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Together

Friday, April 29, 2022

From the beginning of time, we have been created not to be alone. We are designed to be together. This last couple of years, the COVID-19 restrictions have significantly increased the situations where we have been forced to be apart. … Read more

An Apple

Tuesday, January 11, 2022

In recent months, I have started eating an apple each evening. As I thought about this delightful experience, a Google search broadened my knowledge. Though the forbidden fruit of Eden in the Book of Genesis is not identified, popular … Read more

Invitation Or Command

Wednesday, September 30, 2020

God is omnipotent. It always amazes me that He has chosen to allow us mere mortals to choose to obey Him, even though He has the power to make us do so. From the start, He has given us a command but leaves us the choice. In the early … Read more

Alone

Wednesday, September 2, 2020

The reality television program, Alone, concluded this season on Thursday, August 20th. Contestants had been taken to Great Slave Lake, about 250 miles from the Arctic Circle, and were they to survive on their own for 100 days, they would … Read more

The Tree Of Life

Sunday, June 30, 2019

For many years, we lived on a fairly large property on the outskirts of town. Part of the property was bush, with both hardwood and softwood trees, as well as the various kinds of brush that grow in those places. The Northern White Cedar, … Read more

Clay Babies

Thursday, October 11, 2018

As a child, I loved to make mud pies. In fact, during the summer, I was up to my elbows making miniature bowls, dishes, and furniture. Then, I discovered that I could make clay babies. After spending my day creating, I would place the … Read more

Life Is Short

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

It's been just over a year since a very dear friend of ours passed away suddenly from cancer. Eight months ago, our daughter-in-law's father passed away within three weeks of finding out that he was ill. And now, another dear friend of … Read more

Cutting Down Trees

Saturday, August 18, 2018

Recently, my husband and a friend were outside cutting down trees on our property. The area where we live is surrounded by many maple trees and silver birches. Unfortunately, many of the birch trees are dead and need to be taken down. They … Read more

Alone?

Friday, June 1, 2018

From the earliest record that we have, it is plainly shown that we have been created with a need for companionship. With that need comes a responsibility to meet that need with love and compassion. From the moment a child is born, that … Read more

The Pine Cone

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

A lonely pine cone was lying on my driveway. I looked around to see if there were others, but I couldn't see any more, and I wondered where it had come from and how it had got there. As I thought about this solitary pine cone, the song, "I … Read more

Sheltered By A Tree

Saturday, February 11, 2017

One morning, while I was driving east past our university, the rising sun was at that perfect position to blind my vision. The visor could not help, and neither did my sunglasses. As I kept driving and becoming quite concerned, one of … Read more

Modern Medicine Or Ancient Teaching?

Thursday, November 17, 2016

In November five years ago, these two Scriptures took on a tremendous significance for me. I love reading the story of Jesus healing the blind man by putting clay on the blind man's eyes. I read this story as Jesus placing the substance … Read more

Naming The Animals

Thursday, June 25, 2015

When spring finally arrived, I went out to the garden with some fresh water for my box turtle that had emerged safe and sound from her hibernation spot. But I was surprised to discover that she had company – three adorable baby … Read more

The Tree Of Life

Monday, December 22, 2014

While growing up in Westmont, New Jersey, USA, I was like every child anxiously waiting for Christmas to arrive. Part of every celebration was to have a decorated tree. I remember repeatedly asking my dad when we were getting our tree. The … Read more

This Alone Thing

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

I don't like it! This living alone experience sometimes feels like being alone on a desert island. Oh, I know that having God in our lives, we should be able to circumvent those feelings, but really, why does it always seem like that is … Read more

Breathing – LORD

Monday, January 16, 2012

I have noticed over the years, as I used this Scripture to bring myself still, that sometimes I would become attentive to my breathing. During one of those times in meditation, I remembered this verse: Four years ago, I began … Read more

Never Alone

Sunday, October 2, 2011

It is now past three years since my husband went home to be with the Lord. During that time, I've walked this path of loneliness and aloneness, as many of our readers have. Just when I think I'm okay and … Read more

Contentious Living

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

The Andy Griffith episode, "Andy The Marriage Counsellor", tells the story of the Boones. They are a new couple in Mayberry, and while they get along with the townsfolk, they can't seem to master the art of getting along with … Read more

Jesus, Our Christmas Gift

Saturday, December 25, 2010

My hometown has become a medical centre for the southwestern part of the state in which I live. In fact, the medical profession is the largest business in our area, creating jobs and bringing outsiders in. People from other areas … Read more

Humbleness Of God

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

I live in a dirt area. The rainfall is twenty inches a year at best. As I write, the last measurable rainfall was six months ago. The dirt we have is a good dirt, as a farmer views it. We … Read more

An Abundance To Come

Sunday, August 17, 2008

We live in a new development area that once was farm land. Once the homes were built, it was up to us to plant trees and landscape our properties. It has been neat to watch over the past seven years … Read more

Tending The Grass

Monday, July 21, 2008

In the spring, our neighbourhood was busy with people working on their lawns after a long winter. People were out raking, seeding, replacing sections with rolls of sod, and cutting their grass. In the early spring, we did not have … Read more

Our Great Companion

Monday, June 18, 2007

After a recent surgery, I was not able to drive for six weeks, so between my husband, my son, and a friend, I was driven to do my errands. Then came the day for my first driving trip. To get … Read more

Empty Nesters For A Weekend

Thursday, August 3, 2006

Recently, our two boys went away for the weekend. After standing at the front door and hearing me ask them if they had all the essentials packed — in their already full bags — they were off, and we were … Read more

Dust

Thursday, July 14, 2005

It was a dry, windy day when I tilled my small vegetable garden plot. Upon completion of the tilling, I discovered that I was covered in dust. Even my eyeglass lenses were dust-covered. Looking at the world through dust-covered glasses, … Read more

The Love Of Gardening

Tuesday, June 3, 2003

Where do you look to find the constancy of God's love? Every Christian has something that strikes the chord of closeness, and the belief that God will always be there to care and provide for us. If you are a … Read more

The Tree

Wednesday, April 16, 2003

Journeying in different parts of the world, one can look in awe at many different kinds of trees. Out on the west coast of North America grow the great California redwoods — trees that have been there for hundreds of … Read more

Memories Of My Childhood

Thursday, January 31, 2002

My grandfather was a florist and a gardener. As a child, I spent many hours with him in his garden, which was in our backyard. I recall fondly how he would talk about being in partnership with God. He said … Read more

Her Name Is Marissa

Thursday, January 10, 2002

I met her quite by chance, or maybe not. I'm walking down Church Street in a blistering noontime heat in Georgetown, Guyana. Passing a vendor's stall that appears quite empty, I suddenly hear a faint voice, but I can't tell … Read more

The Sin Experiment

Thursday, July 26, 2001

Have you ever heard of the computing acronym "GIGO" (garbage in; garbage out)? I once did an experiment to prove it. I learnt, from one of my programming lectures, that if the computer's memory is supplied with an alphabetic character … Read more

The Gardens

Saturday, July 22, 2000

The other day I set out to go through the garden, plucking out the weeds and plants that had spread too far. The season thus far had been rainy and wet. The weeds were easily removed but at the same … Read more

The Fruit Of The Tree Of Knowledge

Sunday, September 13, 1998

Isn't it interesting that, even after Eve and Adam ate the fruit in order to know everything, we find that we still don't know much: Why do "bad" things happen to good people? Why do people get old and die? … Read more

Vacations And Long Weekends

Thursday, September 3, 1998

The words from our text in Ecclesiastes (which means Preacher) were written by Solomon about 1000 years before Christ was born, but I am glad I remember them today. The principle of slowing down "to enjoy the good of all … Read more

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