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Lyn Chaffart

The Hitchhiker

We couldn't initially identify the strange creature feeding at the bottom of the harbour at Anse d'Arlet in Martinique; but upon closer observation, we realized it was a marine turtle, more than likely a Green Sea Turtle. The reason we didn't immediately recognize it...

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The Editor

I just finished editing a paper for my younger son. It actually started out as 12 pages; but by the end, it was down to 10.... This must have been hard on my son. I know from being on the other end of the manuscript that it is incredibly hard when someone edits your...

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“Buggy Whip” Cedars

Having just put in a flower bed, my husband and I were looking for affordable cedars to plant it with. After pricing them at nearby nurseries, we finally decided on some that were 15$ per tree. They were bare-root, and the four-foot trees looked more like buggy whips...

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Bengali? Or Bengali?

Google translate got me into trouble yesterday. I typed in the word "Bengali", pulled out the response written in such beautiful shrift and pasted it into my document. It was to be the hyperlink to a document that a friend had painstakingly translated into Bengali,...

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What IS Prayer, Anyway?

What is prayer, anyway? Critics say it is a crutch. It is something the Christians do to make them feel better, because it is just that: Something they can actually do in a situation where they are helpless! Unfortunately I suspect that many Christians have only a...

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The Sermon

My pastor-son just texted me to say he would be preaching on Mother's Day. Now normally I am hungry to hear him preach. He lives 4000 km away, and I don't get to see him much. Especially not this year with COVID-19 halting all travel. But besides all of that, hearing...

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