called the spectacular fjord the Bay of Hope, but for a time it was … (read more)


May 7, 1998

After being sent yet another attachment for which I did not have the necessary decoding programs, I decided to "clean out" my computer… purge it of all the unwanted, undeciphered attachments that were just taking up space in my e-mail. … (read more)

Creating Thanksgiving

October 11, 1997

The Bible teaches that we can create thanksgiving in others simply by our acts of love and giving. It is never too early to teach this simple lesson of love. Take the St. Andrew's Sunday School as an example. Every … (read more)

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