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What To Do About Mothers

May 10, 2020

I'm headed up the hill, going home. It is Mother's Day, and a sad-faced man is coming towards me with some flowers. "For your mother?" I say, smiling at the bouquet. He doesn't smile back, but he stops, as though he needs to tell …( read more )

The Fig Tree Has Blossomed

January 19, 2016

My father was a horticulturist, at least when it came to his fig tree; it was the focal point in the centre of our backyard. Dad would always be watching to see signs of life when the first green leaf would appear. He would spring into …( read more )

Straight Paths For Jesus

February 17, 2010

My son is a power station boilermaker, a maintenance engineer. He is "a maintenance man" in every sense of the phrase. In every aspect of his life, he is a very practical and regular "Mr. Fix-It". He saves many people, … (read more)

The Giant

November 21, 2006

"A giant. I want a story about a giant. The tallest giant in the world, please." These were the requests of a small boy when I offered to read a bedtime story. "Okay. I'll try," I said, and I told … (read more)

The Fireplace

March 31, 2005

We have a fireplace in our new home that has no chimney. It was put there as a focal point for the room. Other than that, it serves no good purpose. I love a good fire. I find the heat … (read more)

The Cooker

January 27, 2004

One recent morning, I cleaned the cooker. It had been looking reproachfully at me for some time. You know, likely, how it is: despite the best intentions, muck becomes stuck to the surface. Life passes by, and, slowly at first, … (read more)

Home Before Christmas

December 17, 1998

I got a chance to go "home" before Christmas, but I didn't want to go. Home, in this case, is not where I live now, but the place where I was born and grew up. That's Windsor, Ontario, right across … (read more)

God: What Is Our Image?

April 29, 1997

Yesterday, we began talking about our image of God. We're all used to thinking of God as "Our Father, who art in heaven". We may not be quite so familiar with the images of God being like a mother, as … (read more)

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