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The Baby

Sunday, December 6, 2020

Ade, my then two-year-old granddaughter ran up the ramp to the front entrance of the church. As she did so, she stopped and looked into the manger beside the doorway. Horror registered on her face at what she saw. "Oh, Grammy," she … Read more

Plenty For Me

Saturday, January 19, 2019

The Bible has many references directing us to be hospitable. I was blessed to watch my parents practice this teaching on many occasions. One such occasion happened on a Sunday in 1943. A gentleman from Toronto, Ontario, Canada, with his … Read more

Receiving Divine Guidance

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Divine guidance is surely something to pray for, because divine guidance is second to none. God's guidance makes each hour greatly blessed, and we live in peace. That is something that we all need, especially as we get older or are in … Read more

Life's Hot Moments

Monday, August 20, 2012

As I was watering our vegetable garden at the back of the house, I was reminded of times when I needed refreshing from God, times when I was experiencing some of life's hot displeasures. Last night, the power went off, … Read more

A Strong Foundation

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

As a child, I remember walking with my parents through an old, abandoned house in the woods, not far from my aunt's residence. This property had been vandalized by neighbourhood kids, and there was broken glass and debris everywhere. Despite … Read more

The Watering Hole

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

The bird bath, in our backyard, attracts a lot of wildlife. Sitting outside on a warm fall day, I watched in fascination as a wasp gently landed on the edge of the birdbath and began drinking the water. I'd never … Read more

A Garden Shelter

Saturday, April 16, 2011

One sizzling morning in Israel, I disembarked with other tourists from an air-conditioned bus, to trudge my way up the clay-baked hillside to Gethsemane. My eyes travelled through the aged trees which were fenced for protection. My gaze wandered along … Read more

Ash Wednesday

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

This is Ash Wednesday, a day for sackcloth and ashes. Philippians speaks to me loud and clear — everything in my life feels like ashes — I look on my life as garbage. Sin is the cause of our unsuitable … Read more

Be Not Afraid! (Part 1)

Thursday, January 13, 2011

As a young man in my twenties, I was a salesman selling foodstuffs with a million-pound-plus turnover. To accomplish this, I drove forty thousand miles per year and bought a house in Banbury, in the centre of England, so I … Read more

Godly Guidance

Sunday, April 13, 2008

I love looking at maps. If anyone wants to keep me occupied and quiet for a while, all that is needed is to give me a map, and I will pore over it for ages. I love to look at … Read more

Holding Pattern

Friday, September 21, 2007

Recently, we went to the airport to pick up some friends who were arriving. It was a beautiful day — the sky was so blue, and there were no clouds to be seen. As we travelled towards the airport, we … Read more


Wednesday, August 31, 2005

"Why? Why do I have to?" I remember asking this question when I was a child. Back then, my mother would smile at me patiently and wait by the side of my bed, reminding me that it was time to … Read more

The Repairers

Tuesday, January 25, 2005

After many years in the kitchen, some of my best talents concern food repair! You might even call me a food mechanic. I know how to fix almost any dish that is overcooked, stale, lumpy, salty, bland, wilted, or curdled. … Read more

God Has A System

Wednesday, April 21, 2004

My husband drives for an automotive dealership, transporting new cars from one dealership to another. It is almost incomprehensible to the human mind what some of these new vehicles can do. They are filled with computers that monitor functions from … 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

Preparing For God's Future #7

Saturday, January 6, 2001

This is how we prepare for God's future. Celebrations for the millennium and the 125th anniversary of the Presbyterian Church will fade in time and memory. The Jubilee still stands before us as one of the crucial efforts and endeavours … Read more

Cries In The Night At Christmas

Friday, December 24, 1999

Most churches and denominations have a program for teens and young people. In my case, it was the Presbyterian Young People's Society. It was a rite of passage for myself, and thousands more teens over the years. One year, when … Read more

Do As You Please On Sunday?

Sunday, January 17, 1999

Just the other day the Holy Spirit guided my wife and me to these passages. For anyone who praises the Lord on a regular basis and listens to His word on the Sabbath has a hard time understanding those who … Read more

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