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"Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest." (Matthew 11:28) One evening while we were away it rained. Loads of rain. Lots of thunder and lightning. This morning the river seemed to be hustling along more rapidly than yesterday. From the...

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Jesus’ Ultimate Gift

Last year, during the season of celebration of Jesus' death and resurrection, a devotional entitled "White Easter" was published, inspired by the snow storm we had experienced here in Canada on Easter Sunday 2015. The point was made that Easter is indeed a time to be...

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Giving Away my Peace

"Know God? Then you know peace. You don't always 'feel' that peace because you give it away by taking your eyes off the Prince of Peace!" That was my tweet the other morning. And I firmly believed it. In fact, I left my prayer closet thanking God for His peace and for...

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Encountering Jesus

When I was a little boy, I remember sitting patiently in church with my parents. At the end of the service, the pastor would dismiss the congregation with a benediction. It was from Numbers 6: 24-26, and it goes like this: "The Lord bless you and keep you; The Lord...

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A Harbour

We need a harbour. A harbour where we can moor our vessels that have been tossed and turned by inclement weather, by changing currents, and the wear and tear, of all our endeavours. We need a place where we can shed ourselves. Selves we have worn so long, that, like...

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"...may all who seek you rejoice and be glad in you." (Psalm 40:16 and Psalm 70:4) How difficult it was to be still long enough for one of the beautiful butterflies to land on the back of my granddaughter's hand! She desperately wanted one of these elusive creatures...

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It was 84 degrees (29 C.)in Orlando a few days ago. Yet, I carried my jacket inside the local movie theater. The interior is like an igloo. And the fact that I'm always cold doesn't help. We walked in and ran into the friendly manager. As we chatted with her, I asked...

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I was driving home in a gloomy rainstorm on a cold, March morning in the mountains of my home. Part of me was enjoying the rain thinking that it would clean the slush, salt, and grime that covered my car from weeks of Winter driving and save me a trip to the car wash....

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