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Surprised By God

June 6, 2021

I was going to be alone for the Easter weekend. My friend Katie agreed that it didn't feel like Easter this year. Despite the online Maundy Thursday and Good Friday services that we had both enjoyed, there would be no visiting with …( read more )

Thinking About Money

September 9, 2020

My relationship with money has always been complicated. We were always short of funds when I was a child, and when my father died, leaving no insurance, we depended on government assistance until I was old enough to get a job to help …( read more )

A Challenge To Our Churches

July 13, 2020

I was startled when I opened an email and found a striking picture of the devil talking to Jesus. "With COVID-19, I have closed your churches!" the devil gloated. And the response from Jesus? "Wrong! I have opened one in every home!" I …( read more )

Dissolving The Spirit Of Fear

April 16, 2018

I have mobility issues, and getting up and down the two front steps outside my townhouse is a challenge. Recently, I realized that every time when I planned to go out, I was getting anxious ahead of time about getting up that second …( read more )

A Gift Of Inspiration

October 3, 2017

As I turned off my television last Saturday night, I was nearly in tears. I had been watching the closing ceremony of the Invictus Games, held in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, last week. Wounded veterans from 17 countries, 550 of them, many …( read more )

Birthdays Are For Giving

June 30, 2017

Birthdays have always been important to me. When I was a child, birthday parties were few, so as I grew up, I have always tried to get involved in a party somehow. Maybe that's why I am so enthusiastic about Canada's 150th birthday …( read more )

Follow Your Star

January 1, 2017

I had once given up on making New Year's resolutions, because I never kept them. I now realize that the problem was that I had not consulted the Lord. They were my ideas of what I should do, or what other people thought! The image of a …( read more )

Remembering … With Purpose

November 11, 2016

Many countries observe the eleventh day of the eleventh month, November, as Remembrance Day, Veterans Day, or Armistice Day, a time set aside to honour the sacrifices of the military, past and present. The eleventh hour was the time on …( read more )

God Cares About Terrorists

September 24, 2001

The Reverend Mr. John McGregor, a former member of the Billy Graham team, describes himself as a former Irish terrorist. He told his story recently to those attending a 50-plus weekend at Wesley Acres Retreat Centre, south of Belleville, …( read more )

 



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