Search Results for: "Psalm 86:"

Patience And Persistence

Thursday, July 29, 2021

The other day, I answered a request to volunteer with ticket sales at a softball tournament to be held at the high school field in our small town. It had been years since any of our children had participated in such activities, as they are … Read more

The Speeding Ticket

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

The reflection of blue lights flashed in my rear-view mirror. Embarrassed, I pulled over. "Ma'am, can you explain why you were speeding?" "Officer, I wasn't paying attention." When I got home, I looked up the potential consequences: a … Read more

The Truth And Us

Saturday, August 26, 2017

The Holy Spirit impressed this verse upon my heart when I first asked Christ into my life. More recently, as I have been asking Him to reveal more of my inner self to me — the good, the bad and the ugly — He has brought this verse back … Read more

Excuses And Priorities

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

A new year is about to begin, and I wonder: How many of us have made New Year's resolutions? A couple of resolutions of mine are to attend church regularly and to try and donate more of my time to worthwhile projects or actions that will … Read more

Vows And Promises

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Do you remember the last time you made a vow or promised someone to do something, and then later, found out that, for some strange reason, the promise that you made had not been fulfilled? The other day, I made a couple of vows as well: … Read more

I Wouldn't Say That

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Very late one evening, while the rest of my family slept, I tidied away at kitchen chores. In my annoyance with the thankless, necessary tasks, I took the occasion to complain to the Lord. I finished my rant. In the … Read more

Left Behind

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Some preschool children were in a race to see who could reach the red flag first. Jane, a spirited little girl, was gaining speed on a little boy who was leading the group. It was evident to the bystanders that … Read more

A Tinker's Tale

Thursday, May 6, 2010

When I first started in parish ministry, I made some house calls to an old man who had no family, no property, and hardly any possessions. He lived in a council house, and all that he had was a sofa, … Read more

Among The Gods

Saturday, August 15, 2009

I never tire of watching Cecil B. DeMille's The Ten Commandments, especially during the Passover and Easter season. My favourite line in the movie is not heard until the end when Pharaoh, played by Yul Brynner, referring to the God … Read more

On Hold

Thursday, September 23, 2004

Don't you just hate calling national companies about their services? The other day I was trying to get through to ask a simple question about a statement, which would have taken only a couple of seconds to sort out. As … Read more

Counting Our Blessings

Friday, August 16, 2002

Just a few days ago I celebrated my birthday — seventy five years old! Yes, and when I look back over the years, I have many memories. Some are full of joy and singing, while others bring back thoughts of … Read more

Gifts In The Grass

Tuesday, March 20, 2001

On my first walk out after a week's worth of the 'flu, I was given a most glorious gift. Each home is unique unto itself, both in architectural structure and ground management. Some are surrounded by fences of inanimate material, … Read more

Bird Talk

Thursday, March 1, 2001

Recently, my five-year-old daughter and I saw a cardinal out our window. That is not unusual, since we put seed out for the birds all winter, but this was the first cardinal we had seen all winter. I said to … Read more

God's Holy Mountain

Saturday, October 24, 1998

The other day my wife and I had our first chance to see some of the Rocky Mountains. As transplanted "Easterners" we have never seen this area of the country before. Every time we turned a corner the scenery changed … Read more

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