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Jesus Died Alone

Friday, March 29, 2024

On Good Friday last year, Greta and I went to a country church that was a 45-minute drive from our place. We went because I had led worship services there many times before COVID and my health problems. We wanted to see the people again … Read more

Under Attack

Saturday, February 11, 2023

In life, we often feel as if we're under attack. Tradition says that the running of the bulls began in northeastern Spain during the fourteenth century. Why people would want to run down a crowded street with angry bulls chasing them is … Read more

Feeling Forsaken

Friday, January 27, 2023

Feeling forsaken can make things appear as if life's caving in. I've always thought that of all people who should stand shoulder to shoulder in tough times, it should be family. Recently, a particular family member had the means to help … Read more

Weather Predictions And More

Sunday, January 26, 2020

Winter isn't my favourite season. Although it's very beautiful after a snowfall — a winter wonderland, as they say — I don't like it when the wind blows and visibility becomes almost nil, especially if we have to travel somewhere. We … Read more

Praises For Divine Triumph

Saturday, July 20, 2019

April 13th, 2014, was a Sunday, and the spirit of the Lord led me into worship when I was alone in my little apartment. During this time out with the Almighty Creator, I was not aware that He was preparing to save me from a bomb blast … Read more

God Hears

Sunday, September 24, 2017

As someone who generally likes to be in control, I have sometimes found it hard to let go and trust God to handle it. This is especially so when there seems to be no quick, easy, or beneficial solution to a situation, only a long-term … Read more

The Scarlet Worm

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Recently, I began teaching a Bible study series that focuses on the Old Testament tabernacle. I use slides and other materials to explain its significance in Israel's history. In every detail, there's something fascinating to be learned. … Read more

Feeling Disappointed

Monday, January 11, 2016

Over the years, I have visited many people who have that look on their faces: disappointment. It's a blank, hurt look, with no interest in any future possibilities — it's all over for them. It is so sad to see. Does the Bible speak to … Read more

God's Appointment

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Never in my life have I had an immediate example of the truth of this Scripture — at least not until today. Recently, I was given a birthday gift called "The 30-Day Praise Challenge" by Becky Harling. I committed to this challenge and … Read more

From The Cradle To The Cross

Friday, December 5, 2014

One year, my daughter gave me a beautiful glass nativity scene for Christmas. At night, when lit, it gives a warm, peaceful feeling, reminding me that Jesus is the light of the world. Still, what makes this ornament special to me is the … Read more

When We Grow Too Old To Dream

Thursday, November 13, 2014

"When I grow too old to dream, your love will live in my heart." How many reading today remember that old song sung by Vera Lynn? Yesterday, we celebrated the birthday of the youngest daughter of my son, who mentioned, "Do you know … Read more


Friday, August 2, 2013

Summer bursts with wonder as flowers bloom and gardens abound with goodness. Children bicycle for the first time, and barbecues tease our senses. Like a hug from heaven, warm and gentle sunshine breezes wash away life's doldrums. One of … Read more

God Hears, God Answers

Monday, November 8, 2010

In general, I don't do too badly with words, though I can be silenced by unexpected grievous circumstances. There have been times when I did not know what or how to pray — so emotionally overwhelmed and silenced was I … Read more


Saturday, April 10, 2010

Bill was our show horse. He was a gaited horse, a beautiful racker. He had five different gaits, or manners in which he lifted his feet, that made him a smooth rider. The rack was his best: a fast, flashy, … Read more


Wednesday, January 13, 2010

My horse, Mabel, was the answer for a small boy's broken heart and cry for comfort. Little did I realize, the night I sold her, what a significant role she would play in the small lad's life. Oh, of course, … Read more

Worm Holes

Sunday, September 9, 2007

We have had a few worm days in our life recently. Hubby has been taking chemotherapy. Fear raised its head in our house for a while, and made us feel quite worm-like. I thought that meant small, insignificant, cowering, and … Read more

Land Of My Ancestors

Sunday, November 12, 2006

"'Ingalls!' Where did you get that name?" a gruff voice intoned. In response to the question, I looked up to see a tall, elderly gentleman looking down at the name on the cover of my first book. At first, I … Read more

His Hands

Friday, April 14, 2006

A bedtime back rub in the hospital used to offer wonderful comfort to soothe aching bones and bring on a sound, refreshing sleep. Some nurses had "the touch" that set them apart. Jesus' hands reached out to touch and heal … Read more

Stock Market Dip

Wednesday, September 8, 1999

I work in a modern office cubicle: four dull walls. But the cubicle has no roof, and I can hear the conversations of everyone around. This can be both interesting and distracting but sometimes it is riveting… Voice 1: "How … Read more

Why Is There So Much Suffering?

Friday, August 7, 1998

A very logical question is, "Why is there so much suffering and so much illness?" This is a very difficult and complex question and practically impossible to answer. However, I will give a few possible reasons. First, we know there … Read more

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