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Christianity For Dummies

August 24, 2013

There are a lot of For Dummies books available. We have a few of them around our house: – Guitar for DummiesDigital Photography for DummiesScrapbooking for DummiesGPS for DummiesPCs for Dummies I must say that …( read more )

The Word Of God

April 10, 2013

I host a weekly ecumenical lectionary Bible study. The people who attend are Christians of all stripes, and so are the versions of the holy Bible that they bring with them. We may have four or five versions in use at one time, and we …( read more )

What Legacy Will You Leave?

January 24, 2013

Three years ago, I took my mom, then 90, to a nursing home to visit her even more elderly friend, Winnie, who was basically not "with it" anymore. I was in awe of my mother, who despite her own dementia, really "cared" for Winnie. It was …( read more )

The Alarm

August 28, 2011

As I lay awake savouring the quiet cloak of darkness, listening to the beauty of silence, my eye was drawn to the luminous numbers of my alarm clock. I had set it earlier knowing that in order to arise and … (read more)

Christ's Name: The Word

May 30, 2010

I praise the Lord that soon after my covenant renewal with Him, I was taught in church by God-loving teachers about our triune God, and at home by the Holy Spirit by reading the Bible, by studying and reading Christian … (read more)


March 26, 2010

Not too long ago, I wrote about receiving a telephone call from a person who encouraged me to start writing devotionals again and who asked where I got my inspiration. Afterwards, I found myself searching for a manila folder that … (read more)

Form Of Godliness

August 1, 2009

Although I have not read the book, The Narcissism Epidemic: Living in the Age of Entitlement by Jean Twenge and Keith Campbell, I did read an excerpt from the volume which was circulating via the Internet. The article explains a … (read more)

Bottoms Up!

May 20, 2009

During the past week, the swans have been back at the marsh. I was thrilled to see them sailing about in the water as I passed by the marsh. Watching them there gives me literally a bird's-eye view of these … (read more)

VBS Faith

July 25, 2008

Last year, on the last day of our Vacation Bible School, I wrote some reflections. The VBS had been a phenomenal success, greatly due to the amount of preparation and planning that our VBS team accomplished. I am in awe … (read more)


September 8, 2007

Last summer, we were camping with a group of family and friends. One morning, one fellow came out of his camper, only to meet face-to-face with a bear — yes, a real, live black bear — which was sitting and … (read more)


January 4, 2007

My friend, Nomie, told me about her children. They were sixteen months apart, Lori being the older. One day, Lori's little brother was annoying her. When she complained to her mother, Nomie advised her, "Just ignore him." Later, when she … (read more)

Love Letters

July 30, 2006

Some fifty years ago, I met a young man who would one day become my husband. He had just begun a new job and was sent out west for a short time, a time which to me seemed endless. There … (read more)

Piano Versus Synth

April 1, 2006

I have struggled with learning to play the synthesizer in our church band. It has been a huge stretching time for me. As time went on, I felt more comfortable playing it. Then the opportunity came to play the piano … (read more)

Spiritual Food

February 13, 2006

Going through my collection of books recently, in hope of eliminating some through a sale, I found many types of Bibles collected through the years. There were many different versions, some being translations and others paraphrases. These Bibles had been … (read more)

Waiting For God

July 23, 2005

As a little girl, my parents took me to church. Yet before long, they stopped going. At first I missed it, but then they took me for long walks through a beautiful park-like cemetery, so I spent a lot of … (read more)

On Every Page

January 21, 2004

Lois Sweet's highly recommended new book, "Writing with Spirit", says all there is to say about writing. It covers everything from researching and interviewing to grammar and ethics, time management and selling. I can skim the text and choose … (read more)

Studying God's Word

March 27, 2003

We have recently moved to a new community, and, a few weeks ago, I received a phone call from one of the ladies at the church we have begun to attend, inviting me to their ladies' Bible study. Although I … (read more)

Ask And It Shall Be Given

November 26, 2001

The other weekend, my son and I were shopping at the Target store for a birthday present for my wife. She wanted a pedometer so she could keep track of how many miles she walked each day for exercise. We … (read more)

The Cauliflower Tree

September 11, 2001

It had been a hot sunny day, and we had spent most of the afternoon at the town pool. As we meandered home, stopping to chat with a neighbour here and there, or pet one of the many dogs behind … (read more)

Instructions For Life

June 23, 2001

My husband is a do-it-yourselfer. One of his favourite sayings is, "When all else fails, read the instructions!" We have "how-to" books of every kind around our house: – how to fix the car – how to build a deck … (read more)

Is Your Bible Abused?

October 31, 1999

I remember a Bible that I purchased some years ago. I reverently placed it on the coffee table. Each time I dusted, I would take it and carefully remove it, dust it off and put it back into its revered … (read more)

My Bible

July 22, 1999

I was reading about a lady who loves books, especially old ones. One day she found a small Bible which she bought for very little money. She had a special place for this Bible. She told how much she wished … (read more)

How Do You Do It?

January 4, 1999

At the bottom of this page, it says, "Pray about contributing a devotional". Sounds okay, but how do you do it? What do you say? What actually do you pray for? Perhaps my experience will help others. I had a … (read more)

Butterflies Or Bees

October 15, 1998

To some, the Bible is uninteresting and unprofitable because they read too fast. Among the insects which subsist on the sweet sap of flowers, there are two very different classes. One is remarkable for its imposing plumage; and as you … (read more)

Old And Comfortable

August 20, 1998

I love old, comfortable things. My home is old and comfortable; my furniture is old and comfortable, like sinking into my grandma's old horsehair chair. The dining room suite from my husband's youth hosts family and friends on festive occasions. … (read more)

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