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Did You Get An Invitation?

Tuesday, November 28, 2023

Destination weddings are weddings that are located in another city, country, or even a deserted island. One of my grandsons had his in the beautiful hills of Tennessee, USA. The lodge that we stayed in with most of our family looked like a … Read more


Sunday, December 18, 2022

I punched the button on the counter to let someone know that I needed help at the fabric counter of the big-box store. Soon, I heard someone coming — banging and clanging. When she rounded the corner, I saw why: she had numerous tools and … Read more

Cabin In The Woods

Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Sixty-seven years ago, I spent my last summer at Bible camp, always with the same counsellor, Christine, who wore jeans and old plaid shirts at a time when no other woman in my life did that. I trusted her enough to speak up during evening … Read more

Sharing Christmas Joy

Friday, December 4, 2020

A friend texted me one morning, "What nail salon do you go to? I need a new one." I quickly replied, "The one by Safeway. There's a young girl who does a good job. I don't know her name." Several hours later, I received this text: … Read more

The Boundless Word Of God

Tuesday, August 25, 2020

"God writes the Gospel, not in the Bible alone, but also on trees and in the flowers and clouds and stars." – Martin Luther I once viewed the Word of God as simply a system of laws and rules to obey. At least, that's what I absorbed … Read more

Ready Or Not

Friday, December 14, 2018

As my husband and I celebrate our 45th wedding anniversary today, I am reminded that we were not engaged prior to our marriage. On our first wedding anniversary, I wondered if I might receive a ring as an anniversary or Christmas gift. … Read more

My Afghan War Rug

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

An unusual piece of art hangs on my downstairs hall wall. It's an Afghan War Rug designed with army tanks, AK-47s, explosions, grenades, helicopters, and a map of Afghanistan. Understandably, most people prefer not to display such … Read more

War And Peace

Friday, November 10, 2017

Jesus told His disciples that there would be wars and rumours of wars, and that nation would rise against nation and kingdom against kingdom. He spoke these words as they stood in awe of the magnificent buildings and stone structures of … Read more

Harassment Of Believers

Sunday, March 26, 2017

We have a subscription to a Dutch-language newspaper which is published here in Canada and consists mostly of news and articles about and from the Netherlands. In the December 2016 issue, there was an article about a political party in … 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

The Right Time

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

I find myself putting in the time sitting on my recliner knitting more dolls. Even though I see double at times, each doll forms out properly — it is all from old know-how and memory. I noticed that the clock on the wall was out of sync … Read more


Thursday, January 8, 2015

Over the years of my driving career, I have owned a number of vehicles, and like many other drivers, I named my cars. For whatever reason, their names have all started with "B". The other thing common to all my cars is that I posted a … Read more

A Christmastime Tragedy

Thursday, December 27, 2012

On December 14, 2012, the city of Newtown, Connecticut, USA, was shaken by the news of a gunman entering Sandy Hook Elementary School and killing 26 children and adults. Whenever such a tragedy occurs, it seems that we find ourselves … Read more

The End Of The World?

Thursday, December 20, 2012

"The world is coming to an end on December 21, 2012." You have read about it in the newspaper. You have heard about it on television. There are thousands of interpretations and views on the Internet. Just google the phrase "2012 end of the … Read more

Time, Our Most Precious Commodity

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

When I was a new Christian, I was so enthralled with the singing of the congregation, their beautiful harmony, and their enthusiasm, that I did not even comprehend the meaning of the words, until one day, the congregation sang that … Read more

Reflections on Disaster

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

1. When a disaster strikes, even as far away as in Japan, it causes all of us to think about what it would be like if that happened to us. To see people's houses blown apart by advancing water and … Read more


Friday, October 16, 2009

A number of years ago, my sister and her friends invited me to come along and play some golf. We purchased a basket of golf balls to share. We each took turns. When my turn came, I took one of … Read more


Tuesday, April 24, 2007

I don't know about others, but at our house, we have a steady diet of media news reports — radio in the morning, evening television news, and at least one newspaper a day. As a sympathetic, bleeding-heart type, I can … Read more


Sunday, March 4, 2007

My husband pointed out the two sundogs in the blustery sky. "Keep an eye out," he said. "Watch which one stays." We were delighted to see that the one to the north disappeared. This of course signalled warm weather to … Read more

Value In Letters

Tuesday, August 29, 2006

My Mom was the best letter writer I have known. I never really knew that until I moved away from home as a teenager. She would write weekly. Sometimes the letters were long. Sometimes they were short. She would go … Read more

God's Mouthpieces

Tuesday, February 11, 2003

Over the years, as I have been teaching Sunday School or conducting worship services while camping with my son's Scout troop, I have noticed a curious phenomenon. I would spend many hours researching, organizing, outlining, and even drafting whole paragraphs … Read more

Not The Norm

Friday, October 26, 2001

When I was asked if I was going to Florida this year — with all the terrorist threatenings going on in the United States — I didn't hesitate to answer, "Yes, God willing." Although things are "not the norm", we … Read more

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