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Seeds Of Faith

Friday, June 16, 2023

When I was a child, I had a heart disease, and I was bedridden for a number of years. It was a difficult and lonely time for me, and I am sure that this was also a challenging time for my parents as they cared for me, to keep me busily … Read more

Is It Good Or Is It Bad?

Monday, October 17, 2022

This summer, we bought new garden furniture for our backyard. We unpacked it from the boxes, removed all the plastic, and set in groups all the pieces to be put together. Then, as it was a very hot day, we went inside for a break before … Read more

Mountain In The Front Yard

Saturday, April 30, 2022

The rugged Selkirk Mountain Range, spanning Canada and the USA, is home to grizzly bears, cougars, and wolves. When my father was still able to go down into the mines, we lived at the foot of one of the mountains, in tenement housing … Read more

Asking A Lot?

Saturday, May 29, 2021

I have been preoccupied with the purchase of a replacement car, as the current one has now done 92,000 miles. During the initial process of putting my toe in the water, I cried out to God, firstly, to find what I thought was the right … Read more

Weather Predictions And More

Sunday, January 26, 2020

Winter isn't my favourite season. Although it's very beautiful after a snowfall — a winter wonderland, as they say — I don't like it when the wind blows and visibility becomes almost nil, especially if we have to travel somewhere. We … Read more

Where's Nemo?

Saturday, January 11, 2020

"We should name him Nemo," I teased, as we lowered our little goldfish into the backyard pond. But then, there were those two cute dots on his tail. "How about 'Deuce'?" my husband suggested. "Perhaps 'Dos'?" I countered. So, it was … Read more

Dealing With Change

Monday, May 22, 2017

Like most people, I find changes very hard to accept. Sometimes, I push back against them, even if the changes are meant to make my life better. I guess I get comfortable in my own routine, so I resist any alterations. I admit that … Read more

The Uncompromising Light

Saturday, March 7, 2015

In North America, we have what is called Daylight Saving Time, which merely means turning our clocks ahead one hour. This action is done on the second Sunday of March. In actuality, we don't get a minute more of daylight. What we do get … Read more

Oh It Is Jesus

Saturday, October 18, 2014

For over five years, I hosted a radio program called The Gospel Train. The joy of the Lord was in my heart as I read Scripture and played classic gospel recordings. One of my favourites was from Grammy Award artist, Andraé Crouch, who … Read more

Fourteen Thousand Pounds

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Last summer, we had the opportunity to purchase fourteen round bales of hay, fodder enough for our livestock for the next two years. The deal was not only financially appealing, but when delivery was thrown in, it became irresistible. The … Read more


Saturday, January 7, 2012

In 2011, life gave me a little squeeze, to find out what is really inside, where and what my priorities are, when push comes to shove. I have been busy both at home and at work. At home, with the … Read more

Sin's Thoroughness

Monday, August 8, 2011

Yeast rolls are a sumptuous delight when served piping hot. In fact, when served at a restaurant, I could make my meal on them and would almost choose them instead of a high-quality steak. There is just something about the … Read more

A Gentle Rebuke

Friday, September 18, 2009

Discouragement can so easily settle down in our spirit! I have a habit of "teacher marking" particular tasks in which I have participated. I used to say to my late husband, "Ron, I failed." Looking at me with his blue … Read more

Just A Pinch

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Looking through old recipes one day, I found the recipe for homemade bread that I had tried to make with Mom years ago. The sheet was folded twice and had yellowed with age. A smile crept across my face as … Read more

Celebrated Guidelines

Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Recently, I was looking through magazine submission guidelines, when I came across an invitation for authors to submit their work for an elite client. Supposedly, the magazine offered its readers the "ultimate guide to the good life". The editors were … Read more

Where Are Our Eyes Fixed?

Thursday, March 9, 2006

On a recent trip to New York City, we had our eyes focused and looking forward towards the New York skyline, looking for the Statue of Liberty. The closer we drove, the more we searched the skyline. When we finally … Read more


Thursday, July 29, 2004

The other day, I attempted to shorten a screw using a small hacksaw. However, after I had used the hacksaw for about twenty seconds, it seemed that my efforts had ceased to make any meaningful impact. Before the commencement of … Read more

God's Awesome Power

Thursday, March 6, 2003

Have you ever had something happen that is so bizarre that you have no explanation for it except the hand of God? Back in the days when I was still teaching school, I was driving home from a meeting at … Read more


Sunday, April 21, 2002

I know this father. He invited me to his home. We ate and talked and shared our loves and concerns. He asked me to accompany him to his son's bedroom. "My son is very ill. He is suffering from OCD … Read more

God's Clouds

Wednesday, November 14, 2001

I have always loved clouds. As a child, I would lie on my back in the grass, gaze into the heavens, and watch the cloud parade. How many wonderful things my imagination was able to see there: a whole series … Read more

There Is Hope In The Name Of The Lord

Friday, January 12, 2001

In yesterday's devotional, I wrote about our granddaughter and the growth of her tumour, and explained the treatment she will have to undergo. Yesterday I talked positively and in strength. Today I will share something of the struggle I had … Read more

Clear Thinking

Monday, February 28, 2000

Have you ever had a really productive day, a day when you rose up in the morning, clear-headed and alert? You tackled the chores, and those awkward little jobs you had been putting off, and everything seemed to go smoothly? … Read more

It Seemed Like A Good Idea

Monday, July 7, 1997

Have you ever had a great idea for a certain project, only to have it turn out the very opposite of what you intended? Sometimes our inspirations lead us to jump in without considering all the implications. I've been told … Read more

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