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Shirley Moulton

The Eye of the Hurricane

"Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God." (Philippians 4:6 ESV)The weather in Mexico during the winter months is beautiful. However, storms can come in quickly from the...

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The Light of the World

On a visit to London, England, a friend escorted me to a number of historical and popular sites, one being St. Paul’s Cathedral.  A heroic survivor of the WW II Blitz, and site of the 1981 royal wedding of Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer, the beautiful...

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The Apple Orchard

Can there be a more bucolic, picturesque time of year than the annual trip with the family to the apple orchard?  The Ottawa Valley features many commercial orchard farms, enticing people with not only diverse apple varieties to choose from, but wagons to carry...

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Praise Him Ever in Joyful Song

Probably the most difficult thing to do as times is to act happy and positive, when I don’t feel it on the inside!  The struggles of daily life can be overwhelming on most days.  When I read the stirring encouragements to praise in Psalm 150, I wonder where...

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Bible Memory

Memorizing Scripture verses is not something I am good at.  I usually don’t try as hard as I should, but do find Bible passages set to music in song easier to call to mind.  I seem to be able to remember all sorts of other random facts and figures,...

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The Locked Stairwell

As a student, I participated in a job experience program for a few weeks at a local newspaper office.  One evening, I took the stairs to the building lobby instead of the elevator, but found as the heavy door latched behind me, it would not reopen.  With...

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The Good Gardener

I will be the first person to admit that I am not a good gardener!  I’m just not good with plants.  I’ve been known to kill perfectly hardy house plants.  At home, I am relegated to weeding and watering the garden, which is probably just as well.  Now, I have been to...

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The Antidote to Unbelief

I live in a busy, distracted society, in which many have no belief in the Lord God, His Son Jesus, or the Holy Spirit. There are so many things vying for my attention: my job, social media, following the news, spending time with friends and family — not to speak of...

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An Arrow in My Heart

As a child, I well remember being very envious of a neighbouring family.  There were three sisters, lovely children, who house was grander than ours, with a piano, and they went on wonderful vacations.  As the only girl in our family, I longed for playmates,...

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Curious Character

Every family has those members who are remembered for having outstanding personalities.  I had an uncle who was just such a character:  witty, jovial, talented, and totally unique.  Although he passed away some years ago, after a long, well-lived life,...

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