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Bosom For The Bruised And Broken

Tuesday, November 8, 2022

My nose was blocked with mucus, and it was so serious that I had to breathe from my mouth. I know that it sounds absurd, but I was afraid that when I would sleep at night, I might forget to breathe through my mouth, and I would die. The … Read more

God Speaks!

Friday, May 7, 2021

As I made a cup of tea to start the process of waking up, this song jumped into my brain: Nothing's too incy-wincy for His care Nothing's too big, big, big for His power Nothing's too teeny-weeny for His care. – Doug Horley I wrote … Read more

Wash Your Hands

Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Recently, I was asked to reflect upon what we understand by the Sabbath day today. From the seventh day of the creation story in Genesis, what are God's intentions in instituting the day of rest for humanity? To cut the theology short, … Read more

Gentle Jesus

Monday, September 7, 2020

Countless times, Christians feel like giving up in our daily pursuit of God and happiness. Especially when discouragements and frustrations crop up along the way, that's normal for all of us. At times, some of us even feel that God has … Read more

Hold Your Peace

Friday, June 12, 2020

Whenever I pray, for the times when I remember, I always say, "Lord, help me to bridle my tongue today," because words are powerful and are incapable of being retracted after they are said. I also discovered that presidents and other … Read more

Read On

Saturday, July 14, 2018

One of my great pleasures in life is reading, but guilt sneaks in whenever I sit down to imbibe in a gluttony of chapters. "A waste of time," whispers the little voice in my head. "You must vacuum, dust, write something, or cook a meal … Read more

Gossip, Slander, And Lies

Friday, May 11, 2018

I have always liked classical, operetta, and opera music. When I was young, we did not have access to it, other than what we may have heard on the radio occasionally. But when we moved to Vienna, Austria, that great capital of the music … Read more

The (Un)pardonable Sin

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

For Hester Prynne in Nathanial Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter, it was an A; for many others, it is a D. In a puritanical time period, Hester Prynne made the mistake of having a sexual relationship outside of marriage and getting … Read more

Junk Mail

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

We've been getting a lot of e-mail in our junk mailbox lately. I get invitations from different companies from all over the world to do business with them. Obviously, they don't know how old I am. We have also been advised about several … Read more

Following The Leader

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

I have an entire collection of Walt Disney classic movies on VHS videotape that either I purchased or were given to me as gifts. All my children and grandchildren have enjoyed watching them over the years. But technology changes, and a VHS … Read more

Might God Replay His Videos?

Sunday, May 21, 2017

We are amazed at all of the technology that has come into use in the past fifteen years, and we wonder what might be discovered, developed, and revealed within the next very few years. God created the cosmos with all of the possibilities … Read more

Careless Words

Thursday, October 29, 2015

During the recent Canadian federal election, several candidates were forced to withdraw after comments they had made on social media surfaced. These comments, which were thoughtless, ill-considered, and sometimes offensive and hateful, … Read more

Standing Firm

Thursday, September 26, 2013

The sound of the rain began as a welcome, gentle trickle, bouncing off the maroon-coloured leaves of the bushes just outside of our porch. I sat protected from the rain, and watched as the rain rapidly grew into a ferocious downpour, … 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


Wednesday, March 20, 2013

One of the things that I enjoy in my spare time is writing captions for my photo album. This hobby requires some thought in choosing the best words to describe the expressions captured on film. Catchwords can be lighthearted or serious; … Read more

Intercessory Prayer – Bind And Destroy

Sunday, June 10, 2012

On several occasions over the past twenty-five years, I have made lists of people for whom I wanted the love of God to become real. About ten years ago, I began to walk with God in a ministry of intercessory … Read more


Saturday, June 18, 2011

During the past year, I had the opportunity to talk with one of my fellow PCCWeb Daily devotional writers and dear friend, Parise Arakelian. Being from the west coast, she was shocked the first day I spoke to her via … Read more

He Understands

Saturday, November 27, 2010

I have recently found an old electric typewriter that our children learned to type on in our home school years ago. Because it is electric, one just has to touch the keys lightly and it types the letter. But if … Read more

Standing Before The Judge

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

A minor fender bender seven months ago recently found me standing before the judge in a courtroom. Prepared with the evidence to support my case, I stood before the man who would decide the outcome. As it turned out, it … Read more

Reel It In

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Our little dog, Peanut, is old. He also has only three teeth, which means that keeping his tongue in his mouth is a full-time job. Without his teeth, it is quick to slip out the sides of his lips, which … Read more

The Power Of The Tongue

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

After calling a friend of ours to encourage him and his wife, to convey our love for them, and to let them know that our prayers go with them, my wife and I once again turned to our Lord in … Read more

Heart Condition

Sunday, August 16, 2009

In these times, we are well taught and warned to care for our hearts by partaking of a healthy diet with adequate exercise. Many of us can be seen throughout supermarkets diligently reading labels to know the contents of foods, … Read more

The Jaws Of Life

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Several weeks ago, I heard the news that my cousin had been in a terrible car accident. The paramedics had to use a device called the Jaws of Life in order to pull him out of the wreckage. My cousin … Read more

Forgiven, Not Forgotten

Friday, November 14, 2008

I have worked with teens for the last several years, and one of the things that bothers me is the careless way they often speak to each other. I have developed a couple of short workshops to show, in a … Read more


Tuesday, July 8, 2008

I am so looking forward to summer. I love being outside. I love going for walks. I love sitting in my yard, reading a book. I love puttering in my flower garden. I love watching the younger generation playing in … Read more

Processing The Flow

Thursday, October 28, 2004

I do a lot of reading, a lot of listening, a lot of watching television, and, sometimes, a lot of talking. I like to say nice things to people, and I like for them to say nice things to me. … Read more

More Pigeons!

Wednesday, August 18, 2004

Today as I walked back from town, I noticed some wire netting that covered a large circular window. The netting is put there to stop the pigeons from being able to perch on the ledges. Many businesses spend thousands of … Read more

Drive Clean Test

Saturday, August 14, 2004

On Monday morning, I took our seven-year-old car to the dealer for a "Drive Clean" test, which is a requirement every two years in Ontario prior to renewal of our vehicle permit. This test was first implemented in Toronto — … Read more

Looking For Signs

Friday, February 28, 2003

Several weeks ago, I had tentatively agreed to go on a mission trip to Honduras. As is often the case in such situations, after having made the commitment, I was assailed with second thoughts: "Since we have just moved, would … Read more

LISTEN Listen listen

Friday, October 15, 1999

When I was in Israel this year I stood on a mountaintop. That day I could see all the way to the Mediterranean Sea. There was a stillness, and something that is hard to describe. I thought of Elijah when … Read more

The Sign Of Jonah

Saturday, April 19, 1997

How often have we begged God for a "sign" so that we would know God's will? When we pray, how do we recognize God's direction over the beguiling call of our desires and perceived needs? Wouldn't it be so nice … Read more

Hurters And Helpers

Tuesday, February 11, 1997

In February 1996, The Presbyterian Record published a game I created to use with children during Family Violence Prevention Week (page 50). It was called Hurters and Helpers. After an energetic game the children are invited to reflect on how … Read more

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