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…

August 19, 2020

Does God Give Us Our Pain? Too often I have been told that this trouble, this illness, this grief, even Covid 19, is God’s gift to refine me into a better person. That makes me angry. Causing misery, pain, or hurt is not loving. Today I offer to you my understanding of who God is…

August 3, 2020

A Response to Covid 19 Today, we think twice before leaving our homes to walk among strangers. Public health authorities have warned us. Stay home. That is safest. If you must go out among people, wear a mask. That’s the law in Ontario. Otherwise, outside. Gather on patios, but keep your social distance. Big crowds…

June 30, 2020

The Party Can Happen! For the past twenty-nine years, our family has gathered as a group of just under 50 people to celebrate our special needs granddaughter’s birthday. For some of us the round trip to my son’s involves a drive of at least four hours. Few of our crowd lives close by. This year…

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