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Light Seen And Unseen

September 24, 2021

Are you ever amazed or surprised at what light reveals to your human eye? There is a small glass prism that sits on my kitchen windowsill. Sometimes, when the afternoon sunlight hits the prism just right, the bending of the light …( read more )

Songs Of Praise

May 23, 2020

Praise God for the gift of music! Singing songs of praise can lift our spirits and fill us with His joy. I love to sing and give glory to God through praise songs and hymns. I play my favourite CDs when we are in the car. Lately, I have …( read more )

Fisherman's Cove

March 2, 2019

Picture a 12-kilometre (7-mile) hike with a 300-metre (1000-foot) drop from start to ocean. It's labelled difficult, and that means for seasoned hikers. Try it with all the camping gear necessary for mom and dad and three kids all under …( read more )

And The Birdies Sing

February 28, 2019

My friend's husband, recently fitted with hearing aids, came through the storage house door, calling with urgency, "Honey, there are birds chirping in my ears. We best call the doctor." Taken aback, his wife said, "Let's go outside and …( read more )

Good Things Come In Small Packages

March 4, 2018

The movement caught my eye. I was getting out of my friend's car to go to our Bible study and was looking down to see where I could safely place my feet. It had been a long winter, and everything seemed so dull and grey and lifeless. …( read more )

Sing Glory To His Name

December 7, 2016

Two Christmases ago, I wrote a devotional about a song that I had written ( Sing a Song of Praise ). Many of our readers responded, asking me if there was a tune for it. Unfortunately, I had a tune only in my head, and I had no idea …( read more )

If You Look For Me At Christmas

December 11, 2015

Recently, a friend invited me to a ladies' Christmas luncheon at her church. In front of everyone's seat was a beautiful poem written on decorative holiday paper. The title of the poem was "If You Look for Me At Christmas." The pastor's …( read more )

Not To The Swift

September 27, 2014

This summer, I have had the pleasure of caring for two box turtles; I've given them the names "Peek" and "Boo". For them, my backyard is a turtle's paradise. They enjoy walking around the gardens, hiding behind plants, and burrowing …( read more )

Above The Mountains

January 11, 2011

I've never seen the Grand Canyon, but it is on my "bucket list". From what I've heard from other people, it is a remarkable and awe-inspiring place. Photographs do not do it justice and even documentaries on television do not … (read more)

Me, Meditate?

October 5, 2010

Whenever I read articles urging me to meditate, my instant reaction is to ask questions. For me, meditation conjures up images of people practising yoga, or saffron-robed monks who spin prayer wheels in oriental temples. Similarly, some Christian teachers confuse … (read more)

The Armadillo

April 20, 2010

My grandchildren are fascinated with all kinds of wildlife. To them, all of God's creatures are important. During their last visit, they searched for an armadillo, hoping to capture and make a pet of him. They didn't understand my desire … (read more)

Last In Line But Still Equal

May 31, 2009

The Labrador puppies were a beautiful rich cream colour, very appealing as they clamoured towards us at the front of the mesh cage. The one that caught our attention, however, was the peaceful puppy, last in line at the back … (read more)

Mighty Words, Mighty Works

September 29, 2008

Every now and again, for no particular reason, as I'm doing some ordinary task such as putting away leftovers or getting into the car — snap! Suddenly I'm in debilitating pain, and I can't straighten up. It's my back again. … (read more)

How Much More?

February 26, 2008

A member of my Garden Club presented a program on butterflies. She gave each of us a monarch butterfly cocoon to take home for observation. We took the dry, gray, lifeless little ball home and ignored it, until one day, … (read more)

Pitching Tents

June 3, 2007

I learned how to pitch a tent with my Scout troop at a camp in Scotland called Auchengillan. Our scout patrol was full of tenderfoots like myself who knew practically nothing about camping, but we watched the older scouts put … (read more)

Even Before Breakfast

October 8, 2005

When my children came down for breakfast, cheerfully singing a little tune, I cried out, "Sing before breakfast and cry before noon!" After all, I had learned that from my mom and my granny, so it must be a true … (read more)

The Breath Of God

October 3, 2005

We recently took a trip in a hot air balloon. After a few missed starts due to weather, the perfect day arrived. I was expecting us to rise from the earth in a gush of heat and power which would … (read more)

Sea On Fire

June 10, 2005

Every day, I used to have the pleasure of driving nine miles along the coast road between Maybole and Dunure, in the west of Scotland. The scenery was outstanding — a mixture of patchwork fields, rolling hills, and always the … (read more)

Football Season (1)

November 13, 2003

Football has been a favourite sport of mine to watch ever since I was a wee thing, at the age of 6, watching the Dallas Cowboys of the 1970s. Sunday afternoons in the fall would be dedicated, after church, of … (read more)

Gifts From God Through Patience

June 29, 2003

We had the opportunity to take "the trip of a lifetime" to Britain, and with careful research and planning on my husband's part, he booked it. But then came the war with Iraq. As well, our airline was put into … (read more)

Rainbow Over Niagara Falls

September 7, 2002

I stood looking at the Horseshoe Falls at Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada, marvelling at the beauty, majesty, and control of the water. Tremendous amounts of water were pouring over the Falls, and yet it was safe for a cruise boat … (read more)

Seeing The Big Picture

July 10, 2002

The Sunday morning drive to church in the beautiful Muskoka, Ontario, Canada, countryside turned my thoughts to the 104th Psalm, the focus of my meditation for the day. The more I thought about the words of the Psalm, the more … (read more)

Labour Day

September 3, 2001

Today is the day that many of us celebrate as Labour Day. As I was thinking about this day, I got to wondering what this day really means to people. For many here in North America, it is the last … (read more)

One Hundred And Forty-Three Feet

June 2, 2001

One of my favourite things to do is to visit old churches. I love to sit and savour the silence; soak up the scent of the old, old wooden pews; run my hand along their smooth seats and backs; absorb … (read more)

What I Learned Quilting

September 25, 1999

This has been a year for me where I have started to accomplish things that I have wanted to do for a long time but never seemed to have the opportunity to do so before. It may be because my … (read more)

Waiting To Give Thanks

October 12, 1998

One of the things included in the excitement of heading back to university for my daughter and her friends, is the anticipation of gathering at our home for Thanksgiving. We never know who will all be here, but there is … (read more)

Lessons From A Backyard Feeder: Trust

September 11, 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)

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