Isaiah 9:6 – “For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.” Growing up in a family with five children, Christmas was noisy and full of activity, music […]
Not ANOTHER Alarm, Yawn!
Joel 2:1 – “Blow a trumpet in Zion; sound an alarm on my holy mountain! Let all the inhabitants of the land tremble, for the day of the Lord is coming; it is near.” The Little Christian Who Cried “Wolf!” For thirty years, I’ve lived near a busy fire station. Day and night, firefighters and […]
Savour the Gift of the Moment
Several years ago, an exceptionally hectic and challenging season forced me to postpone Christmas shopping until December 23. Trying to shop in crowded malls with a minimal budget frustrated me. On the 24th, after a long, crowded Greyhound bus ride, I forced my way into my hometown’s bus terminal, lugging wobbly luggage behind me. There […]
I Choose Peace – Now More Than Ever
I originally wrote the following devotional in the late 1990s and included it in my book, “Dare to Call Him Friend” in 2016. Five years later, I am convicted by my own words. I must choose peace, now more than ever. Although I was intelligent enough to know that the mere turning of the calendar […]
I’ve Been Robbed! Someone Stole My Joy!!
Have you ever come home from church or a revival meeting only to be met by a grouchy husband, unruly child or a cranky neighbour? Have you ever received a speeding ticket on your way to or from a meeting? Did it feel like someone popped your joy balloon? Did you ever wake up the […]
Warring From a Position of Peace – Psalm 42
Today’s blog is a reflection on Psalm 42. You can find it in my book, “Dare to Call Him Friend.” published in 2015. As I write this introduction in October 2020, I am challenged by the words I wrote years ago. I realise that this morning, I started off my day without the essentials needed […]