September 23, 2022

Reading Rev. Wilson’s reflection on a retirement party took me back to my own celebration in 2009. I remember being surrounded by family and friends. In some ways their kind words about the good things they had experienced with me felt like a funeral eulogy. The difference was I was alive and present to receive…

September 14, 2022

A New Leader Since our Queen Elizabeth II died, the news has been filled with stories of her life. Many of us in Canada have shared our memories. At that time we had a television. I remember watching films of her coronation. I can still picture that beautiful young woman processing down the aisle of…

September 4, 2022

Illustrator Lois Having Fun Working on “Rajah Finds His Wisdom” .            One of my favourite verses from the Hebrew Bible, the “Old Testament,” contains the words of the prophet Jeremiah: “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm…

August 31, 2022

                                                    A Tribute to Grandparents My submission to Author’s Showcase has been accepted and posted. I’m excited about people in Britain reading my story. In addition, they added an advertisement…

August 19, 2022

This day’s reflection is really an announcement, an announcement I’ve been waiting several years to make. Yay!!!! I’m thrilled to introduce to you my new children’s book for ages 4-8, titled “Rajah Finds His Wisdom”. For me it is always a leap of faith to introduce a new book. Barring any unexpected events, Rajah will…

August 8, 2022

Healing Tears Many years ago, at a grief workshop I attended, a medical doctor told us that tears are essential for good health. When we experience extreme stress, our bodies produce a toxin that can only be expelled through our tears. When people refuse to cry, the toxin can attack us from within. That’s why…

August 1, 2022

Hearing Aids of Faith? I read lips a lot, and have learned to face people during conversation, so I can get by without my hearing aids at least for a while. At night I carefully place my hearing aids in their charger. Some mornings I’m so busy, I walk right by and forget them. Eventually,…

July 24, 2022

          Every summer with God’s help, Tom’s help and that of the local greenhouses, I create a beautiful little writing sanctuary on my deck. I am surrounded with flowers as I sit with my computer on the porch swing. Peace fills my soul on these lovely summer days. I don’t have…

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