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An Invitation

July 31, 2021

This prolonged pandemic has impacted all of us spiritually. In our imposed isolation, some folks have developed a sense of religious independence and now don't see the need of being part of a congregation or denomination anymore. We've …( read more )

What Is Worship?

June 11, 2020

"ALL WORSHIP CANCELLED" announced the sign in front of a church in my neighbourhood. In response to COVID-19 regulations, most churches have cancelled their Sunday services for a period of time. That's what the sign was meant to convey. …( read more )


June 25, 2019

During just two weeks last year, my life suddenly overflowed with problems. My washing machine died for the third time in a few months after $170 in repairs. I was overwhelmingly busy, teaching Bible studies, finishing a pile of charity …( read more )

God-Ordained Goodness

February 26, 2018

Late afternoon, to my car in my garage, I carried the almost-thawed fish fillets that I had promised for a supper party to be held at my niece's home to celebrate my brother's 86th birthday. I punched the opener, and my big garage door …( read more )

The Thanksgiving Tree

October 8, 2017

In many parts of the world at this time of year, the leaves on the trees turn shades of orange and red. One of my favourite memories of Thanksgiving is of a friend and I driving to her cottage on Oxtongue Lake, near Algonquin Park in …( read more )

Land Of Milk And Honey — And Anti-Fraud

October 4, 2016

Last year, my friend was the victim of identity theft. A dozen new credit cards were issued, but rarely did the credit card companies call first to confirm. The way identity theft works is that the perpetrator provides a false address …( read more )

Singing In The Garden

September 9, 2014

I like to sing just as much as I like to garden, so my plans for the summer were to be singing in the garden. However, when the talents were being handed out for singing and gardening, I was lined up for knitting and reading. According to …( read more )

River Of Pleasure

October 30, 2013

In the midst of mundane happenings and basic, routine, everyday tasks, some days turn out to be extraordinary. So it was when I walked to a nearby store and the only thing occupying my mind was the item that I needed from that particular …( read more )

Family Reunion

August 27, 2013

Once again, a family reunion was arranged, and many of the family journeyed hundreds of kilometres to be together. From the beginning, there was excitement, anticipation, and joyful preparations for the event. The destination property …( read more )

A Musical Crescendo

March 3, 2013

Let us look in on the Plaza de Sant Roc de Sabadell, Barcelona, Spain. There stands a man with his bass fiddle poised to start playing his instrument. A young girl approaches the man's hat on the ground and drops in a coin. The man draws …( read more )


February 15, 2013

This verse causes me to remember how God answered our pleas regarding our son's inability to talk. He was born brain-damaged after being starved for oxygen before birth. At age six when he entered special education classes, he still had …( read more )

Joyful Christians

August 11, 2012

A few weeks ago, we were privileged to hear an African children's choir sing. The joy that these children exhibited and their love for Jesus were quite contagious and very uplifting! Since then, we hosted a couple of young men … (read more)

A Grateful Heart

October 8, 2007

God has blessed us in so many wonderful ways. How often do we take the time to thank Him? Surely not only once a year. Here are some reasons to thank God every day: – Loving relationships with family and … (read more)


May 17, 2007

Last summer, the weather was very rare for our part of Canada. We set record highs a few days in a row. The temperature was often over 30 degrees Celsius. One day, I saw on the weather network that it … (read more)

The Beauty Of Silent Music

November 6, 2006

Recently, I attended a women's conference. This was my first time attending such an event. After getting myself comfortable in the auditorium, I made sure that I had an unobstructed view and that I was comfortable for the evening. As … (read more)

I Will Enter His Gates With Thanksgiving

October 14, 2004

Leah, our choir director's little girl, is a bouncy four-year-old with long blond curls and plenty of energy. One Sunday morning recently, I couldn't help but smile as I, from my position in the choir loft, watched her bound up … (read more)

Make a Joyful Noise

March 17, 2003

My husband and I have had the special privilege of being part of a contemporary praise team for the past several months. It all happened quite unexpectedly after we had moved to a new community, at a beach. One Sunday … (read more)

At The Menders!

March 9, 2002

Before Christmas, as I practiced with the band for the coming service, my guitar-strap broke and, unsupported, it fell to the concrete floor with a bang. I was rather upset, and, since then, my beloved twelve-string has sat there in … (read more)

Twist And Shout – Psalm 100

April 2, 2000

"Shake it up, baby, twist and shout" – B. Russell/P. Medley When the first songs of Elvis Presley and Bill Haley and the Comets became popular, many adults of that generation immediately dismissed the songs as fads and, worse still, … (read more)

Back To School

September 1, 1998

About mid-August, school supplies start showing up in most stores' aisles, and we begin to see parents and kids, supply list in hand, searching for the things which are needed for their particular grade. By September, the aisles are full … (read more)

Lessons From A Backyard Feeder: Faithfulness

September 12, 1997

For over twenty years, birds and other creatures have been coming to the feeders in our back yard. Most of the time, we simply enjoy their amusing antics, but every so often, they have a lesson to teach to us. … (read more)

The Sounds Of Praise

April 16, 1997

You are not familiar with one of the most divisive moments in St. Andrew's history, but it had to do with sound. To be more precise, it had to do with the organ controversy that wreaked havoc and division in … (read more)

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