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The Cauliflowers

October 10, 2021

Our gardens did amazingly well this year. The cauliflowers, however, were just not producing. Their leaves were truly gigantic but there was no fruit. The celery was harvested, and then, the broccoli, cucumbers, carrots, corn, and cabbage …( read more )

The After-Christmas Blues

December 30, 2020

Decorations are put away. The tree has been recycled. There are no more presents to open. I feel like a balloon that is losing air and slowly wilting away. The fun and laughter of sharing with family and friends is over, and all is back …( read more )

The Biggest Fish Story Ever!

June 26, 2017

The story of Jonah spending three days and three nights in the belly of the fish is one which many people find hard to swallow. For them, it seems like the biggest fish story ever. Today, I'd like to highlight an element in the story that …( read more )

When Connected

March 20, 2017

Once again, I was not connected to the Internet, and I was in need of assistance. I contacted the service by telephone, and after the usual drill, the technician recommended that I let him walk me through fixing the problem. …( read more )

Old Faithful

October 15, 2016

Last summer, our family took a trip that included Yellowstone National Park, in Wyoming, USA. We learned that the park is situated over a dome of lava near the surface of the earth that creates a "hot spot" that fuels a huge number of …( read more )

Amazing Grace

January 13, 2016

I've been reading a lot about grace lately, and the more I read, the more I realize how amazing God's grace really is. G – God's R – Riches A – At C – Christ's E – Expense Grace, grace, God's grace, Grace that will cleanse and pardon …( read more )

Growing In God's Grace

October 28, 2015

I surely love the song, "Wonderful grace of Jesus"; the music alone fills me with joy and gladness. But understanding God's grace is not easy, for it takes honesty: it's not me that shines through what I do today, but God does, for …( read more )

You Are The Change

July 8, 2015

Tomorrowland, the movie, is a 2015 American science fiction adventure film. The film tells the story of a former boy genius, jaded by disillusionment, and a young girl, bright, optimistic, and bursting with scientific curiosity, who …( read more )

Get To Know God

February 22, 2013

In chapter sixteen of his book, The Power of Prayer, Andrew Murray deals with a subject that I am sure many people find difficult to deal with. It is the age-old problem of answers to prayer. So often we hear the complaint, "I prayed …( read more )

Preparation And Patience

December 23, 2011

Preparation and patience — often these two do not go together. Preparation suggests activity, getting things done, perhaps working through a "to do" list. Patience, on the other hand, suggests waiting and, perhaps, slowing down. Each year, my children and … (read more)

The Normalcy Bias

August 5, 2011

According to Wikipedia, the expression "normalcy bias" refers to a mental state in which people underestimate or ignore the obvious signs of a coming crisis simply because it has never happened before. This reasoning can be applied to the attitudes … (read more)

Where We Don't Belong

July 7, 2010

Recently, my husband and I were driving through nearby New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada. Gazing absentmindedly out of my passenger window, I observed the city's landscape. At one point, we drove past a scrap metal dump where a large backhoe … (read more)

God's Timeline

October 22, 2009

Every now and then, I have to remind myself that Christ can return at any minute. I often take it for granted that the world will continue indefinitely and that the seasons will come and go, just as they usually … (read more)

Our Existing Home

March 9, 2008

By an unexpected incident, I ended up visiting in a well-kept and stylish retirement home. Standing at the nicely-carved front entrance, I waited to be let in. The plush carpets, leather chairs, sofas, and mahogany furniture were many grades up … (read more)

It Will Never Happen To Me!

January 4, 2005

My friend hung her purse on the back of the door of the public bathroom cubicle, and while she was otherwise engaged, someone stole it. "Once bitten, twice shy," I said. "I guess you will never do that again!" To … (read more)

The Visit

January 19, 2003

We came to visit. This was little more than a boarding house and our Youth in Mission team was trying to offer a little variety to a summer's afternoon, a little variation to the tedium of the tenement house. The … (read more)

Blest Be The Tie That Binds

October 2, 2002

I am 73 years old, with four children (three boys and a girl), eight grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. My husband went to be with the Lord eight years ago. My native language is Finnish. My three-and-a-half-year-old great-grandson is extremely interested … (read more)

A Driving Force To Go Home

September 28, 2000

The thought came to me of an example of a driving force to go home. It is not very pleasant, but it exemplifies the message. I observed a dog, someone's pet, crossing the road for the last time. He darted … (read more)

At Face Value

January 30, 1999

If we take a Canadian five-dollar bill (or any bill for that matter), it tells us on the face of it what denomination it is, and we believe it. If we take it to the store and see something marked … (read more)

Peace Be With You

May 2, 1998

The Chinese have a way of saying a great deal using simple characters that join together to convey meaning. They have a character that stands for peace. It is made up of three separate characters. The first is ping, meaning … (read more)

1, 2, 3, Infinity

October 1, 1997

Our God is awesome. Consider for a moment the wonder of our God's infinite all-knowing and all-seeing power. As a youth I remember a lesson in Youth Club which illustrated our relative understanding of things divine. It focused around an … (read more)

It Seemed Like A Dream

December 15, 1996

What is your dream, this December, this Advent season? What Christmas miracle would you like to see? It would be like a dream if we could wake up on Christmas morning to news that all the fighting had ended, all … (read more)

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