One of Aesop's fables is about a dog that lost the bone it was carrying because the dog mistook its own reflection in a pond for another dog, carrying a larger bone. When I read the story to one of … Read more
How Do You Picture "Faith"?
While camping one day, I watched my husband as he was standing in rather shallow water at the end of the dock, coaching one of the grandchildren into the water. Jake stood there, arms outstretched, calling to Nicole to trust … Read more
Jesus, The Way
Recently I completed an Alpha course where participants were given the opportunity to examine issues of faith in a safe and loving environment and in community with others. It was a wonderful experience, and what struck me most was that … Read more
Weavers All Are We
In my work in India and Nepal, I visit many weaving centres, operated for training purposes by many of the church and para-church organizations. Although a weaver myself, I never realized that there are so many different styles of looms. … Read more
What Is Safety?
The night was dark, as nights are in rural India after 6 p.m., and my husband and I, as guests of a bishop of the Church of North India, were travelling by car, with the bishop and his wife, back … Read more
Where Are You Going?
While recently caring for Mary, the six-year-old daughter of an ill friend, I found myself reading to her from her favourite book, The Adventures of Alice in Wonderland, by Lewis Carroll. We had come to the part in the story … Read more
Do We Have A Minute To Spare?
During my work period in India, I frequently visited the capital city, New Delhi, one of the busiest cities in the world. Traffic is atrocious and long delays are "par for the course". One thing I noticed very quickly was … Read more
Teach A Child The Way
At the age of about 3, and in the sanctuary for the first time, my son jumped onto the pew when the minister "ascended" into the wall-hung pulpit and, waving his hand, called out, "Hi, Mr. God, I'm Kenny." He … Read more
Tending The Friendship Garden
The Niagara Parks Commission Horticultural Garden complex is one of my most favourite places to visit. Recently, I went for a walk, and, as I walked the garden paths, I became keenly aware of the planning, mending, and tending that … Read more
This Ole House
Driving south from Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada, last summer, we came around a curve in the road, and I was startled by the view before me. There was a large hill, on top of which stood the skeleton of what … Read more
Staying On The Straight And Narrow
In Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada, three people were killed in motor vehicle accidents recently, all within a period of three days. A young woman from Toronto hit a tree, a 74-year-old man from Holland, New York, collided with a tour … Read more