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Aging On Wings Like Eagles

August 30, 2020

Watching our babies take their first precarious steps is exhilarating, but emotions run deep when tiptoeing around the delicate topic of aging! If we trusted in Scripture, we would be entering this new era on wings like eagles. Instead, …( read more )

Being Brave

August 17, 2020

I am not a brave person. I have a fear of heights, and though not completely claustrophobic, I avoid confined spaces. I'm not pathologically afraid of snakes and reptiles, but I would always give them a wide berth! I tend to be shy around …( read more )

Does God Have A Purpose?

August 6, 2018

The stories flooded in, and I couldn't help but wonder what God's purpose was. A young man who struggled with epilepsy and other physical issues for his entire life dies in his sleep while having an epileptic episode. His mother finds …( read more )

Old-Fashioned Or Vintage?

May 27, 2018

I enjoy challenges posed by seemingly contrary bits of Scripture like the ones above. They make me scratch my head. These Isaiah texts get me thinking about our own "former things" — items from past eras — like that 80s dress or that …( read more )

The Rescue

May 17, 2015

Getting older can place us in a tight spot. Each year, things which hadn't seemed to be changing at all now catch me unawares. My hair is actually turning grey. The third finger of my right hand has a cyst on the tendon which causes the …( read more )

Complaint Versus Gratitude

September 21, 2013

Today was one of those rare days: the temperature was 33 degrees Celsius (91 degrees Fahrenheit) with the humidity reaching as high as 45 percent. This is a little strange, as we are slowly approaching the season of fall. *It's too hot to …( read more )

Senior Service

September 26, 2010

Now that I'm at that latter stage of life as an "Oh, you're looking well" person (which I insist on interpreting as "merely grown-up"), one or two may ask, "Isn't your work done yet? I thought you'd retired." Well, not … (read more)


September 13, 2009

He is very old and has cataracts. Only three teeth remain, and he has a severe heart condition. Stress causes him to chew his tongue constantly. His nails were so long that they had grown under and curled into his … (read more)

Among The Gods

August 15, 2009

I never tire of watching Cecil B. DeMille's The Ten Commandments, especially during the Passover and Easter season. My favourite line in the movie is not heard until the end when Pharaoh, played by Yul Brynner, referring to the God … (read more)

Carried Through

October 29, 2008

A friend underwent surgery, and on her first day back in church, I asked how she was feeling. Turning to me with a warm smile, she answered, "I was carried through. I almost feel embarrassed saying that," she went on, … (read more)

When God Says No

July 1, 2008

For a while, I've been praying hard about something that I think is important, and I've been trying to convince God of the same. My prayers have been carefully spoken and well thought out. I've been looking to God to … (read more)

Missing Page

August 29, 2007

In Britain, there was once a great comedian called Tony Hancock, and in the early years of television, he had his own situation comedy show. As a boy, I used to watch him every Saturday and laughed until tears came … (read more)

To The Rescue!

March 19, 2005

My mother-in-law was a beautiful-spirited woman who enjoyed the great outdoors. One of her many pleasures in life included picking berries. On one such occasion, her whole family went on an outing to pick some wild ones. Everything seemed fine, … (read more)

Give Us A Break!

August 8, 2003

I went shopping this weekend to find some new jeans. As I looked for jeans on the shelves, Caroline came over, and asked why I did not look at the ones displayed on the tabletop nearby. These were half the … (read more)

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