Author Archive

Home At Last!

Thursday, June 17, 2021

At the age of twelve, swimming in the river was the best of fun! This particular day was no exception. After hours in the water with my long hair still damp, I climbed into bed, pulled up the covers, and fell asleep. A wet touch on my … Read more

Who Is He?

Monday, April 5, 2021

The phone rang. When I answered, a deep, intimidating male voice informed me that I was in serious trouble with respect to my income tax. The voice continued saying that the police were now on their way to arrest me, and that my best … Read more

A Life Of Trust

Monday, January 18, 2021

God calls us to a life of trust. A man who has greatly inspired me in that direction is George Müller, who lived in the 1800s. His classic autobiography is entitled, A Life of Trust. I still regret that when I was visiting Bristol, … Read more

Christmas In Unusual Times

Wednesday, December 23, 2020

Christmas this year will be very different from anything any of us have ever known! We're used to shopping and hearing Christmas songs as we navigate the aisles of crowded stores, but it's been different this year. Usually, we make plans … Read more

The Gift

Wednesday, December 16, 2020

The ice on the river beckoned. Oh, how I wanted a pair of skates! But those were depression days, and funds were not available for such items. However, a search of our home turned up two old skates: one too big and one too small for my … Read more

A Good Medicine

Thursday, April 30, 2020

This present year is like none that we've ever known. When we pay attention to the news, we are informed of all the families who have lost someone they love — a hard and harsh reality. We hear about doctors, nurses, long-term care … Read more

He Lives!

Sunday, April 12, 2020

Our tour group was assembled on tiers of benches in the Garden of Gethsemane in Israel. We had completed a worship service with communion. As we tarried in our seats, a bus drove in, parking below the hillside where we sat. People … Read more

A Life Change

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

When I was about thirteen, an incident occurred that secured itself to my memory. It has to do with my mother. First, let me explain what kind of life my mother lived out before me as I grew. She was very hard-working. She was sweet to me … Read more

Ushering Anger Out

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

An ancient memory pictures an event that occurred when I was four. I was busily engaged in playing with grain stored in the spare bedroom of a farm home where my family lived. My small hands were spreading the grain over the floor. What … Read more

The Joy Of Clear Vision

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

How excited and joyful this blind man must have been to see again. It's hard for seeing people to imagine what it would be like to live in constant darkness. But a season in my own life gave me a small glimpse. Some years ago, cataracts … Read more

God's Gracious Gift

Monday, February 17, 2020

Many years ago, I brought home a lovely Siamese kitten when he was about three months old. We decided to name him Blue. He was a joy to us. Of course, as a kitten, he wanted to behave as a kitten and enjoy lots of play. When we went to … Read more

Christmas Memories

Wednesday, December 25, 2019

It was during the era of the Great Depression. Our family knew well what it meant to make do and survive on little. Our home had burned to the ground. As a little child of about three, I had sat in a high chair well away from the blaze as … Read more

Help For The Hurting

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

It was a regular day at home. As I went about my usual activities, the doorbell rang. I made my way to answer the ring. What a surprise! A policeman stood before me. Thoughts were racing through my mind: "Why would this policeman be here? … Read more

Knowing His Voice

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Those words may cause us to wonder how we recognize the voice of God. How do we know when He speaks? God speaks to us clearly through the words of the Bible. He also can speak to us through the action of His Spirit contacting our spirit … Read more

Into The Sunshine

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

As the sun shines on God's creation, we are reminded of its beauty. The green tree leaves shimmering in the light and gently fluttering in the soft breezes are beautiful. Gazing on such a sight can lift our mood and bring us pleasure. But … Read more

God Answers Prayer

Sunday, September 8, 2013

It was summer. Four of our family had come to Southampton, Ontario, Canada, to spend time at a rental cottage along Lake Huron. My husband, the two youngest (a girl and a boy), and I enjoyed the white sandy beach and the cold water of the … Read more

An Angel Of Mercy

Friday, July 5, 2013

The Bible is rich with stories featuring angels. They are depicted as celestial ministering spirits. For example in the Old Testament we can read: In a discourse about little children Jesus is quoted as saying: Hamza Hassan from Saudi … Read more

Our Father

Thursday, August 9, 2012

It was Christmas. The family had gathered for the usual roast goose dinner. A spanking white table cloth and dishes graced the table in readiness for a fine meal. The youngest child, a four-year-old girl, sensed the warmth of the … Read more

Serving God Through Life's Transitions

Sunday, May 6, 2012

God has blessed each of us with unique gifts. Some of us have great gifts, such as in teaching, healing sickness, or in giving leadership. Other gifts, though less publicly visible, can just as surely bring honour to God. Over … Read more

God's Gift Of Music And Song

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Recently, we have been recalling the great earthquake in Haiti that caught the eyes and the ears of the world two years ago. At the time, one of the moving images on the television screen that captivated my attention concerned … Read more

Born To Be Our Saviour

Friday, December 16, 2011

Those childhood days seem long ago, as I recall with some nostalgia the Sunday School concerts in that little white-frame church nestled near the Chippewa River in Ontario, Canada. One particular evening, we had prepared to celebrate the birth of … Read more

The Light Of Truth

Saturday, December 10, 2011

A Latvian friend told me this story that took place more than a half century ago when she was a little girl about 6 or 7. That year, her Christmas gift turned out to be two writing/drawing pads. As a … Read more

A Perfect Circle

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

It began as a good day, those many years ago. Behind the steering wheel of my brother's car, I was about to have my first lesson in learning to drive. Beside me in the passenger side sat my brother and … Read more

The Good Shepherd

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

On the beautiful, green, grassy slopes outside Jerusalem, an unexpected sight popped up before me and touched my heart with a thrill of joy. Riding a tourist bus on a trip to Israel, I was keeping vigilant watch for things … Read more

Quietness And Confidence

Saturday, October 1, 2011

When I lay abed this morning thinking, this particular Scripture came to mind. It has been a favourite of mine, but I haven't thought about it for a while. Anxiety has been a challenge in members of my family for … Read more


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