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God's Stunning Artistry

Friday, January 21, 2022

A painting that an artist gave me recently had been no more than a colourful garden scene, until it suddenly exploded with new relevance. That "Aha!" experience was too exciting to keep to myself. So here it goes: It began with an … Read more


Saturday, October 16, 2021

It was a sunny day, and I was finally on my own for a while. So, here I was, hiding from the sun in the garden under a new parasol. You must understand that it was just to test it out to see if it was functional, because when I had found … Read more

All For Nothing?

Friday, January 17, 2020

Sometimes, I wake up in the middle of the night, and I remember something that I foolishly spoke or an embarrassing mistake that I committed years ago. The event or the expression that I used stings my pride, and I feel sorry for having … Read more

The Broken Rabbit

Thursday, March 22, 2018

The day was sunny and warm, and because we have big picture windows, the sun warmed up our living room quite nicely and also showed me the dust bunnies that had accumulated on my end tables, my coffee table, and my laminate floor. I … Read more

Titanic Pride And The Cross

Friday, April 14, 2017

Today marks 105 years since the sinking of the Titanic. On April 14th, 1912, this "unsinkable" ship met its fate in the Atlantic Ocean. Then 100 years later, on January 13, 2012, the cruise ship, Costa Concordia, met its fate in the … Read more

In Our Eighties

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Sometimes, I feel so rotten that I just want God to call me home. After losing my friend Dorothy, I am lonely and tired of hanging in there. This isn't just me talking this way, I know. Many singles in their eighties are feeling the … Read more

Your Life Is Not Your Own

Monday, October 20, 2014

When I started writing devotionals again last December, I went through emotional agony at the thought of my dysfunctional life hanging out there naked in cyberworld for all to see. I had felt led by God to write these devotionals. When I … Read more

The Drum

Friday, September 13, 2013

Our little foster son loved to play his handmade drum, and he did so quite well. So well, in fact, that he began to join me on the platform as I played my omnichord and my daughter led the singing during Sunday worship services. … Read more

The Blessed Change

Thursday, June 13, 2013

It fell to my lot to grow up near a church which we attended on a regular basis. All my siblings and I went from the beginners' department to the Bible class by passing the Scripture examinations. I had three teachers in the Bible class, … Read more

Undercover Boss

Sunday, January 6, 2013

The clerk was miserable, snappy to the point of being rude, and totally uncaring.

While in the store the other day, I needed help in finding certain items. When I asked for direction from a sales clerk, all I got was a pointing finger … Read more

Spring Is In The Air

Sunday, April 15, 2012

I love spring! Where we live, we are surrounded by trees, and it is amazing to watch the leaves come out. Over the last few days, the trees have changed from bare to almost-filled with green leaves again. We are … Read more

Honest Emotions

Friday, August 3, 2007

The apostle Paul is one of my favourite Bible characters. I often wonder how he would be accepted in today's world. We like people with a Christian mask: a smile and uplifting words that make us feel good. We expect … Read more

Cancelling The Cross

Sunday, March 12, 2006

Years ago, I participated in a small group which took place during the summer at Montreat College, North Carolina. Young people from across the United States had gathered for a conference which was meant to inspire their faith and encourage … Read more

Mentoring, Anyone?

Friday, February 10, 2006

I wish I had learned the lesson in today's verse years ago, before I popped out my own half-baked, unformed Christian ideals onto a waiting audience. A word or two from the wise would have helped me correct any errors … 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

My Hand In His

Thursday, October 16, 2003

My late mother-in-law always reminded me, "If you do a sewing job in haste, you'll have to pick it out with your nose." Her saying has proven true on more than one occasion, and for more things than just sewing. … Read more

Self On The Shelf!

Friday, July 11, 2003

I have been busy lately — doing — so, although things have been stressful and protracted, I thought I was fine. Then Sunday arrived as a wake-up call. My body, mind, and spirit came to a complete stop; the spirit-o-meter … Read more

Replace The Ink Cartridge

Thursday, March 18, 1999

When we make photocopies of documents we can only make so many copies before the ink in the copier must be replaced. If we do not replace the ink cartridge with a new one, the copies will begin to fade … Read more

The Only Pearly Gates Story I Ever Liked

Wednesday, October 14, 1998

A man dies and goes to heaven. Of course, St. Peter meets him at the pearly gates. St. Peter says, "Here's how it works. You need 100 points to make it into heaven. You tell me all the good things … Read more

The Life I Live

Monday, September 28, 1998

Martin Luther once wrote about the letter to the Galatians: "It is my epistle; I have betrothed myself to it; it is my wife." (He must have written this before his marriage to Catherine!) We all have words to which … Read more

An Ever Present Help

Tuesday, January 6, 1998

It happened between three and four o'clock in the morning. I was restless and couldn't get to sleep. A bit of difficulty breathing was making me uneasy. I had time to think and wonder. For five months I had been … Read more

Getting Married In Advent

Thursday, December 19, 1996

We made it this far! 15 Years! Praise God! Was there ever any doubt we'd make it? Well… Today is our anniversary! 15 years ago we were crazy students, rolling from exams and essays right into a wedding. "What a … Read more

Fallen Faith

Tuesday, October 1, 1996

She walked out on the stage before 40 children, proudly carrying a small child's chair. After twirling in circles she placed the chair centre stage and with great bravissimo announced "I have faith that this chair will hold me." Then, … Read more

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