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Investing Wisely

Tuesday, June 15, 2021

At some point in our lives, many of us will invest money for our retirement. Those of us who are retired may be drawing an additional source of income from the investments that we made when we were younger. Some, however, may have seen … Read more

Do Remember — Don't Forget!

Thursday, May 13, 2021

One of our daughters lives in the state of Michigan, USA, some 800 km from where we live. For many years, we went there twice a year, in the spring and in the autumn. Going there and coming back, we always went about halfway, stayed … Read more

Some Good News

Friday, July 10, 2020

Like me, you might be somewhat disappointed with recent television offerings, filled with unwholesome deprivation, gratuitous violence, and calls for revenge. So, I was recently encouraged by an eight-episode Internet show called SGN ( … Read more

Preaching Everywhere

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Preaching has always been at the heart of the Christian church ever since it was established. The good news of the gospel has been proclaimed in more and more nations in every generation since the time of Christ sending out His disciples. … Read more


Thursday, May 25, 2017

Some years ago, my wife and I went on a guided tour of Israel with a group of Christians led by a pastor. We visited mostly sites of biblical importance, like Jerusalem, Bethlehem, and Jericho, and we spent considerable time in the … Read more

Moving On

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Three of my neighbours moved away this week into seniors' residences. It seemed rather sudden, but it likely won't affect me since I never knew them very well. However, when I got a call yesterday from a very dear friend telling me that … Read more

We've A Story To Tell

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

When my father was close to the end of his life here on earth in 1987, I spent a lot of time with him, and he told me many stories. He was born in 1900, and he went to work when he was twelve. He told me about the time when the first car … Read more


Sunday, April 5, 2015

The dreaded phone call came from Canada in the middle of a missionary term in Papua New Guinea. Our housemaid answered and relayed the message to me when I arrived home for lunch. I'll never forget her exact words: "Rick, sorry … your … Read more

His Banner

Thursday, June 12, 2014

I can't help but notice all the banners flying around on cars for the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™. As the matches begin today, the stadiums will be filled with people waving banners in support of their country's team. Coincidentally, … Read more

Don't Be Discouraged

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

After His resurrection, Jesus showed Himself to His followers on several occasions. One of those was at the Sea of Galilee, after they had caught no fish all the previous night. This story reminded me of the time when I worked in the … Read more

Believe It Or Not

Sunday, March 31, 2013

In the 'seventies, I worked in England, and every other year, we would come back to Canada on home leave. Many times, when we returned to Europe, I would take a little present for the people who worked with me in the office. One year, I … Read more

Go, Even Through The Fog

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

The day was dark, foggy, and rainy, as I drove to the GO station to take the GO train with my friend from here in Barrie to the Royal Winter Fair in Toronto. I don't mind driving to Toronto or … Read more

Walk It Out

Sunday, January 30, 2011

I was recently with some sports fans who were watching American football. During one of the plays, a player went down with many other players on top of him in a heap. As everyone got back up, the poor guy … Read more

In The Name Of The Lord

Friday, July 2, 2010

As often as my name is called, used, or written, there is no godly power in it to overcome any dark besetting negatives or sickness in others or myself. Jesus warned His disciples, "without Me you can do nothing." (John … Read more

The Jesus Rose

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

A carpenter by trade, Earl read the signed note with great interest, because he recognized the names. "This little rose was given to me on our first-month anniversary. I hung it inside this wall with the hope that all who … Read more

Empty Shell

Sunday, August 30, 2009

We live across from an elementary school. Come the end of June, the playground goes quiet, the parking lot empty, and the flag comes down from the flagpole. The building then becomes an empty shell for the next two months. … Read more

That Which Is Lost

Thursday, May 21, 2009

The phone rang. "Hello, Kathleen?" "Yes," I answered, bracing myself to deal with a telemarketer. "We have your wallet; you left it at the church." I hadn't even noticed that my wallet was missing. Some good soul had turned it … Read more

Victory In Jesus

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Have you ever contemplated what Christ went through for us when He gave His life on the cross at Golgotha? I have — and when I do, it actually brings tears to my eyes to think that He died such … 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


Monday, February 12, 2007

As is tradition in many Canadian families, Fraser has played hockey from an early age. He had skates on almost as soon as he could walk. Four-year-olds on the ice are not really playing hockey, however, but a game of … Read more

Collective Fishermen

Sunday, April 24, 2005

My husband and I spent many fun-filled weekends at a little fishing village in the Florida panhandle on the gentle waters of the gulf. We spent many hours fishing with our poles or rods and reels. We were selective fishermen. … Read more

Hot Cross Buns

Saturday, March 30, 2002

Although I enjoy eating hot cross buns, I do not make them. I simply purchase them from the bakery. However, I believe many people bake hot cross buns, and even a cursory search of the Internet confirms this fact. Dozens … Read more

Doing What God Asks

Friday, October 5, 2001

Have you ever noticed that sometimes God, or someone else, has to keep hitting us over the head with the proverbial two-by-four to get our attention? I don't know how many times I had read the scripture passages quoted today. … Read more

He Lives!

Sunday, March 30, 1997

Just a few verses, stating very simply the foundation of our Christian hope. The risen Christ makes himself known to his disciples. They were never the same again. They couldn't stop talking about it. We have a woman in our … Read more

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