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The Brother

September 8, 2019

A number of years ago, my brother moved onto my property with me. When we were children, he, being two years older, helped me to learn my alphabet, and taught me how to tie my shoes and ride a two-wheeler bike. Now that we are adults, I …( read more )

The Efforts Business

October 24, 2018

Sometimes, I find myself thinking that God has no more for me to do, as I am old. Then, I remember that the apostle Paul said that he was old, too, a vulnerable thing to admit. But lately, when people ask how I am, I say, "Elderly", …( read more )

Forward With God

January 23, 2017

I was overwhelmed by the responses to my New Year's Eve devotional, Which Way To Go . Readers were very loving and understanding as I outlined my future needs while facing a move to residential care. I really appreciated the love and …( read more )

Have A Healthy Thanksgiving

October 10, 2016

Have you noticed how often the apostle Paul opens his letters with expressions of thanksgiving for people, specifically the believers? – I always thank my God for you because of his grace given you in Christ Jesus. *(1 Corinthians 1:4 NIV …( read more )

Hidden In The Heart

September 21, 2014

Recently, a co-worker and I took a person we support to the Goodwill store to purchase a music CD. As we got into the van, he inserted his CD into the player. As we travelled along to our next destination, what we were treated to was music …( read more )

Fuel Gauge Or Destination?

May 7, 2013

I am sure that I am not the first to be driving along, only to glance down and see the fuel gauge on empty and the red low fuel indicator illuminated. On this particular day, by the time I noticed, I was a very long way from the next town. …( read more )


September 14, 2011

As I walked along the lakefront very early on one particular morning, I noticed that a crew was very busy. People were watering the large gardens of flowers. Another person had a tractor, and he was raking the beach sand. … (read more)

Hey! You Can't Do That!

June 11, 2011

At a grocery store in our town, the shopping carts are locked together, but inserting a quarter releases a cart. When we are done, we put the cart back and we get our quarter back. Many times when we are … (read more)

Seeking Directions

October 6, 2010

With maps and computers and cellular telephone applications, finding our way has become increasingly easy. We hardly ever see anyone stopping another person on the street to ask directions. We are getting quite good at navigating ourselves from one place … (read more)

On Display

April 26, 2009

The box is well weathered, but still intact, holding the book in place. I can remember as a child, on occasions when we moved, catching glimpses of this box, only for it to be put away again. It was never … (read more)

What Comes After Hello?

January 4, 2009

My son and I recently met up with my uncle in a store. Once we said "Hello" to each other, my son and uncle began to chat. For the next ten minutes, the talk revolved around computers and the technical … (read more)

Sharing A Blessing

September 9, 2008

We are very blessed to have a Christian radio station in our city. My favourite day of the week to listen to the radio is Sunday. That station is on all day throughout our home. It plays in the garden … (read more)

Church Potatoes

June 2, 2008

Have you ever gotten into a conversation with someone who does not go to church or does not know the Lord? I am amazed at how those of us who are part of the church can be perceived. Even though … (read more)

Missing The Obvious

April 27, 2008

I have been driving for just over thirty years. When I first began to drive, it was very rare to have to put your own gasoline in your car. Over the years, it has become harder and harder to come … (read more)

Not Of This World

April 17, 2008

I just love it when the Scriptures come to life for me, whether it is through my reading or my daily walk with the Lord. I started out on a snowy Saturday morning to get my Tim Hortons

Worthy Of Praise

December 29, 2007

Children attend my church from a facility that cares for them when their parents are arrested for drugs and other offences. Recently, we discovered that one girl had a beautiful voice. After much pleading and encouraging, our pastor got her … (read more)

No Value Until Activated

November 15, 2005

I had purchased a gift card for a friend. In doing so, I tore off the strip that is used as a hanger for display purposes, and without thinking, I left it in the car. Several days later, I rediscovered … (read more)

My Friend's Request

July 30, 2003

This morning, as I made my bed, I was reminded of a friend that I met twenty years ago. At the time, we were both stay-at-home mothers, and our friendship blossomed as we went on our morning walks through the … (read more)

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