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When God Hides

November 6, 2021

I knew that it was there, but I couldn't see it. When a new or full moon coincides with the moon's closest approach to the earth, it is called a supermoon. The last one for 2021 occurred on June 24th. Once before, when this happened, I …( read more )

Cry Out

October 24, 2021

She raised up on the bed, writhing in pain. I'd watched my wife suffer with kidney stones before. Once, over the course of a week, her abdominal pain had worsened to the point that it merited a trip to the local emergency room. After a …( read more )

The Pangs Of Death

October 14, 2021

The thought of experiencing it unnerved me — even though I claimed to be prepared. While a pre-teen, the fear of dying overcame me. As a nine-year-old, I had chosen to follow Jesus. I knew that He had a place in heaven for me, but I …( read more )

Like A Rock

October 4, 2021

Rocks are my best friends or my most scathing enemies. Encountering rocks is common when hiking in the mountains. During the years that my brother, children, and I hiked, rocks were a common feature on the trails that we travelled. …( read more )

The Cleft Of The Rock

September 29, 2021

I was watching an episode of the game show, Jeopardy, when Dr. Sanjay Gupta was the guest host. One question was about the famous hymn, "Rock of Ages", written by Augustus Toplady (1740-1778). Rock of ages, cleft for me, Let me hide …( read more )

The Roof Rake

April 30, 2021

In my opinion, whoever invented the roof rake deserves not only all the money that they have made through this invention, but a medal as well. The amount of snow that we have experienced this winter has been phenomenal. Keeping ahead of it …( read more )

What To Do With A Pity Party

February 6, 2021

I walk for stress relief and exercise. I also daily thank God for my numerous blessings. I believe that God has called me to minister to those who are grieving, ill, and struggling. However, the other day, I was having a pity party. I …( read more )

Light Therapy

January 13, 2020

It's that SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder) time of the year again! I don't like the dark, and I'm longing for the days when they get longer again. I've been using my light therapy lamp since the beginning of November. It's become part of …( read more )

The Rock

August 2, 2019

One of the privileges of being with a congregation for a long time is watching people grow in faith, especially during times of adversity, hardship, and loss. I am often touched by the spiritual strength that church members have, which …( read more )

God's Missile Defence System

March 3, 2019

When this comforting verse was emailed to me, it came illustrated with a charming picture of a medieval castle set in a forested landscape. It readily conveyed the image of a strong, protecting God. Yet centuries ago, this was possibly …( read more )

The Right Tool

February 24, 2019

I hate cleaning up after the horses in the winter. Everything sticks solid to the icy ground and is a real chore to pick up day after day. It is an even greater chore when my desire to do it in my own strength gets the better of me. I …( read more )

The Teaching Steps

February 6, 2019

In November of last year, I had the opportunity to visit the Holy Land, along with my daughter and several others from my church. It was an amazing experience to walk the same ancient paths that Jesus walked and to see a number of …( read more )


December 28, 2017

When my husband came home from the hospital after having suffered a stroke during surgery six years ago, he did some very strange things. He thought that I was his sister one day, and another day, he recognized me as his wife. I caught him …( read more )

It's A Squirrel's Life

March 18, 2017

Our backyard with its many trees is a heaven for squirrels. I enjoy watching the squirrels frolic high up in the black walnut branches. I imagine the squirrel's view from high up in the trees. From there, the neighbourhood dogs are of no …( read more )

God's Word In Art

October 18, 2015

I have lately developed the habit of looking at the stained glass windows in the different churches that I visit. There is a great variety of them, and I am amazed at the different biblical scenes and symbols which are displayed in the …( read more )

A New Roof

September 20, 2015

It was during the winter, when we had accumulated a lot of snow on the roof, that I noticed a leak in the room where my computer was set up. I called our handyman right away to come and shovel our roof. After he was finished, I noticed …( read more )

Valentine's Chocolates

February 14, 2015

I was a Valentine's Day baby. Thus, every year, my father brought home two boxes of chocolates in heart-shaped boxes, one for my mother, and one for me. How my child's heart loved him for that heart filled with sweets! Fast forward to the …( read more )

Parting The Heavens

June 26, 2014

A few weeks ago, my husband and I saw two adorable fledglings in our neighbour's back yard. Their nest was built on top of a ladder that was located under his grapevine trellis. While we were admiring the baby birds, two robins, not far …( read more )

A Mighty Fortress

October 31, 2013

As those of you who now live, have lived, or have travelled in Europe will know, there are many castles and fortresses there, having been built many centuries ago. Some are well maintained and open to the public, while others are in ruins. …( read more )

Dark Night To Dock

July 1, 2012

When fireworks are displayed in our town on the Canada Day long weekend, they are set off from a barge across our lake, and we view them from our boat. On one recent occasion, my husband and the boys decided … (read more)

Candle Of The Son

January 11, 2010

While walking through a dark passage of my life, a deeply stressful time with a lot of uncertainty, many years ago, God personally spoke to me through the words of today's verse in Psalm 18. These words filled my heart … (read more)

My High Tower

May 14, 2009

A televised interview with a United States congresswoman caught my attention when she mentioned her concern about an international movement considering the possibility of a global currency. The book of Genesis records an instance in which inhabitants throughout the known … (read more)

Down The Yellow Line

January 10, 2009

The best decision would have been to stay home, but the young tend to think they're invincible. This was our thinking, when with friends, I found myself navigating our way to a late evening sports practice twenty minutes out of … (read more)

Doing Our Best In The Worst Of Times

August 8, 2008

As I had not submitted any devotionals to Daily for some time and I decided to do so, I glanced back over the most recent ones which I had forwarded. I came across two which I thought were interesting, and … (read more)

Dreaping Walls

June 28, 2008

Have you ever dreaped a wall? "Dreap" is an old Irish word which means to climb, and the action required by dreaping is to run as fast as you can towards a wall, leap high into the air, and try … (read more)

Self-Help Books

January 1, 2008

Have you ever read any of the self-help books? I heard that these books make up the majority of books sold today. Many of them are for people like me, who have a hard time adapting to the new ways … (read more)


July 23, 2007

Every month, I order a product online. At first, it was a learning experience to know what to do, what to click on, and what not to click on. Each time became easier and easier. Then one day, the company … (read more)


May 12, 2007

I was amazed one day as I was going for a walk. I saw a medium-sized dog wanting to cross the street. It was a very busy six-lane street, one of the busiest in our city. He stood and watched … (read more)

My Match Collection

June 23, 2005

Years ago, when smoking was prevalent, restaurants usually had a container of free matches at the checkout till for a package or two to be given to or taken by their customers. It was good advertising. Every time you lit … (read more)


January 6, 2005

On Mondays, I start work at lunchtime and continue until 9:00 p.m. I try not to leave my getting ready to the last minute, because I like to arrive at work without being in a state of stress. However, I … (read more)

Have You Personalized Your Bible?

January 1, 2005

I was quietly sitting in church next to a little boy, when he proudly showed me his new Bible. He showed me that he had written his name in the flyleaf. I suggested, "Perhaps you should put your telephone number … (read more)

A Firm Foundation

October 4, 2004

Our neighbours have a lovely log house on the river. Unfortunately, they are situated in a spot where the river curves, and, over the past few years, a lot of erosion has taken place in the spring when the river … (read more)

Time And Space

May 14, 2004

Several years ago, I ran into an acquaintance in the middle of what is usually a busy mall. We'd not seen each other in awhile, and we started in talking right away, as there were a few things we wanted … (read more)

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