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Storage Box

Thursday, September 14, 2023

Recently, the flat roof over my office leaked, and I had to mend it and repair the ruined internal walls. Deep joy — not! Before our arrival here, the garage had been converted into a living space. As a result, this external half of a … Read more

The Bible

Saturday, July 15, 2023

You've probably said one or more of these sayings in your lifetime: – He's as old as Methuselah. – You're the apple of my eye. – I just escaped by the skin of my teeth. – It's time to put your house in order. – It's like the blind leading … Read more

Life-Giving Crumbs

Thursday, April 27, 2023

I have started to learn French. I use an app that has a competitive edge to it. I have been doing it for over a month now, and already, I am up in the Emerald League and fifth from the top of the leader board. Unwittingly, I seem to have … Read more

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

A Clean Heart

Thursday, July 23, 2020

The late Muhammed Ali made a striking statement about the heart in 1978: "The personality of a person, the ways of a person, the thoughts, the deeds and the actions, it's all based around the heart. For what is a man? A man is his heart." … Read more


Sunday, October 6, 2019

I am now on the other side of the communion table. What I see and hear are different from presiding at the table. Instead of an assemblage of heads, I see a cup and a loaf of bread. Instead of the memorized ritual of holy communion, I … Read more

Bread And Other Stuff

Thursday, August 22, 2019

My little terrier mix dog, Chewy, is a bottomless pit. He hops up and down excitedly as I place his bowl on the feeding mat. His grub vanishes in milliseconds before I've eaten a few bites of my own dinner. Then, he's at my feet … Read more


Thursday, March 7, 2019

I am the main bread-slicer in our house. Having returned from a shopping trip up the road with an uncut loaf, I thought that a bit of pro-active slicing would be in order, to save the toaster from some of the family's exaggerated wedges … Read more

The Words Of My Mouth

Saturday, November 14, 2015

We watch a fair number of English mystery shows on television, and some of them start out with the warning: "This show contains coarse language and scenes of violence. Viewer discretion is advised." They warn us, so that we are prepared. … Read more

Feed The World

Friday, October 3, 2014

One of the first pictures that I ever saw of Jesus was contained in a children's book. In my mind's eye, I can still see it. Jesus is standing at the top of a hill with his hands held up in prayer to God. Before Him, on a rock, loaves and … Read more


Tuesday, February 25, 2014

I was told by medical personnel not to be surprised about some symptoms that I was asking about. They said that at 85, one can expect signs of memory loss, pains that were not there before, or dimming eyesight. At one point, a healthcare … Read more

Cats And Dogs

Monday, February 17, 2014

One Sunday morning, our pastor introduced his sermon by referring to a ministry known as "Cat n Dog Theology". Having two cats at home, this idea naturally aroused my curiosity. Then, I heard the following quotation: A dog may look at … Read more

The Red Boxes

Monday, December 9, 2013

Tradition has a way of finding a place in many of the seasonal events in which we participate. In our family though, Christmas seems to have quite a few — from the trimming of the tree, to the Christmas dishes I set the table with, and … Read more

You Call That A Skirt?

Friday, October 19, 2012

I needed a black skirt for a concert, so I googled the word "skirt", hoping to find fashion ideas. To my surprise, I got fishing sites and discovered that a skirt is a kind of fishing lure. This is not … Read more

Slave To Spoken Words

Thursday, June 14, 2012

"I am the master of my unspoken words, and a slave to those that should have remained unspoken." This unknown writer must have felt exactly the same way as I did: guilty. Have you ever said something that you were … Read more

It's What's On The Inside

Friday, November 25, 2011

"It's what's on the inside that counts." How many times have I heard that saying and even uttered it myself? It's normally reserved for those who don't measure up to society's definition of beautiful, so we comfort people by telling … Read more

Cookie Jars!

Monday, September 20, 2004

Sometimes things happen and I ask, "Lord, what are You saying to me?" Today, I was enthusiastically having a cup of tea when such an event occurred. Earlier at home, in haste, I had cut off the last few biscuits … Read more

Roll Out The Red Carpet

Wednesday, July 2, 2003

The other morning, my three-year-old daughter said something that, to her, was so simple, but which was truly quite profound. As she lay in bed with her mother, out of the blue, she said, "You know, mommy, I put carpet … Read more

From The Heart

Thursday, April 25, 2002

The bread used in our church for communion is the unleavened wafer, which, when taken into the mouth, dissolves slowly on the tongue. Each time I take this bread, I hold it in my mouth until I return to my … Read more


Tuesday, October 2, 2001

Today's verse has caused me some difficulties lately. Now don't get me wrong, I haven't been having any uncontrolled swearing binges, or anything like that, but something happened recently that makes me feel like I need to be very careful. … Read more

Eleven Character Alpha Numeric Item Identifier

Friday, February 25, 2000

With increased automation, things supposedly were made easier to understand, quicker to achieve, faster to get done. The other day as I rang up the number to check on the delivery and receipt of a parcel within our postal system, … Read more

Honour Thy Father And Mother

Saturday, May 8, 1999

For many, Mother's Day and Father's Day (where observed) are sorrowful days, for one or both of their parents are no longer with them. The words of Joshua refer to the setting up of the twelve stones carried from the … Read more

The Way Of All Sheep

Thursday, May 22, 1997

In her book, Raising Sheep the Modern Way, British Columbian Paula Simmons presents a nuts-and-bolts explanation of the vocation, including such topics as fences, feeds, lambing positions, parasites, hoof care, shearing, and mutton recipes. Yet even in such a secular … Read more

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