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The Star Of Promise

January 30, 2012

The stars have been God's masterpiece for centuries. They have always thrilled me, especially on a beautiful starry night. One night, years ago, we were at Camp Douglas on such a night. We just had to get the campers up … (read more)

Sharing Good News

December 30, 2011

The shepherds returned and spread the news of what they had seen. Who wouldn't, after seeing angels? What would you and I have done under similar circumstances? Here was a very special Baby which the angels had said was "the … (read more)

In Bethlehem

December 20, 2011

As we approach Christmas in our town this year, we will all be looking for the roadside nativity scene set up at the main intersection. There will be Mary and Joseph, of course, and even some camels standing nearby. There … (read more)

The Hibiscus Flower

October 26, 2011

There is something strange about the hibiscus plant as it sits in its pot on our balcony, beautiful and alone. Its green leaves have long since died, except for some tiny green shoots learning how to grow. All summer long, … (read more)

The Lighthouse

October 8, 2011

Recently, some friends and I spent several days on an island where we visited a lighthouse and enjoyed staying at a native lodge. The lighthouse was still maintained by a human being, which was different than so many modern lighthouses … (read more)

Walking Where Jesus Walked

September 7, 2011

This morning, I awoke with a song ringing through my head, and it is still ringing in my ears. It is speaking to me with force, as in a few weeks, my friend and I will actually be walking where … (read more)

Guaranteed Hope

August 26, 2011

Periodically, believers are challenged by some sceptic who claims that the Christian hope of life eternal is just "pie in the sky by and by". Today's Scripture does talk about "the hope of glory", and people might think that such … (read more)

More Than Sparrows

July 14, 2011

As the sparrows return for the spring and summer, I enjoy seeing them hop around. They remind me of today's verses. Sparrows are very valuable as a lovely part of God's creation, and we are even more important than those … (read more)

Waiting On The Lord Gives Endurance #4

May 31, 2011

The ten-kilometre Sun Run is being advertised on our local television station as I write this. To run for a cause seems to give one enough energy to finish, even with muscles screaming and lungs straining for air. The runners … (read more)

Waiting On The Lord With Wings #3

May 30, 2011

Have you ever felt like a bird, flying through the air with the wings of an eagle, so strong, so fast, so high? As I look out of my front window, I can see an "eagle tree", stretching up so … (read more)

Waiting On The Lord For Strength #2

May 29, 2011

The Lord has promised to renew our strength when we wait on Him. Wow! With this truth, I can rise energetically, and look forward to this day with Him. I can face anything with the Lord beside me. It is … (read more)

Waiting On The Lord #1

May 28, 2011

During my childhood, the beautiful grounds of St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church in Bermuda had a striking sundial, and it drew me as a little girl to its side, and made me think deep thoughts about time during my teen years. … (read more)

The Bermuda Easter Lily

April 24, 2011

I have always loved the beautiful lily flower for it reminds me of Easter in Bermuda. As a child, I usually had the job of dunking the lily stems in boiling hot water to stop them from wilting. Yes, that … (read more)

Ash Wednesday

March 9, 2011

This is Ash Wednesday, a day for sackcloth and ashes. Philippians speaks to me loud and clear — everything in my life feels like ashes — I look on my life as garbage. Sin is the cause of our unsuitable … (read more)

Relational Faith

February 20, 2011

What kind of faith do you have? Is it personal, kept to yourself as private, or is it relational, shared with others? This is a very good question, for therein lies a great burden on my heart. As we keep … (read more)

The Magnificent Mystery

February 5, 2011

Having grown up in Bermuda, I delighted daily in watching the clouds dance in the sunshine and the stars gaze down upon us in the cool of a summer evening. You can tell I am missing those evenings, dwelling here … (read more)

The Wise Men Came

January 6, 2011

Through the many years of directing Christmas pageants, I have been intrigued by the wise men or magi. Reflecting on the purpose of the magi's visit, one wonders what their divine place in this magnificent birth story was. People assume … (read more)

Why In A Manger?

December 23, 2010

I'll never forget that Christmas Eve. The sanctuary was beautifully decorated with all the trimmings. After the children had re-enacted the nativity story, the baby Jesus was left in the manger under the Christmas tree standing right beside the pulpit. … (read more)

Why As A Baby?

December 16, 2010

In this morning's e-mails was a picture of a dog sleeping in an open air manger, outside a church. Real cute! The dog is said to be abandoned and found comfort at the feet of the baby Jesus. There is … (read more)

A Pinprick In Space

December 10, 2010

Early one morning, I opened the living room curtains and looked out at the Morning Star and marvelled at its brightness. Then later over breakfast, I watched amazed as the television showed the galaxy of stars in space — so … (read more)

The Christmas Box

December 2, 2010

For years, prior to Christmas, we have filled a special box for a child. It is a joy to do it, for I do not have grandchildren of my own on which to lavish my love. Instead, I think of … (read more)

The Canna Lily

November 13, 2010

In our apartment, we have a balcony where we can look out towards the mountains. We love the view. One day, a friend brought up a heavy pot containing a plant and deposited it on our balcony. It was a … (read more)

Peace Beyond Our Understanding

September 11, 2010

In this post-accident period of my life, I am far more nervous than I used to be. When I see a truck passing by, I cringe, especially when it is black! When I hear a vehicle coming up beside me … (read more)

A Question Of Trust

August 16, 2010

Years ago, in my teens, we used to play a trusting game which was hard to do. We stood in a circle, and one by one, we fell over backwards, trusting the person beside us to be standing behind to … (read more)

Jesus Prepares The Way

July 12, 2010

Whenever God does something amazing, it is usually a wonderful surprise, with no one thinking of it beforehand. I had such a faith experience just lately, and I am still marvelling at Jesus' preparations. It was the day of my … (read more)

Ever Faithful, Ever Sure

June 11, 2010

It was really early, and as I awoke, a tune was ringing through my head and my soul. I could remember only the last line: "For his mercies aye endure, ever faithful, ever sure." In my dream, I was looking … (read more)

Tears In The Night

May 12, 2010

The sound from the next cubicle was heart wrenching — sobbing. Whoever was in there was very upset. Cancer had invaded his body, and being alone and, yes, afraid, he found the dark moments of the night very hard to … (read more)

Parakeet Aloft

April 26, 2010

The canaries were singing their little hearts out on the front porch, greeting me as I came home from school for lunch. The place? Bermuda — where I grew up. I often slept in the warm sun to the sound … (read more)

What Is Heaven Like?

April 5, 2010

Several days ago, we were walking the beach at the evening hour. It was foggy, so everywhere we looked we saw but a shadow; nothing was clear. Then, as we walked along, a picture developed in the sky which I … (read more)

The Easter Lily

March 25, 2010

Have you ever seen a whole field of Easter lilies? It is a really beautiful sight! As a child growing up in Bermuda, I have wandered around fields of Easter lilies. The churches at Easter are simply full of them. … (read more)

Blue And Deflated

March 5, 2010

We have had a blue balloon swinging on our balcony, celebrating the Olympics here in British Columbia, Canada. The only problem is that the winds and the rains have shrunk and deflated my blue balloon. It is a sad sight; … (read more)

The Baby Turtles

February 28, 2010

Recently, while on a cruise through the Panama Canal, my friend and I ran out of film. A visit to the ship's photographer fixed that, with an underwater camera. However, we didn't go under water, swimming with the dolphins, as … (read more)

Weak But Powerful

January 3, 2010

How do I boast about my weaknesses like this verse says? Now that I am in my seventies, there is all too much physical weakness to drag me down; let me count the ways! But, no, I will keep the … (read more)

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