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Hope That Holds

Wednesday, January 18, 2023

When I was a young parent, I made a rule that my children hold my hand when crossing streets or in crowded places. I wanted to make sure that they were safe or that they didn't wander away. I've often seen children just automatically … Read more

Strengthening Ourselves In The Lord

Wednesday, March 23, 2022

As two weary years of COVID-19 restrictions and limitations on in-person worship for our churches have dragged on, how we groaned inwardly and longed for those heavy storms to pass! My own church in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, sought to … Read more

No One Greater

Tuesday, March 1, 2022

We live in interesting, often disturbing times. In my city of Ottawa, Canada, we have witnessed an unsettling and often astounding protest in our downtown core by truckers and their supporters, loudly demanding freedom from all pandemic … Read more

A Painting Of Faith

Thursday, February 17, 2022

Gazing at a favourite painting can bring feelings of joy and pleasure, bringing back good memories of a happy time in our lives. Perhaps, the painting holds significance for our family, or maybe, we just like the colours. As an artist, I … Read more

Will Your Anchor Hold?

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

When I was a young, ten-year-old boy, we packed up the car, filled the roof-top carrier, and headed 32 miles north of North Bay, Ontario, Canada, to go on a fishing vacation at a place called Beaverland Camp on the Martin River. The first … Read more

Securely Anchored

Thursday, June 21, 2018

From May 6th to 12th, we were on a riverboat cruise in the Netherlands. I learned that many ships, especially freighters, which ply the rivers and canals of Europe, have devices, called in Dutch "Spit Palen", which are vertical posts … Read more

Anchored To The Rock

Saturday, June 25, 2016

One of the places that we visited on our cruise last February and March did not have a large enough harbour to accommodate our ship. So we dropped anchor offshore, and then, people were taken to the shore in small boats. We stayed on … Read more

Do They Know It's Christmas?

Friday, December 13, 2013

In 1984, Sir Bob Geldof and Midge Ure wrote a song titled Do They Know It's Christmas? to raise money for the people of Ethiopia who were in dire need due to the famine which lasted from 1983 to 1985. Many musicians gathered together … Read more

Pioneer Stock

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Louis L'Amour, author of so many wonderful western (actually historical) novels, said that western men and women possessed character and dignity.

"Wherever you see them, the men and women who went west, old now and often poor, carry … Read more

Well-Placed Hope

Thursday, August 4, 2011

In the winter, the cold and snow cause the attendance at our small church to dwindle to a handful, but in the summer, when the "snowbirds" return, so does our attendance. Nevertheless, our Congregational Life Committee has been searching for … Read more

From One Day To The Next

Monday, May 2, 2011

We live a five-minute drive from Kempenfelt Bay. We go there often to enjoy the walking paths or just to sit on one of the many benches, watching the water, or the people young and old walking their dogs, or … Read more

In The Murky Waters

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Having two boys means lots of adventures, and I want to be right in the middle of it with them. That desire took us out in our boat on a warm sunny day with camera and map in hand, in … Read more

Keep The Faith

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Keeping the faith requires a lot of hard work, especially in our society. In contrast to fifty years ago, churches are faced with fierce competition for people to do other things on Sunday mornings and Wednesday nights. Weekly worship and … Read more

Dion (Part 2)

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Dion is thriving and growing. It is fun to watch and take care of him. When Dion first came to stay, I went onto the Internet to find out as much as possible in order to care for my Venus … Read more

An Old Lie

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

When I was in high school, I belonged to the sprint relay team. It was an honour to be chosen, and I loved running around the bends of the 400-metre track. The coach that we had was superb. He was … Read more

The Anchor

Friday, January 28, 2005

A huge anchor is cast in stone in a park on the corner of Old Yonge Street and Doane Road, just north of Toronto, Ontario. The sign beside it says: {One of my husband's ancestors drove one of the oxen … Read more

Through Every Change

Thursday, May 13, 2004

For several weeks last spring, my way of life was turned upside down. We were getting ready to move to a smaller home, and, before that could happen, we needed to sort through nearly thirty years of keepsakes and memories, … Read more

The Anchor That Holds

Wednesday, February 25, 2004

There is one place I don't want to be in a north-easterly gale, and that is on the water. Not long ago, one of these storms brought high winds, up to 72 centimetres of snow, and winter havoc to the … Read more

The Anchor

Friday, June 27, 2003

Rotterdam is a beautiful city. Some of the most striking things that give this city its beauty are the pretty harbours, the magnificent bridges, the tall high-rise buildings, and, lastly, the finely sculptured monuments. Every Friday, I take a tram … Read more

Will Your Anchor Hold?

Saturday, June 7, 2003

Talking with my father-in-law about his surname, which I took when I married his son, he told me that a "killick" is an anchor. Since our conversation, I've been thinking about what "anchor" means. It means "hope". My hope is … Read more


Tuesday, April 4, 2000

I like to be asked. "Asked for what?" I hear you say. Well — anything, I suppose. When I am asked to do something, it makes me feel needed, empowered, eager to help. These are really good feelings, and should … Read more

Time To Say Goodbye

Sunday, February 21, 1999

It's a rare December that passes without the news of the death of a family friend or member. The news is received either in a Christmas card, by phone, and now even by e-mail. Throughout my life I've experienced the … Read more

Going Home

Tuesday, February 2, 1999

A three-hour round-trip to the airport, to fetch some friends flying in from the prairies, passed right by a river where the salmon were spawning, so we stopped to watch the incredible, though somewhat heart-wrenching, miracle. The river was low, … Read more

Dreams Of Hope

Monday, December 2, 1996

You've seen "Field of Dreams". It is a fanciful, all-American re-enactment of the great American pastime of baseball set in a corn field. The plot has a voice calling out to the star, "If you build it, he will come", … Read more

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