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January 30, 2020

In Alaska, my father and my grandfather were prospectors, an occupation that required a lot of shoveling. I grew up accustomed to all the attitudes and language that go with this frustrating, hole-digging, way of life, especially when …( read more )

Our Divine Windshield Wiper

May 25, 2019

For some peculiar reason, I kept missing my destination. I couldn't understand why. I had often driven to that property, which was nearly impossible to miss. Yet that day, I failed to see it — repeatedly. Finally, I realized that it was …( read more )

A Reed In His Hand

April 12, 2017

Until recently, I hadn't given much thought to the reed (or mock sceptre) that was placed in Jesus' hand by His enemies on the day of His execution. But as part of my Lenten devotions, I read an interesting section about the reed in the …( read more )

Walking Into The Light

January 9, 2017

Some years ago, I checked in at a high-rise hotel, and was instructed by the hotel clerk how to find my room. I stepped into the elevator and pressed the button for the floor to which I had been directed. When the door opened, I stepped …( read more )

A Bruised Reed

April 22, 2015

We have some daffodil flowers growing from bulbs that I planted last year. They are in small clumps of five bulbs each. They have been growing away quietly during the winter in the north-facing flowerbed at the bottom of our garden. I was …( read more )

Night Light

January 21, 2015

When our sons were much younger, they would enjoy the trips that we took that led us past the Lester B. Pearson International Airport in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. One runway in particular runs parallel with the highway, and if we were …( read more )

A Legacy Of Faith Continues

April 24, 2014

There are over 135 memorials, spread across 25 countries, which commemorate the genocide of over one million Armenians in 1915 because of their refusal to deny Jesus Christ and worship Allah. On April 24th each year, thousands of people …( read more )


March 20, 2013

One of the things that I enjoy in my spare time is writing captions for my photo album. This hobby requires some thought in choosing the best words to describe the expressions captured on film. Catchwords can be lighthearted or serious; …( read more )

Decisions, Decisions!

March 13, 2013

My desk lamp was not the best light for my purposes, yet I lived with it. Although the lamp was seemingly otherwise in good condition, I did not realize that I was being blinded by the silently harmful light. For years, I let it be my …( read more )

The Lord's Battle

July 12, 2012

Last fall, an MRI confirmed that my husband had a malignant growth on his kidney. The medical jargon on the lab report made my stomach turn into knots. The words, at the time, sounded like a horrific prophecy — like … (read more)

Servant Of The Lord

May 29, 2012

Our membership had moved to their first church building. I became involved in an activity which gave birth to our women's ministry, which in itself contributed to the overall growth of the church. The women began a monthly luncheon, inviting … (read more)

God Hears Our Cry

February 8, 2012

I enjoy discovering stories of our history, and while I was writing the book "Historic Sussex", I found the following story that reminded me of what God has done for His children. The date was September 15, 1944, and the … (read more)

Set Free

October 15, 2010

What a glorious day: Wednesday, October 13th, 2010! To watch the Chilean men come out of the bowels of the earth alive, well, and so charismatic was a blessing too great for words. God answered the prayers of the men … (read more)

Identifying Idols

January 19, 2010

I can remember when I was at college walking down the street with a few of my friends. We had just taken an exam, and we were all carrying on. I guess we were relieved to have finished the test … (read more)

Walk In The Park

November 18, 2008

We live within walking distance of an extensive urban park. As we enter this park, we are surrounded by big deciduous trees and various paths. A few minutes' walk leads to a broad, open area just like a meadow. On … (read more)

The Bruises Of Life

January 24, 2007

I went to have some blood drawn for some tests, which usually results in a large bruise that takes weeks to go away. This time, though, I came away with no bruise at all. Today as I was reading my … (read more)

It's Not About The Bunny

April 6, 2006

What a day it will be — when, as the Scriptures say: No sooner do we see the valentines leave the store, than signs of Easter appear. Depending on where one shops, one can see two very different approaches to … (read more)

Through The Eyes Of A Child

March 4, 2006

I recently celebrated a birthday. Birthdays are something that I have not been able to embrace until this year. Most of my childhood birthdays have been a blur. Over this past year, though, God has been walking me through so … (read more)

On Ground Level

February 4, 2004

On a recent business trip, my usual room was not available at my favourite hotel, but I was given an equally comfortable room by the very friendly staff. I discovered, however, that there was a difference between the two rooms … (read more)

Good News!

December 19, 2002

A young boy was taking part in the Christmas concert. He was to learn the words of the angel: "Behold, I bring you good news of great joy which will be for all people." He tried earnestly to memorize his … (read more)

Definitely Not Kansas!

August 6, 2000

I recently had the tremendous privilege of attending a performance of a new oratorio, written by Victor Davies, entitled "Revelation". As the music proceeded to a modern working of "Worthy is the Lamb" and other versions of the words so … (read more)

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