Select Page


Hanging by a Thread

"You hem me in, behind and before, and lay your hand upon me." (Psalm 139:5) My grandmother taught me how to hem. I remember it being as difficult to learn as tying shoelaces, my fingers feeling thick and clumsy. I wanted to learn to sew, however, so I kept...

read more

Four Statements that Shine with Hope

Hubby and I stood at the customer service window of a large wholesale store. The line was getting longer because the woman at the window, in a loud voice, gushed demanding questions: You mean I don’t get a refund for my membership? And you won’t compensate me for the...

read more

For Sure

"'For I know the plans I have for you,' declares the Lord, 'plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.'" (Jeremiah 29:11) It definitely looked like winter...the foliage was off the trees, the bushes were bare, and things looked...

read more

The Years the Locust Ate

"So I will restore to you the years that the swarming locust has eaten, The crawling locust, The consuming locust, And the chewing locust, My great army which I sent among you." (Joel 2:25, NKJV) When I read this verse, I can't help but substitute words for "Locust."...

read more

When Winter Seems to Never End

Even in the frozen northlands of Canada, winter does not last forever. I know this is true, I have experienced 30 years of the changing Canadian seasons, yet somehow, last year, I didn't believe it. While most of the northern hemisphere basked in unseasonably warm...

read more

Unexpected Places

"Suddenly, Jesus met them. 'Greetings,' he said." (Matthew 28:9)Our neighbors had been out fishing. What a beautiful day! The good catch made it even better. Tired, happy hands threw the fish out of the cooler, up onto the dock. One guy started cleaning the boat,...

read more

The Traffic Jam

It was midnight, and I lay tossing and turning on my mattress. Again. Lord God, cried my heart, it is such a little thing, why can't I fall asleep anymore? I finally got up. What sense was there in lying in bed when you can’t sleep? Besides, my shoulder was sore, and...

read more


Recent Posts