July 10, 2021

Collect God’s Pearls Each day I read one of James Taylor’s Everyday Psalms – Interpretations of the Biblical Psalms written in the language and images of today. Sometimes, the whole Psalm speaks to my heart, sometimes just one word. Today, two lines stood out for me. God, “You will sort through the rubble of discord…

May 15, 2021

May 11, I worked up the soil under my front window, added some compost, tucked tiny annual flowers into the chilly soil. Night came. I tarped my precious garden in case of frost. Too early. I know the gardener’s rule for my part of Ontario: no planting annuals before May 24th, or better yet, June…

May 1, 2021

Today, as I leave April behind and step into the sunshine and flowers of spring our Easter story still lingers in my heart. This morning’s “Daily Bread Devotional” drew me back to Jesus’ washing his disciples’ feet. Reflecting on the question, “How do we continue to wash one another’s feet today?” these thoughts came to…

April 7, 2021

Written April 7 at 5:a.m. Today, and the next two months require prayer in our family. They are and will continue to be a lesson in trusting God. Actually, every day of our lives requires trust – a mountain of trust for all of us. Today I am acutely aware that I need to trust…

January 2, 2021

2021 is starting with some 2020 leftovers still hanging on. Even with at least two vaccines Covid 19 looms large in our minds, especially in locked down Ontario. I offer us all the words of King George VI from his Christmas radio message to the British Commonwealth in 1939. He quoted from the poem “God…

January 1, 2021

New Year’s Day, New Year’s Day I associate in my mind with memories and resolutions, the past and the future. Covid 19 has changed that. I’m feeling the past still with us. No number of New Year’s resolutions will change the future. How depressing! What can I do to change my attitude? “Finally, brothers and…

October 31, 2020

Public Health experts tell us we’re now into the second wave of Covid 19. Will it ever end? I sure hope so, and soon. Like many people, I find wearing a mask difficult. My glasses fog up. I’ve tried several styles. I just don’t have the best-shaped nose and cheek bones for mask wearing. I…

October 8, 2020

In North America, our Thanksgiving celebration began with the pilgrims giving thanks for the fall harvest that would get them through the winter. Today as the holiday weekend approaches, it’s hard to open our eyes to the bounty in God’s world. Covid 19 restrictions, wearing masks can blind us to the beauty in our own…

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