Search Results for: "Romans 3:"

The Key

Monday, April 25, 2022

When I worked at the hardware store, one of my jobs was to cut keys. People would arrive with a variety of keys and ask me to make duplicates for them. Duplicating a key required three steps: – Finding the right key blank to match the … Read more

What Platform Do You Stand On?

Sunday, April 10, 2022

On a recent television news broadcast, before the short Canadian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, Chrystia Freeland, got up to speak, I saw that a platform or stool was put in behind the lectern. The riser enabled her to use … Read more

Why

Tuesday, December 7, 2021

Perhaps, like me, you periodically wonder why God Almighty takes actions like He does. At this time of the year, when we celebrate the birth of Jesus, why did God decide that the best way to show His love for us was to send His Son as … Read more

The Gate Keeper

Saturday, October 30, 2021

The English meaning of the name "Kayley" is "keeper of the keys; pure". In regard to keeper of the keys, this suits my collie, Kayley, very well. Right from the beginning, she has had a habit of lying in front of the dog door. Whether … Read more

The Colonoscopy

Tuesday, March 30, 2021

I recently had a colonoscopy, as many others have had. It's described as a medical test that is used to detect changes or abnormalities in the colon or large intestine. During the procedure, a tiny video camera allows the doctor to view … Read more

Coming Again

Sunday, December 16, 2018

It's the season. He's the reason. It's that time of year again when we celebrate the birth of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ. Born in a lowly stable. Heralded by a host of angels. Worshipped by shepherds and wise men. A tiny baby. A … 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

Eternal Joy

Monday, October 30, 2017

When the practice of Hallowe'en is upon us, I am bothered by the activities of the day. It just rubs my spiritual health the wrong way. I have seen the dark side of that day and night. For many, the scarier the decorations for the day the … Read more

A Great Divide

Monday, August 7, 2017

"Left" versus "right" — these two ideological sides are splitting apart our world with increasing intensity. I find this unsettling. Perhaps it's because there's no actual midpoint, no fixed place where a plumb line of truth can rest and … Read more

Pain

Monday, March 6, 2017

Some days, I'm in a lot of pain. It seems that my whole body aches. Other days, it's like the pain moves from one place to another. It might be my legs or my feet or my knees or my hands. Oh, the joys of getting older and having arthritis! … Read more

But I Tell You

Sunday, November 13, 2016

When I taught children of Wycliffe Bible Translator personnel in the Peruvian highlands in South America, the children would pick the raisins from their recess snack cookies and drop them into the grass saying that they didn't like … Read more

Is God My Priority?

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

This morning, I was driving through badly needed rain to have my vehicle serviced. As I looked to my left, I saw a break in the rain. The sun was shining brightly on a point of land. The contrast of the red shore, the blue water, the … Read more

To Give Away

Monday, April 25, 2016

To give something away signifies generosity, or at least that is what we assume. Is it always true? Once, I heard it said, "Don't give away more than you can afford to lose." I pondered this, for it did not make sense. Later, I was … Read more

Attitude Adjustment

Friday, April 22, 2016

I have an interesting application on my cell phone that tracks my driving habits. It's for my insurance company, which sold me on it by saying that it could save me "up to 25 percent" on my vehicle insurance, which would be really neat! As … Read more

The Acceptance

Saturday, February 27, 2016

A friend of mine called to let me know that her young grandchild, whom they had been worried about, was just diagnosed with juvenile diabetes. Along with the diagnosis came training for both parents and child. Amidst the training, it was … Read more

Amazing Grace

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

I've been reading a lot about grace lately, and the more I read, the more I realize how amazing God's grace really is. G – God's R – Riches A – At C – Christ's E – Expense Grace, grace, God's grace, Grace that will cleanse and pardon … Read more

His Story

Thursday, October 30, 2014

When I retired, I made a list of all the things which I could do that would make me still feel useful. Looking back, I have accomplished many of them. The studies that I have been leading and the devotionals that I have been writing are … Read more

The Ramp

Thursday, July 24, 2014

My three miniature long-haired dachshunds love to be with me. They follow me wherever they can, which includes going up to bed with me at night. Unfortunately for them, however, they cannot get onto my bed. Their little legs are simply … Read more

Posted Speed

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

I have been travelling the same way to work for the past four years, and I have been aware of the posted speed limit for this stretch of road. Today, on my way into work, I noticed a new sign that lowered the posted speed limit for a long … Read more

Christianity For Dummies

Saturday, August 24, 2013

There are a lot of For Dummies books available. We have a few of them around our house: – Guitar for DummiesDigital Photography for DummiesScrapbooking for DummiesGPS for DummiesPCs for Dummies I must say that … Read more

As Jesus Is

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

I like my set of little living-room tables. They are finished in a warm brown walnut. The middle-sized one sits under the largest, and the wee one under both. I bought them tagged as is at the furniture store. The wee table had a … Read more

The Fullness Of God In The Face Of Jesus Christ

Friday, December 21, 2012

I walked on air, it seemed. I felt expanded, extended, moving in sunlight that was more than real. Never before had I experienced such elation. I was alone out on the sidewalk by the hospital after visiting the newborn in her crib and … Read more

Among My Treasures

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Among my treasures I have a letter.

The letter is from a lady who was the young wife of a student minister. I was a very young teacher when I received it, and had been home for a weekend or two when the young couple was ministering in … Read more

Scenes Of Wonder

Sunday, December 4, 2011

This will be the sixth year that our church has presented "Scenes of Wonder" — a display of over two hundred crèches/nativity scenes from all over the world. The crèches are brought in by members of our … Read more

Criminal Activity

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Two years after we were married, my husband took a second job as a social worker. His main duty was to supervise teens and plan activities at a teen centre. Despite well-meaning programs, the teens still got into trouble. Sometimes, … Read more

Antibacterial Soap

Monday, July 25, 2011

There are so many antibacterial soap scents. These are some of my favourites: – warm vanilla sugar – black raspberry vanilla – winter candy apple – cucumber melon Antibacterial soaps claim to leave hands lightly scented and gently cleansed while … Read more

Total Depravity

Friday, June 17, 2011

This past Wednesday night, we were in the crowd of 100,000 watching on several JumboTrons in downtown Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, as the hometown Canucks lost to the Boston Bruins in the National Hockey League Stanley Cup final. As we … Read more

Shrove Tuesday

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Today is Fat Tuesday or Mardi Gras, as the French call it. It's also known as Pancake Day in Britain, or more precisely "Shrove Tuesday". Historically it was the day that all went to confession to have sins "shriven" or … Read more

Restoration

Thursday, February 10, 2011

One summer, I decided that I would read through the book of Romans. I'm a detailed, orderly, organized person, so I thought that if I could read two chapters a day, that would take eight days to complete. That would … Read more

Place And Position

Monday, December 27, 2010

In late November, I joined a group of around thirty people, and we visited a local prison. Our mission was to set up a mini-store and allow selected prisoners to choose gifts for their children. Then we boxed and shipped … Read more

Change

Friday, May 21, 2010

Prince, my collie, loved playing with sticks. He was forever carrying one around in his mouth and was also forever trying to bring the stick inside through the dog door. No matter how many times he tried, however, he could … Read more

Perfect Or Okay?

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Several months ago, my kids and my husband bought me the Wii fit board for my birthday. We already had the Wii Sport, which I had been enjoying. They all thought this might make exercising — which I don't really … Read more

Fear The Lord, For He Is God

Sunday, October 1, 2006

One morning recently, I put on the radio to see if the world was still on its axis — though I knew it had to be, as I was still in place. I listened to a commentary about a Christian … Read more

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