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Meeting People Where They Are

Sunday, May 12, 2024

Aging is inevitable because it is part of the life cycle that each of us has to face. Today's verse tells us that God knows the direction and the outcome of each person's life. Over the years, I have had the privilege of being able to … Read more


Monday, May 29, 2023

In the United States, after reaching age 65, we are eligible for Medicare. The insurance providers recommend an annual wellness exam. Besides a quick physical checkup and questions about general health and lifestyle (Have you fallen … Read more

Around The Bend

Monday, March 27, 2023

Years ago, Larry and I were chaperones on a teen trip that left us sleeping in many different abodes. If my memory serves me, we slept at a hostel, in beautiful college dorms on Lake Michigan, and in many campsites. But the most memorable … Read more

Aging On Wings Like Eagles

Sunday, 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

Monday, 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?

Monday, 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?

Sunday, 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

Sunday, 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

Saturday, 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

Sunday, 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


Sunday, 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

Saturday, 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

Wednesday, 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

Tuesday, 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

Wednesday, 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!

Saturday, 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!

Friday, 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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