Search Results for: "Psalm 31:"

The Gift

Tuesday, December 13, 2022

Both my son and my daughter left our home in California, USA, soon after high school graduation to join the navy. Eventually, my daughter settled in Ohio and my son in Virginia. Their life in California had a completely different … Read more

God Knows Our Future

Friday, September 9, 2022

In the summer of 2014, my husband Jim was the lay minister at K-Bar, a recreational vehicle (RV) resort in the White Mountains of eastern Arizona, USA. He was also suffering the side effects of chemotherapy, so he sat on a stool to … Read more

Sackcloth And Ashes And Sighs Too Deep For Words

Thursday, March 24, 2022

Moshe Reuven Asman, chief rabbi of Ukraine, called on Christians and Jews to say together the following words from Psalm 31 as Russian forces attacked the Ukraine on various fronts. People of faith are drawn together to offer comfort and … Read more

God's Timing

Friday, October 1, 2021

When you're in need of a particular friend for a particular reason and they show up at your door, what do you call that? Luck? Coincidence? Okay, but what if they live in another state? Now you have to factor in the possible twists and … Read more

A Hole In My Heart

Tuesday, November 17, 2020

My older brother and I shared a common bit of philosophy. We agreed that any years granted us beyond a certain given age would simply be icing on the cake, and death at any point thereafter should not be viewed as a great tragedy. We felt … Read more

A Gift Of Time

Thursday, April 2, 2020

Suddenly, without warning, many of us have been given a gift — a gift of time. If we live in an area that has placed us under stay-at-home orders, we may now find ourselves with unexpected time on our hands. A month ago, we were likely … Read more

End Of Life Testimonies

Thursday, October 31, 2019

Some years ago, we went on a "Cities of the Reformation" tour. One of the places that we visited was Eisleben, Germany, where Martin Luther was born on November 10th, 1483, and died on February 18th, 1546. Luther boldly protested against … Read more

A Broken Cup

Saturday, April 14, 2018

A broken cup. That is what I saw when I asked the Lord to show me what had happened to my life. Sick with an illness, possibly a viral attack, which robbed me of my life and for which doctors had no answers and no treatment, I was able … Read more

The Right Time

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

I find myself putting in the time sitting on my recliner knitting more dolls. Even though I see double at times, each doll forms out properly — it is all from old know-how and memory. I noticed that the clock on the wall was out of sync … Read more

The Pilot

Thursday, May 5, 2016

During the last week of February and the first week of March, we were on a Caribbean cruise. I am not at all nautically inclined, but I was fascinated by the maritime activities in the various ports that we visited. When we left our port … Read more

Take Courage

Thursday, April 14, 2016

My Yorkshire Terrier, Sienna, who weighs five pounds four ounces, was the most fearful little creature I'd ever met when she first came to live with us as a puppy. No one could get near her, and she shook and trembled in every new … Read more

The Hands Of Time

Sunday, January 24, 2016

My mother did not live to see any of her grandchildren get married. She was a wonderful grandmother and she would have loved to have seen her grandchildren enter into holy matrimony, but it was not to be. During the last years of her … Read more

God's Gift Of Time

Thursday, December 31, 2015

As I look over the last year, I ask myself, What have I done that God would be pleased with? Yes, I know that my times are in His hands, so I ask, What is He expecting of me in this new year? I trust Him explicitly with it all, but … Read more

Lest We Forget

Monday, August 24, 2015

I have a black silicone bracelet on my wrist that I put around my watch to protect the crystal. It tends to keep moving off, so I keep putting it back on. This is not the primary reason that I wear it, but perhaps, the constant on and … Read more

Hand In Hand

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Some time ago, our oldest daughter, her husband, and their five-year-old granddaughter visited us for a few days. They live far away, and we had not see our great-granddaughter since she was a baby, and they had not yet seen our new … Read more

The Feet Of Those Who Bring Good News

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Since the new year, I have renewed an old habit of distributing gospel of Christ tracts with the title, Four Things God Wants You to Know. My daily walks around the block also mean opportunities to talk to people passing … Read more

Our God, The Rock

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Our Australian rock wallaby makes its home in rocky outcrops dotted around the country. It is an agile, nimble, skilful creature, which climbs the rocky crags of its home with ease. It leaps gracefully across even the widest crevices, using … Read more

Channel Marker

Sunday, May 25, 2008

We recently took up boating, which has opened up a whole new way for us to view the area in which we live. Using a map to negotiate roads is something we all grow up to do in one way … Read more

Wrong Address

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Starting a new small group is always unsettling for many of us. My husband had taken down the address where we were to meet, and it turned out that it was only a few streets away from us. Off we … Read more


Monday, August 13, 2007

I have changed jobs a few times over the years. In each case, there was some reason I chose to resign from that position. The older I get, the harder I find the interviews for a new job. And yet, … Read more


Monday, August 6, 2007

I have been on only a couple of motorcycles in my life. The first time was when my older brother owned a motorcycle, and he took me on a ride for a few miles in the country. I wasn't scared … Read more

It's All In The Timing

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

We were on our way to Calgary, my parents and I. My father was driving my car, and I was sitting beside him, enjoying the very pleasant scenes of Alberta, when my mother, seated in the back, suddenly exclaimed in … Read more

A Change Of Plan

Thursday, November 10, 2005

Recently I turned on the television. Selecting a channel at random, I found a documentary recording the Alaska earthquake. My mind sped into action. I remembered it as though it were yesterday: my husband and I were northbound up the … Read more

Time And Space

Friday, 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

Oblivious And Faithful

Thursday, September 18, 2003

The emergency weather siren rang loudly that night, just as the skies surrounding the campus of the University of West Alabama began to darken, and the winds began to rise. Immediately, Millie, my grey Tabby cat, tore for cover beneath … Read more


Tuesday, April 22, 2003

One of the greatest needs for human beings is to be trusted. One of the things human beings need to do most is to trust God. Knowing how important it is to be trusted, why do we find it so … Read more

In Faith I Move Forth

Wednesday, November 13, 2002

On my way to work early one morning, I ran into a heavy fog that obscured the road. Visibility was so bad that I could not see beyond the front of the car. The car lights seemed to glare into … Read more

Who Turned Out The Lights?

Wednesday, April 3, 2002

Although this winter has now been declared the warmest on record for us in Southern Ontario, Canada, there have still been a few storms we could have done without. We had one such storm recently. Even though it was still … Read more

Don't Ever Give Up

Tuesday, January 23, 2001

There are times when we feel down, and all seems to be going wrong. Those are the days when even friends seem to be far away. Usually it is the way we are thinking about ourselves. Nothing is going right. … Read more

Optimism And The Pony

Thursday, August 26, 1999

Have you ever been around or spent time with someone who seems to find the bad side to everything? It seems that no matter what comes their way, they manage to find something negative to complain about. They blind themselves … Read more

The Magnet Of The Cross

Saturday, April 11, 1998

The sky darkened as Jesus died. It was as though the sun itself could not bear to look down upon the deed people had done. This very same darkness awaits all who dismiss Christ from their lives. The temple veil … Read more

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