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In The Middle Of The Night

October 23, 2009

During the summer, Zo

The White Cat

July 26, 2009

We are used to seeing animals come onto our property. We have a large yard and a pasture. One day, there was a totally white cat, which we had never seen before, sitting near our birdfeeder. It was intensely watching … (read more)


July 7, 2009

Have you ever observed the tiny little seeds on a strawberry? They are so small that we hardly notice that they are there as we eat the berries. Yet for people who suffer from what is called diverticulitis, these tiny … (read more)

Our Itching Ears

February 19, 2009

I was concluding a course I was taking on preaching the Word of God when I was asked two questions: (1) Do you agree that there is theological illiteracy in the church today? and (2) Do you think a distinctive … (read more)

Dion (Part 2)

November 5, 2008

Dion is thriving and growing. It is fun to watch and take care of him. When Dion first came to stay, I went onto the Internet to find out as much as possible in order to care for my Venus … (read more)

Salvaged Treasures

August 11, 2008

I can remember going with my dad as a child to the auto wreckers on a Saturday morning to locate a part to repair the car. We would wander up and down the rows in search of a car similar … (read more)

Who's Calling?

July 20, 2008

How many telephone calls do we receive in a day that have nothing to do with people we know? Often these calls can become annoying, as they either interrupt our field of thought or bring us a long way to … (read more)

God's Perfect Love

January 21, 2008

Last year, my youngest son asked me to look after for his lovebird for a short while. I readily accepted, as I wanted to care for her and thought we would be providing company for each other. However, I discovered … (read more)

Sacrifice Or Donation?

July 13, 2007

A couple of times recently, I've heard a make-believe story about a pig and a chicken. According to the yarn, the two animals were travelling down the road together, when they saw a sign out in front of the local … (read more)

Fear Not; Behold My Face

January 20, 2005

Admittedly, I was afraid that night as I walked down the hospital corridor. I looked up, and directly facing me on the window was Christ's face. Without a shadow of a doubt, I know that He revealed Himself to me … (read more)

Who Loves Ya, Baby?

February 7, 2004

The late actor, Telly Savalas, played the part of a police chief on a 1970s television series. Every show included his "tag" line, "Who loves ya, baby?" Sometimes it was offered tenderly, to his sweetie, but more often he said … (read more)

The Greatest Gift

December 14, 2003

As the Christmas season approaches, my mind is consumed with the buying of gifts, especially for my children and grandchildren. I desire to give each of them a gift that conveys how much I love them — gifts that will … (read more)

Grace And Truth

November 5, 2003

As I have continued to work as a clinical therapist with women who have drug and alcohol problems, some things have been revealed to me through the Holy Spirit's intervention and the truth of God's Word. Not long ago, I … (read more)

Our Busy Lives

March 30, 2003

The starting of another work week can be hectic, with all the so-called helps we have to keep in touch and to keep on top of things. We have our computer with all the e-mail to answer, our cell phone, … (read more)

True Love

March 10, 2003

Going back a few years, I remember the old hall desk on which stood a set of weigh scales. They looked old-fashioned, but they weren't that old. They were the kind one could set a weight on either side; too … (read more)

This Is Love – Sermon From The Shore

April 8, 2002

Have you ever experienced a time when a heavy heart crowded out the evidence of God's love? Recently while grieving the loss of someone dear to me, instead of being able to cast all my cares upon him, I found … (read more)

The Overcomer

September 22, 2001

Tammi, our Sheltie, was already two when she joined our family. Having previously lived in a kennel, she was also incredibly shy. She was so timid, in fact, that she would literally climb up the back of my legs and … (read more)

A Uniting Cord

June 8, 2001

Imagine receiving a letter from some person for the first time and in the salutation is the phrase "Brother/Sister". I once addressed someone in a similar way (and I am glad to report that we came to be great friends … (read more)

Carriers Of His Love

June 7, 2001

My whole Easter season was spent far away from home, and although it was for pleasure as well as work, it took me away from most of my family and friends. In one of my stops, I had taken time … (read more)

Willing Vessel

June 4, 2001

During a brief stay in the hospital, God sent several willing vessels to aid and comfort me when I really needed it. The physicians were not sure if I had had a heart attack or if I was having acid … (read more)

Me An' The Lord

May 17, 2001

Every morning, on a grassy patch in the traffic circle at the busy entrance to the little city, he stands, waving, blowing kisses and calling, "God loves you and so do I! Have a good day now, darlin'. God loves … (read more)

Send And Receive

January 27, 2001

Before we left our home in the north to reside in the south for a few months, we investigated a server for our e-mail. We sought one that could be used in the north as well as in the south, … (read more)

Hallelujah Nathan!

January 18, 2001

One of my favourite "western" movies is John Ford's "She Wore a Yellow Ribbon". There is a scene in which the grizzled, soon-to-be-retired cavalry Captain Nathan Briddles, played by John Wayne, rides into the hostile Indian camp in an effort … (read more)

Catch The Right Spirit

December 9, 2000

October 31: I'm walking around my neighbourhood and am horrified. Just about every third house has some type of Halloween display. Some are exceptionally elaborate. One woman told me she had been working on her "display" for a month! My … (read more)

Real People

June 23, 2000

I'm a great lover of children's books. For several years I had the joy of working in a school library. Over the years I've accumulated a wonderful collection of children's books of my own which I've always said will be … (read more)

The Visitation

May 28, 2000

I have recently completed an eight-week pastoral visitation-training programme and have learned a great deal. I have always enjoyed talking and listening to people, as every person has a story to tell. We just need to take the time to … (read more)

Christian Love

April 9, 2000

As a Sunday School teacher, it never ceases to amaze me how God continually reveals Himself and His will in new ways through "old" scriptures. So many times in studying a lesson, I have been brought back to verses that … (read more)


March 16, 2000

When I finished reading the Daily devotional, I put the icon for the computer programme down on the tool bar and brought up another, so that I might give some thought to writing. I didn't lose the music that was … (read more)


January 2, 2000

A number of years ago, I attended many "success motivation" lectures. They taught that for every negative thought we had or accepted, we needed three positive ones to offset our thinking and keep our minds in balance (for success). I … (read more)

Journey With Love

December 19, 1999

During the Advent season, as we journey towards the manger, and as we light the fourth candle on our Advent wreath, let us journey with love. We're getting closer, aren't we? Christmas is not far away now. If you have … (read more)

Night Terrors And Other Fears

October 29, 1997

One of the children of the congregation used to have night terrors – dreams that would awake them drenched in sweat and shuddering in fear, yet unable to remember what silent terror stalked their unconscious in the darkness of the … (read more)

A Love For Life

August 25, 1997

"If we discovered that we had only five minutes left to say all that we wanted to say, every telephone booth would be occupied by people calling other people to stammer that they loved them." (Christopher Morley) Maybe we should … (read more)

Let Love Lead You

August 24, 1997

A woman came and knocked on my door. The story she had to tell was terrible – of a daughter in danger, of terrible abuse, of helplessness, of hopelessness, of fear for the whole family – and she asked, "What … (read more)

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