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No Moving Vans Allowed

July 16, 2020

As our economy slowly re-opens following the COVID-19 pandemic, after months of shopping restrictions and the availability of essential services only, there will be all sorts of promotions to attract buyers into brick-and-mortar shops. I …( read more )

Following His Example

September 17, 2019

My friend Chris's house is somewhat of an oddity in Arizona — he has a lawn in his backyard. Most of us have rock, gravel, fake grass, or some other yard covering, as it's easier to take care of in the blazing hot summers. But Chris likes …( read more )

Tick, Tock

March 14, 2019

I purchased a new clock, and its ticking seems loud to my husband. I am not bothered because I am hearing impaired. Whenever he mumbles "Tick, tock …" under his breath, I am reminded of nights spent with my grandmother. I often stayed …( read more )


May 20, 2018

As a member of the Board of the Renewal Fellowship Within the Presbyterian Church in Canada, I have come to appreciate more and more the importance of prayer in our day and time. The prayer initiative for the last few years has been based …( read more )

Fire And Blood

January 22, 2018

A story passed down from 1916 in our family is of my grandfather yelling to my grandmother, in a frantic moment when their farm house was on fire with no hope of it being saved, "If you go into that house one more time, I'll not go in. Our …( read more )

Whatever Happened To Sin?

November 15, 2017

Last summer, many parts of North America were plagued by wildfires. One of my friends was personally affected. Although his hay was burnt, his home was spared, but at the back of his property, a neighbour's ranch with cabins for tourist …( read more )

The Best Wine Ever

September 15, 2017

I think that this must have been the best wine ever produced in history. Why? Because the person who miraculously made it was Jesus, so He would make it the most perfect wine ever. It wouldn't be mediocre or some of the cheap stuff folks …( read more )

Something To Think About

April 3, 2017

At two degrees north of the Arctic Circle, in Inuvik, Canada, the sun sets for the last time below the horizon in early December. After nearly 30 days of darkness, the return of the sun is celebrated around January 6th at the annual Inuvik …( read more )


August 23, 2015

Even these days, a person who could turn water into wine would be very popular and handy to have at any wedding. Despite this, Christ's first miracle seemed to be unknown to most of the wedding party, in the midst of all the celebrating …( read more )

Case Dismissed

January 13, 2015

With curiosity, I watched an interesting video showing the work of a street evangelist. Most people walked right by him, paying no attention at all. He was asking the question, "Are we good people?" There were a few who stopped to listen. …( read more )

A Renewing Resolution

December 31, 2014

For as long as I remember, I've heard people make New Year's resolutions about something they are going to change in their lives. Then later, I observe that they are back doing the very thing that they committed not to do. Year after …( read more )

Sticks And Stones

May 4, 2013

The robins proclaim both their own and spring's arrival through song, ending the winter's silence with their robust and distinctive singing: a cheery, rolling trill. It was a robin's loud, persistent, and forceful chirp that caught my ear …( read more )

The Walk

June 25, 2012

Ten days ago, for the first time in more than a century, both the United States and Canada allowed a man to walk across Niagara Falls on a tightrope. The event was televised during prime time, and as people tuned … (read more)

Not Counterfeit

December 15, 2011

We spent too much time teaching our kids to believe in Santa Claus. We'd take them to the mall for the yearly Santa picture, the one where they scream and Santa cringes. We told them to be good or they … (read more)

Life Is A Journey

September 13, 2011

There's an old folk song called "The Wayfaring Stranger". Most people assume it's an Appalachian song, a Melungeon ballad, or an old African-American spiritual. There's even some speculation that it was first sung in Britain and brought over to North … (read more)

Moving From A To B

July 13, 2011

Our sons are getting older now and seem to require more space. Their latest takeover was a move from the office that they were using upstairs to a total occupation of the basement. During this move downstairs, I was amazed … (read more)

The Lure

August 11, 2010

I was watching an old movie the other night, in which one fellow was giving another fellow a wedding present. The gift was a box of colourful, hand-tied fishing lures, which brought back memories for me. My dad was an … (read more)

Rain, Rain Go Away?

July 28, 2010

Today was a dreary day. It looked like we are going to be blessed with rain again. We've had quite a bit of rain lately, and I am sure that the plants and trees and farmers are very thankful. As … (read more)


May 17, 2010

I grew up in a slum area. When I entered grade seven, I was a bad kid. I hung around with a rowdy bunch of kids, and I am sure my parents wondered what would become of me. My father … (read more)

Nothing Lasts Forever?

February 18, 2008

I had something out of my mouth before I thought! In a recent conversation on the telephone, I asked about a new espresso machine that my husband had purchased, wondering how much he should have spent to have something half … (read more)

Passing Space

October 7, 2007

For our summer holiday, my wife and I spent some time in the Waternish Peninsula, on the Isle of Skye, Scotland. The roads were single track, with passing spaces at regular intervals. Every passing space has a post aside the … (read more)

Joy Of Forgiveness

April 11, 2007

In high school, I was editor of the school newspaper. This was the position that gave purpose to my life. One day, a classmate and I had a disagreement. I can't remember what prompted it, but she attacked me in … (read more)

Walking The Walk

March 2, 2007

Some years ago, when speaking about the responsibility of a Christian, someone coined the phrase, "Talk the talk and walk the walk." In other words, we are to live our Christianity in every walk of life. I am confronted almost … (read more)

Driving In The Fog

January 31, 2007

We don't get a lot of fog in the area where we live, but we have been experiencing quite a bit lately. Recently, I had an appointment booked in a city sixty miles south, and so I left with lots … (read more)

Who Will Speak For Me?

September 22, 2006

Perhaps you have been guilty, as I have been, of discreetly packing away photographs of married couples when one of the spouses has changed their partner. When my husband Ron and I divorced, I often wondered if my name was … (read more)

The Power Of A Word

August 22, 2005

My mother loved words. She delved deeply into dictionaries to discover their meanings. I have no doubt my mother could have had an excellent career. Unfortunately, she lost many of her teenage school years caring for her sick mother. Regardless, … (read more)

Saving The Best For Last

May 23, 2002

When I was young and my mother cooked all the meals, I used to look over my plate and pick out the one thing I liked best. Once I had determined that, I proceeded to eat, but I saved the … (read more)

If Only

March 11, 2002

"If only I were beautiful, then I would be loved," the young woman said to her mother. "If only my wife still looked like that, life would be sweet," the man remarked to his co-worker. What a sad commentary it … (read more)


January 5, 2002

In light of recent events, I have wanted to think about where I am before God, and what He expects of me. So I went down the imaginary stairs of my consciousness, to the inner store-cupboard of my being. I … (read more)

Designated Hitter

August 28, 1999

I remember as a young child asking my dad why there were designated hitters in the game of baseball. Why was it that normally pitchers do not bat, but must have a designated hitter to take their place in the … (read more)

The Good In Anger

September 21, 1997

Anger is not necessarily sin. Anger is not the problem as Jesus cleanses the temple. The problem is what we do with the anger we feel. Jonah had the other kind of anger – the kind that was going to … (read more)

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