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October 1, 2018

Recently, I have been reminded once again of the wonderful healing power of Jesus. Thirty-three years ago, at the age of 42, I was shunned and excommunicated from my cherished childhood church because I had divorced and married again. The …( read more )

How To Get Ready For Anything

September 25, 2018

My son was banned from every hospital in our area for bribing orderlies to bring in street drugs for him as a patient. "What do we do now?" I asked our family doctor. "Try another town where they don't know him," he said. We drove many …( read more )

The Deeps

March 27, 2017

This spring has brought many days of snow. Almost daily it continues to accumulate. And now the deeps have come. The white fluff has risen to the point of making it difficult to manoeuver the driveway, the paths, the corral. And for my …( read more )

A Kind Reminder

March 2, 2015

It is seldom now that others mention or even remember that grief continues to be a big part of my life. That's why this note from a fellow devotional author caught me by surprise. Dear Brenda, I guess you are now settled into being the …( read more )

Never Boring

January 17, 2015

Just when you think your life is made up of sheer survival, and it's boring and mundane, you find yourself designing and sewing a Perry the Platypus costume for a seven-year-old! I hadn't even heard of Perry. I certainly didn't know what …( read more )


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 )

The Flowers

August 1, 2013

During my years as a pastor, I did many funerals, and one thing, which always struck me amidst the grief of the situation, was the flowers and the effect that they had upon the mourners. The beauty of the floral arrangements dried the …( read more )

Oh! Glorious Sonrise

April 8, 2012

There is something glorious about a sunrise. Like everything else in this world, God made it for our pleasure. I cannot begin to describe the breathtaking beauty of the colours and patterns some mornings as they dance and radiate across … (read more)

From Wrath To Praise

July 21, 2011

One of the mysteries of life that continually baffles believers is why God allows His enemies to persecute and torment His people. Recently, I read a thought-provoking devotional about Joanna, one of the women who supported Jesus and His disciples … (read more)

The Advocate

January 20, 2011

The wife of my eldest "cousin brother" recently passed away a few weeks after a severe stroke. The whole family was devastated by this loss and felt like lost sheep. We had referred to her as the comforter, advocate, and … (read more)

The Great Controller

November 23, 2010

My favourite vacation is a trip to the beach. My husband and I love to get a hotel by the water. We can sit and watch the mighty ocean waves roll in — roll in just so far, and no … (read more)

For The Love Of Music

January 21, 2010

Having a great love for music, as a youth, I desired to play the piano. Not being especially talented, however, I never advanced beyond the elementary level. Yet amazingly, God orchestrated a plan so that I would one day marry … (read more)

First Time For Everything

March 19, 2009

I am sure that we have heard it before: "There is a first time for everything." Locking keys in the car fits into this category, as I found out today. I have been driving for thirty years, and locking my … (read more)

It's Just The Time Between

March 22, 2008

The calendar today for the northern hemisphere says "spring", but the landscape in many places looks like winter. When the skies are so gray, many struggle with loneliness. It's just the time between. I know that one day, the snow … (read more)

Rekindled Joy

November 18, 2006

Have we lost our joy? Or is it hiding deep within? We have all had our joyful times and our share of down times. What must we do to find joy once again? What joy it brings when my little … (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 Dolly

September 6, 2005

For the past two weeks, we've been kept busy, helping our daughter to move. Some of the heavy pieces of furniture would have been almost impossible to move without the help of the dolly that my husband bought several years … (read more)

Quick To Eat, Slow To Thank

August 15, 1999

My husband out of town, homework finished and house cleaned for Bible study the next morning, my children and I decided to eat supper out. It was later than we usually ate supper, so we were very hungry. As soon … (read more)

Beauty For Ashes

July 27, 1999

I went through a period of my life where I wasn't sure exactly where I fit in. My parents were divorced when I was a little girl. No one could fully explain the who, why or when to me. All … (read more)

Abundant Joy

February 26, 1999

It's been snowing a lot more than usual in Port Alberni, British Columbia. We're a west coast Vancouver Island town, and usually we're able to be fairly smug about our balmy weather and crocuses at this time of the year. … (read more)


August 26, 1998

Long before my parents were married, my dad walked the 700-odd miles from Edmonton, Alberta, to a little town in northeastern British Columbia. It was the "dirty thirties" and he knew he could work a trapline and survive. His brother … (read more)

A Christmas Tribute

December 25, 1997

My mother, "of good old Scottish stock", and a Presbyterian all her life, went from the amenities of a city in Ontario to a small frontier town in north-eastern British Columbia. She saw, and was part of the community's growth … (read more)

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