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Rescued, Restored, And Renewed

Saturday, June 29, 2024

I have always loved scissors. A friend was getting rid of an old, heavy pair, but I couldn't bear the thought of the vintage scissors going into the garbage, so I brought them home. They were dull, but I reasoned that they would at least … Read more


Tuesday, November 21, 2023

I was always very apprehensive about speaking — in school, for instance, in front of the class, and in public. Later, as a young lad at the youth group or at catechism class at the church, I was always afraid that the leader would ask me … Read more

He Knows My Name

Friday, April 21, 2023

Quite recently, I visited my leader from the church who was quite sick. You must know that I wasn't aware that the sickness was something severe until I saw him looking quite wasted. I also didn't know that he would die the next day. I … Read more

Like A Butterfly

Saturday, July 28, 2018

In my garden, there are several beds of perennials. Each bed has a different name in order to identify it when I am describing a location to my husband. Apart from the obvious, like the Iris Bed and the Hosta Garden, there are the … Read more

Only A Youth

Thursday, March 1, 2018

In the wake of the tragic Parkland massacre, high school students in the United States have been much in the daily news. Young people are gravely concerned about the violence and want to make changes. Their voice is raw with intense … Read more

Spiritual Milestones

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

One thing that I've learned in my journey with God is that He always builds on what went before. There's a sequence or a pattern to each adventure — and the Christian journey is always an adventure! When we're undecided about the … Read more

Age Matters Not

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

My youngest son was born about a week after my ordination; at the end of this summer, he will be legally able to vote! I look in the mirror and see grey starting to creep into my hair, and I realize that I'm no longer a "child", except to … Read more

Reaching Out Today

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Several weeks ago, I went to the closing of a church building in a small community near my home town. It was Knox Presbyterian Church, Port Alberni, British Columbia, Canada. I wanted to find out what it felt like. At the end of the … Read more

What God Has Prepared

Monday, May 25, 2015

On this day nineteen years ago, the very first PresbyCan Daily Devotional was published on the fledgling, experimental PCCWeb site. But recently, I have been remembering events that God prepared which stretch back much farther than … Read more

Take Time To Be Holy

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Snowflakes drifted slowly down from above, all shapes and sizes. I remembered from a long-ago science class that supposedly no two snowflakes are the same. Since I have not examined all the snowflakes in the past, and I really doubt that I … Read more

July 10, 1509

Friday, July 10, 2009

Today, July 10, 2009, is the 500th anniversary of the birth of John Calvin. As I write this on the eve of the anniversary, 60 volumes of Calvin's works stand in front of me on the desk in my study, … Read more


Thursday, January 24, 2008

When I read these few verses, I was going through a tough time — a time of being verbally attacked by others. Words do hurt. I was hurting and afraid and angry. I was feeling sorry for myself, feeling like … Read more

Moving Ahead While Reflecting Back

Sunday, September 4, 2005

As a very new Christian, it seems the more I move ahead in my journey, the more times that I find myself reflecting back. It is not that I am reflecting back upon my sinful ways, but rather on the … Read more

In The Eyes Of The Beholder

Saturday, April 1, 2000

Do you know that God knew you even before you were born? He formed each one as He wanted. He is the Potter and we are the clay. Each one of us is a precious child of God, a masterpiece, … Read more

Never Cease To Be Amazed

Friday, April 23, 1999

I never cease to be amazed at the replies I receive which state that a devotional of mine spoke to them, was so timely for them, hit the spot for them on that particular day, for, you see, most devotionals … Read more

Too Young To Talk?

Tuesday, November 19, 1996

Jeremiah is in a personal crisis. It may be his self-esteem or his self-image that is suffering, but he is in a real crisis of identity. He is young, too young to be taken seriously; He isn't into public speaking; … Read more

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