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An Unlikely Friendship

Sunday, February 4, 2024

In the parking lot of the grocery store where I sometimes shop, there is a man who stands with a smile on his face and hope in his eyes. He is never demanding or rude, but if the customers allow him, he takes their shopping carts away … Read more

The Rocks

Thursday, July 15, 2021

Outside, finally enjoying the spring weather, my family and I were standing by the greenhouse, discussing repairs that needed completing. As we were chatting, a resounding metallic thunk split the air. We all knew immediately what it … Read more

A Channel

Friday, July 3, 2020

At my father's mill, a channel ran between the upper log storage pond and the lower pond, where logs could be poled and floated to be sawed. The channel was used only for that simple purpose, and it worked effectively. Periodically, the … Read more

The Sieve

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Living where I do in the north of British Columbia, Canada, makes gardening difficult. Our growing season is not only shorter, but also our soil often lacks the necessary nutrients for healthy plants. In addition, we live two hours … Read more

Misunderstood

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Have you ever had a situation where something you said was misunderstood? Most people communicate by the use of words. A newborn first communicates with facial expressions, crying, and other sounds, but soon utters words. Normally it is … Read more

Taking The Shortcut

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Shortcuts are not always the best course. My brother, children, and I were day hiking in Panthertown Valley near Brevard, North Carolina. The map of the area, while perhaps legible to an experienced map reader, left a lot to be … Read more

Contentious Living

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

The Andy Griffith episode, "Andy The Marriage Counsellor", tells the story of the Boones. They are a new couple in Mayberry, and while they get along with the townsfolk, they can't seem to master the art of getting along with … Read more

In The Doghouse

Friday, July 8, 2011

Sometimes the Book of Proverbs makes me laugh out loud. Today's verse had me smiling because I know what it feels like to be in the doghouse, especially when I'm the one who sent me there. I've got this picture … Read more

Holes In The Pocket

Friday, June 24, 2011

During President Herbert Hoover's administration, it was common to see pants pockets turned inside out. Hoover flags were symbols of the poverty many Americans were facing. It was left to Franklin Roosevelt's administration to fix the American economy. Hoover left … Read more

Answering The Cry

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

It was Tuesday night. My wife and I were eating at a local fast-food restaurant. I noticed him when we first entered. He seemed to meander around in no particular direction. Later, I noticed him at a nearby booth choking … Read more

The Dove Found No Rest

Saturday, August 7, 2010

I used to be the worst of those restless people. My watchword was "Let's just get it done!" At times, even getting things done yesterday was "nuisance late" for my preferred schedule. Yes, I was one of those overly-exacting eager … Read more

It's Not Me

Thursday, September 11, 2008

John Stuart's Surprise Package devotional of June 22, 2008, was about his receiving a package from Canada, following his Christian Candy devotional of May 6, 2008, wherein he divulged his love of chocolate. The "surprise package" … Read more

Thirty Seconds Or Less

Monday, May 20, 2002

About ten years ago, a fast-food company prided itself on its ability to deliver the food to the customer's home in less than half an hour, or the order was free. One regular customer used to see it as some … Read more

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