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Christmas At The Temple

Wednesday, December 27, 2023

For awhile recently, the Holy Spirit has impressed upon me Isaiah's experience of seeing God in the temple, and with Christmas being the time of Immanuel — "God with us" — the two just came together. So wrote Isaiah about the day when … Read more

So Send I You

Friday, December 1, 2023

Sixty years ago, four families, each with three or four children, left the comfort of their well-established home church in Mesa, Arizona, USA, to establish a mission in a sparsely settled area east of Phoenix. The land had been set aside … Read more

Shower Scrunchie

Saturday, September 25, 2021

In Douglas Adam's 1982 novel, "Life, the Universe and Everything", he describes how a spacecraft managed to land in the outfield of a cricket match without being seen, because the spacecraft had switched on its own invisibility field … Read more

Giving It Away

Thursday, May 16, 2019

I was doing knee exercises in the open section of the community pool where anything goes. So, I didn't think it odd that a young woman would be making her way hand over hand along the pool edge towards me, fiercely intent on getting to … Read more

The Heavens Declare The Glory Of God

Saturday, January 14, 2017

It was a very snowy winter. Snow after snow fell, day after day. We lived in a very white world. As spring thaw began, a team of horses pulling a sled suddenly went down so deep beside the winter-packed tracks that they threw snow over … Read more

Son Of The Highest

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Reflecting on today's Scriptures, I thought about my early upbringing in the Roman Catholic Church. I was taught to genuflect or bow the knee as a sign of reverence, as if Christ were physically present inside the sanctuary. Although … Read more

Cafe Time

Monday, November 7, 2016

My daily walks include meeting people, and so it was one day, that I asked a lady if I could sit on the other side of an outdoor table at a cafe. After a brief silence, we engaged in conversation about how lovely the day was. We found … Read more

In The Light Of His Countenance

Saturday, March 5, 2016

Last year during Lent, a friend of mine who sometimes attends church complained that the pastor's sermons contained too much about God and Jesus and sin, and not enough that's "uplifting". Actually, I think I get that — because many of … Read more

Tag! You're It!

Monday, February 29, 2016

"Tag" has come to mean many things over the years. Items are tagged with graffiti. People are tagged for speeding, with wins/losses in sports, and now in pictures online. But when I was growing up the only "tag" I cared about was our … Read more

Taming The Wild

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Over the past few years, I have attended three live animal programs. These shows included presentations by air, land, and sea animals. I saw everything from camels to mice responding obediently to the voice of their trainers. One of my … Read more

A Vision Of Jesus

Sunday, January 11, 2015

There was a time when I turned my back on God. I denied His existence. He took my best friend — my father — even though I prayed that He'd heal and keep him on this earth. I was only nine then, but for many years, I wanted nothing to do … Read more

With Faith We Continue On

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Many of the Protestant churches in our area are struggling. It is a matter of grave concern to many of us. There are discussions and workshops; there is talk of amalgamation and re-alignment; there is even talk of closing some of the … Read more

The Call

Friday, May 31, 2013

As a prison guard in a small town, I am always on call, so I keep a bag in the closet packed and ready to go. My shift may be short, or it could be quite long. It could be mid-day or midnight, so I make sure I have reading and writing … Read more

Here Am I, Send Me

Thursday, February 28, 2013

In the early 1960s, we lived in Fort St. John, British Columbia, Canada, and we attended a small Baptist church. One Sunday, we had a guest speaker from England. He and his wife had come to the area through the Wycliffe Bible Translators, … Read more

He Leads. I Follow

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

When I was walking my dog the other morning, some friends of mine were heading out towards their car. Immediately, Sparky began to pull on his lead, digging his feet into the soft ground in his eagerness to reach them and greet them in … Read more

To The Ends Of The Earth

Sunday, November 18, 2012

When I was fourteen years old, a book fell off a shelf that I was dusting, hit me on the head, and landed face up, open on the exact date of my birthday. It was a birthday book, the kind with various words of inspiration or advice. The … Read more

Vision Of Glory

Monday, May 23, 2011

Most of us can remember specific times when something significant took place, especially occasions of unexpected blessing in our lives. This seems to be the case as the prophet Isaiah reflects back to a certain year, to an event that … Read more

Calling The Unworthy

Saturday, May 17, 2008

There's a beautiful song based upon this Bible verse which is called "Here I am, Lord." I love singing it in church. The first time that I heard it was in Scotland when a choir member at the Maybole Church … Read more

Here I Am

Sunday, February 20, 2005

More than twenty years ago, God impressed my heart with this verse, and I answered Him just like Isaiah did: "Here am I. Send me." I saw my future as prophet-like. Using my words, my books, and my speaking engagements, … Read more

Send Me

Friday, September 3, 2004

Spreading wide the curtains in the front room, a place I love to snuggle down with the good book, I noticed that it was the time of year when the leaves turn colour and begin to fall. It is a … Read more

Here I Am, Lord

Monday, August 27, 2001

It has been a very long time — almost three years — since I have written for the Daily. I have been through a "spot of bother", have moved and have begun a new ministry with two new congregations. I … Read more

Ordinary People – Extraordinary Call

Wednesday, September 13, 2000

It amazes me whenever I stop and give serious thought to the people who were called by God to do the extraordinary tasks in the Bible. First, there come to mind the inner circle of Jesus' followers: Peter, James and … Read more

Without Cost

Wednesday, December 9, 1998

Our youngest child, who is 5 years old, has said for the last week, "I wonder what I'm getting for Christmas?" My reply is "I wonder too!". As she spoke those words, I thought, every child across the world is … Read more

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