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Lyn Chaffart

Putting on Peace

Why is it that we can be so full of peace and joy one moment, but when one tiny things happens, our peace flies out the window?I’ve been thinking a lot lately about Eph. 6:15: “For shoes, put on the peace that comes from the Good News so that you will be fully...

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Out of the Frying Pan…

“It is the Lord who goes before you. He will be with you; he will not leave you or forsake you. Do not fear or be dismayed.” (Deuteronomy 31:8 NLT)We’ve all been there: The urgent circumstances are completely out of our control. We are definitely “in the frying pan”...

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True Humility

We are told in the Bible to help others (See Hebrews 6:10, Galatians 6:2, Deut. 15:11, etc.). We are told to love one another (See John 13:34-35, 1 Peter 4:8, Ephesians 4:32, etc). And when we obey these commands, Jesus tells us that we must do so in – Total Secrecy:...

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Beware of Pressures

"When people are bewildered, they tend to become gullible." (CALVIN COOLIDGE 1872–1933)Nothing is stranger than the  gullibility of the average citizen.  We can be persuaded into accepting almost any absurdity presented to us, provided it has sufficient emphasis from...

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The Bubble

As our province in Canada was reopening after the recent COVID-19 crisis, one of the “privileges” we were finally allowed after weeks of lock down was to be able to visit with a small number of family and friends. Our premier suggested “social bubbles” of no more than...

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PADRE4U

It was one of those days. Besides being in the midst of the COVID pandemic, everything I touched seemed to go bad. I was tired, and I was more than a little bit grumpy. The kicker, however, was when I got to the checkout counter at the local grocery store, mask and...

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How to Peel an Orange

Have you ever noticed how many ways there are to peel an orange?Some just dig in with their nails. Others cut off the top and bottom and cut a line across the fruit in order to have a place to start. Some slice the orange in 6-8 pieces and then eat it off the peel....

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I Lost a Friend Today…

I lost a good friend today.Funny how I can say he was a good friend, when I had never met him in person. But his gentle kindness transcended the 5000 km that lay between us, infiltrating the email room with love and acceptance.I'll admit, I've shed more than a few...

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Living in Perilous Times

We live in perilous times. At the time this is written, the future is uncertain. The police can’t be trusted. We can’t trust the integrity of our political leaders. The economy is crashing. The pandemic continues to ravage the planet…The more I think about these...

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Be Like…Canada Geese?

“Therefore, go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. Teach these new disciples to obey all the commands I have given you.” (Matthew 28:19-20a NLT)It was Jesus’ last command to us, also known as...

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