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The Baby Robins

Wednesday, July 5, 2023

I love spring! It's such a beautiful time of the year. The weather is warm, everything is coming back to life, the grass is green, the flowers are blooming, and the birds are singing. It's amazing how God brings new life to the world every … Read more

Greed Vs. Gratitude

Tuesday, June 27, 2023

A year ago, I wrote about Zoe, my son's Labradoodle, stealing — and quickly eating — a frozen pizza that was setting on the kitchen counter. Well, she's at it again. On Thanksgiving Day in 2022, … Read more


Friday, September 2, 2022

A couple of times this week, I've had friends confess to me how unworthy they feel to be loved by God. It bothers them greatly and hinders them from coming back to church. They genuinely feel that because COVID has isolated them from … Read more


Monday, May 16, 2022

It is beyond my comprehension to think that God could possibly number the hairs on my head – as few as they may be — but even more so, when we consider the number of people in this world. In their book Revealed, Alex and Stephen … Read more

Fearfully And Wonderfully Made

Wednesday, November 24, 2021

"You have a very short frenum," the dentist announced as she removed her hands from my mouth. "A what?" "A frenum. It's the piece of soft tissue that runs in a thin vertical line between the lips and the gums. I have a long one, which … Read more

Bird In Home-Nest Hiding

Wednesday, August 18, 2021

Have you ever peeked into a bird's nest to see newly hatched, tiny baby birds? They are so very small and fragile, and so dependent on their parents for protection and nourishment. The parents defend the nest and expend themselves to find … Read more

The Lily Of The Valley

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Until we moved to Canada, my dad was a rose grower. When he built his first greenhouse in the early 1930s, he supplemented his income by growing a fair-sized plot of Lilies of the Valley. They were easy to grow outside and bloomed early. I … Read more

Too Much Worrying, Not Enough Believing

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Lately, my life has become one big worry. Off work on medical leave, I worry about how I will feed my family and pay the rent and bills. Not knowing what the future will hold is very difficult. I am very much aware that we Christians are … Read more

The Sieve

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Living where I do in the north of British Columbia, Canada, makes gardening difficult. Our growing season is not only shorter, but also our soil often lacks the necessary nutrients for healthy plants. In addition, we live two hours … Read more

The Little Things

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

I am sitting in the beautiful setting of Bon Echo Provincial Park. Evidences of God are everywhere: the tall pines that tower over the campsite, the warm sunshine beaming down on us, and the stunning view when we walk down to the water's … Read more

I Must Tell Rosa

Monday, February 18, 2019

There are many references to hair in the Bible, but this particular one challenges my imagination — to think that God even knows the number of our hairs. Some males like myself, with few hairs on our heads, may make the numbering … Read more

Downsizing … Of Sorts

Saturday, January 12, 2019

"Where are we going put it? I think we're turning into hoarders." My wife and I have both asked the question and made the statement. Our love for antiques — especially furniture — keeps us adding to our collection and trying to stuff … Read more

Coming Again

Sunday, December 16, 2018

It's the season. He's the reason. It's that time of year again when we celebrate the birth of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ. Born in a lowly stable. Heralded by a host of angels. Worshipped by shepherds and wise men. A tiny baby. A … Read more

The Thief

Thursday, July 12, 2018

I was on my way to an appointment. I had only left the house and been driving for a matter of minutes, when I realized that I had forgotten something. I hurried back home, opened the front door and walked in. Immediately, I could sense … Read more


Friday, June 8, 2018

Sometimes, it takes a period of enforced inactivity to make us look at things from a different perspective. This winter, I suffered a bad attack of the flu. I thought that I'd soon recover and that "tomorrow will be better". But as the … Read more

A Thief In The Night

Friday, May 25, 2018

There are rules for living in the city, just as there are rules for living in the country. For instance, city dwellers keep their doors locked. When we moved from the city to a farm where our nearest neighbour was a ten-minute walk from … Read more

A Figurehead Or The Real Thing?

Monday, December 18, 2017

The extravagance of British royalty fascinates me. Yet sometimes, I wonder, Why bother? This pageantry is just a remnant of the past. It's not the real thing; monarchs no longer rule. Yet royal traditions can preserve values like … Read more

Old Faithful

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Last summer, our family took a trip that included Yellowstone National Park, in Wyoming, USA. We learned that the park is situated over a dome of lava near the surface of the earth that creates a "hot spot" that fuels a huge number of … Read more

We Make Choices

Monday, February 8, 2016

I have sometimes been confronted with this accusation: "You only believe in God because your parents ground it into your head when you were young." The implication is that our parents taught us their beliefs, and we have quietly accepted … Read more


Monday, August 17, 2015

Our town, Ocean View, Delaware, USA, is a beach resort area on the Atlantic coast having an influx of vacationers yearlong, especially in the summertime. Throughout the year, our area is laced with yard sales, garage sales, and flea … Read more

Are We Ready?

Thursday, January 29, 2015

As Tuesday closed in New York City, there was a strange silence. The streets were almost vacant of the usual flow of cars and trucks. They had disappeared, trying to avoid the coming blizzard. The weather forecasters had predicted a … Read more

Be Prepared

Sunday, January 4, 2015

One rather ordinary morning recently, I had a list of errands that I wanted to attend to. As I was crossing a downtown street, at the crosswalk and with the pedestrian light, I was suddenly and unexpectedly aware of a large black vehicle. … Read more

A House Divided

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Because I am a non-confrontational person, being forthright, outspoken, or direct when speaking truth becomes an arduous task requiring discernment. I perceive others to have tendencies to sugar-coat truth in fear of animosity or … Read more

An Early Reformer

Friday, October 31, 2014

Shortly after we moved to Meaford, Ontario, Canada, in 1948, I was just a young lad. I saw that there was a jewellery store called Huss Jewellery. For some reason, I went in to see the man about, I believe, the repair of a watch which … Read more

The Message

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Our sons entered into a contract with a radio station to advertise their computer business. When they met with the salesperson to go over what they wanted in the ad, he reminded them that it was to be no longer than thirty seconds. Thirty … Read more

The Perfect Gift

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Loving grandparents gave their three-year-old grandson a sturdy black and red four-by-four toy truck for Christmas. Squatted on his knees on the floor, the lad tore off the wrapping, picked up the truck, and went to a cupboard where old … Read more

Tired Of Being In Charge?

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Are you tired of always being the one in charge, planning, cooking, and cleaning up? Don't be dismayed. It's a godly place to be! My friend Belinda gave me this recipe, and I served it instead of traditional mashed potatoes for Christmas … Read more

Treasure Reclaimed

Saturday, May 5, 2012

My husband and I often visit flea markets, yard sales, and "junk" shops, just looking to find something of special interest that someone else has discarded. The old saying, "One man's junk is another man's treasure", takes on a new … Read more

Our Imperishable Inheritance

Friday, February 3, 2012

Have you ever received an inheritance from someone? Several institutions and family members received an inheritance from my mother-in-law after she passed on last year. I am sure that these financial windfalls have proven to be great blessings to all … Read more

The Mediator

Monday, January 23, 2012

Recently, I heard the news that an older cousin had passed away. As always, when someone I know dies, I immediately reflect upon old memories of family and friends. I think about losses I have experienced over the years and … Read more

Doing First Things First

Saturday, July 23, 2011

At the time that today's Scripture was my latest major revelation, one day, during my devotional time, I was itching to adjust my work schedule into a more efficient order, when I came across this quotation in one of my … Read more

More Than Sparrows

Thursday, July 14, 2011

As the sparrows return for the spring and summer, I enjoy seeing them hop around. They remind me of today's verses. Sparrows are very valuable as a lovely part of God's creation, and we are even more important than those … Read more

The Bermuda Easter Lily

Sunday, April 24, 2011

I have always loved the beautiful lily flower for it reminds me of Easter in Bermuda. As a child, I usually had the job of dunking the lily stems in boiling hot water to stop them from wilting. Yes, that … Read more

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