“I’m Fine, Thanks”

Unexpected Visitor

Matthew 7:12 - So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets. (NIV)One Sunday morning, just after I arrived at church, a young lady came in and sat in a pew near the front. I saw that she was deeply...

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Vision of Stones

Ezekiel 36:26 - I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh. (NIV)Do you ever find yourself awed by how relevant the ancient Biblical texts can be to our contemporary lives? I do....

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When the Roof Blows Off…

"Let the light of your [God's] face shine on us." Psalm 4:6"In the same way let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven." Matthew 5:16Three weeks after the devastating tornado ripped through Goderich Ontario,...

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The Hawk and the Dove

Matthew 10:16 – I am sending you out like sheep among wolves. Therefore be as shrewd as snakes and as innocent as doves. (NIV)Many mornings, my husband and I enjoy watching birds come to feed outside our window. Among them, we see doves, moving about gently and...

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Turtles and People: Endangered Species?

Romans 12:10 – Be devoted to one another in brotherly love. Honour one another above yourselves. (NIV)Have you ever considered people to be an endangered species — like the snapping turtle? The elderly man whom I interviewed about his hobby of rescuing turtles had...

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When the Knot Gets Too Tight

“So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.” John 8:36The other day I tossed some clothes into the dryer. Shortly afterwards I heard disturbing thumps coming from the laundry room. It sounded as if a shoe was in the dryer. I rushed over to stop the dryer,...

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Diane Eaton