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 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…

April 20, 2022

Joy Comes At Every Age Easter has come and gone and left me thinking about the word “Joy.” An internet search of the meaning of the word, “Joy” gives what is sometimes called “Biblical Joy.” You can look that up yourself. At present, I’m thinking about what I call “God’s Joy,” that feeling, that emotion…

March 30, 2022

  We are down to the last sentence of the “Lord’s Prayer”. “For Thine is the Kingdom, and the Power and the Glory, Amen.” Matthew 6:9-13, does not include this sentence. Why, then, did many of us, particularly Protestants, add this sentence? To find an answer, I did some research on Google and found this…

March 5, 2022

Lead Us Not Into Temptation “Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, left the Jordan and was led by the Spirit into the wilderness, 2 where for forty days he was tempted by the devil.” (Luke 4:1)   Some scholars interpret Luke 4:1 as God’s Holy Spirit leading Jesus into the wilderness where God knew he would be tempted or tested. Jesus turned…

February 20, 2022

“The Innocence of Wonder” This morning, the miracle of nature unfolded before my sleepy eyes. Clean, sparkling snow draped cedar branches, coated bare limbs of our maple tree, greeted me as I settled in my favourite chair. A lonely little rose breasted beauty, feathers ruffled by the wind, feasted at the feeder, tiny beak beating…

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