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Thursday, June 22, 2023

We all leave an inheritance to those who follow us, particularly if we have children. I had four older brothers, and we were especially fortunate in inheriting godly examples of Christian living from our parents. We were also shown how … Read more


Saturday, January 1, 2022

It is now 2022 — a new year. Frequently, people make New Year's resolutions — although more are probably broken than kept! Resolutions require a decision to do — or not to do — something, and then action to make that resolution … Read more

Christmas Choice

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

With the importance of the moment smiling through his bushy red moustache, Grandpa eased into his chair at one end of the long, full table where the jars of red cranberry sauce nestled in poinsettia skirts — the final touch of Grandma's … Read more

I'll Remember You

Monday, July 11, 2016

For the past five years, I have been attending a Bible study with a friend, in the church where she is a member. Although I am an "outsider" in the group, I continue to enjoy this class because its members are warm and welcoming. The … Read more

To God Be The Glory

Monday, November 25, 2013

It is always a joy to be with family after a long absence. For many years, I have been settled, living on my own. My large family keeps in touch, except for a few who have become distanced for whatever reasons. A recent family … Read more

As For Me …

Monday, August 26, 2013

All through the years, there have been people who believed in God, others who did not, and yet others who did or do when it suits them or when they think they need God. It has always been like that. Many years ago, there were many … Read more

God's Promises

Sunday, July 3, 2011

There have been times in my life when I've had responsibilities which I've thought were greater than I could handle placed on my shoulders. Then I've thought of Joshua, who inherited a tremendous responsibility when Moses died, and the task … Read more


Friday, November 12, 2010

Years ago, when I was a child, my mother had an old typewriter with little round keys. We had to throw the carriage over manually. As years went on, I owned an electric typewriter. It was so much faster, and … Read more

Become A Rattlesnake

Sunday, June 14, 2009

An old martial arts saying was passed around: "If you are going to have to go into a den of rattlesnakes, become a rattlesnake." The rattlesnakes do not prey on each other; they attack others. This is just another way … Read more


Sunday, November 19, 2006

One of my favourite pastimes is playing Bible quiz games on the Internet. There are many choices available: crosswords, word searches, code words, Su Doku, quizzes to fill in the blanks and those with multiple choices. I have the option … Read more

Rear-View Mirror

Thursday, August 24, 2006

As I drive, I often check the rear-view mirror. The purpose, of course, is to drive more safely. I need to see if another vehicle is coming up behind me, or if someone is in the lane beside me before … Read more


Sunday, July 23, 2006

Years ago, we had a budgie bird in our home. It was so tame. When out of its cage, it would follow us and sit on our shoulders. It would even land on the arm of our glasses and view … Read more

How To Prop Up A Sagging House

Sunday, April 25, 2004

We have inherited two huge family Bibles from the Poole side of our union, which are resting on the bedroom floor, all twenty-four-plus kilograms, until I find a permanent home for them. Between their inch-thick covers is a tremendous amount … Read more

The Heart Attack

Tuesday, February 3, 2004

As I walked down the hallway of our local hospital, posters reminded me that, in Canada, February is designated as "Heart Month". During the month, many of us will be invited to have our blood pressure checked, or be encouraged … Read more


Thursday, October 30, 2003

We recently had a provincial election in Nova Scotia. Around the countryside, my attention has been drawn to the numerous signs of the prospective candidates. I noticed that some homes had signs planted on their front lawn. It was then … Read more

Hearts Of Oak

Thursday, November 11, 1999

Aboard H.M.C.S. Sackville — It's interesting to "people-watch" as you go through a museum, especially this one. Most younger people are a bit bored. To them, it's just more history-under-glass, and they think they get more than enough of that … Read more

Forks In The Road

Tuesday, November 4, 1997

In mid-October, my wife and I and our younger son drove 800 km (500 miles) into the south-eastern interior of British Columbia, Canada, where I was involved in an annual Church meeting. The fall colours were spectacular and awe-inspiring, worth … Read more

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