The Seasoning

The Unexpected

"Now listen, you who say, 'Today or tomorrow we will go to this or that city, spend a year there, carry on business and make money.' Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then...

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The Steps

I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my loving eye on you." (Psalm 32:8 NIV)When my sister's husband became ill she had to learn to do a lot of things around the house which she had never done before. There were decisions...

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Dancing in the Darkness

Psalm 43:5 "Why, my soul, are you downcast? Why so disturbed within me? Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him, my Saviour and my God." NIV The other evening, my daughter hurried into the house from a meeting. She was calling to me, to come quickly and look....

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The Facts

"Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them. For truly I tell you, until heaven and earth disappear, not the smallest letter, not the least stroke of a pen, will by any means disappear from the...

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The Fire Extinguisher

"For I am the Lord, your God, who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, Do not fear; I will help you." (Isaiah 41:13 NIV)  As I answered my ringing telephone, I heard a distressed sob as my daughter pleaded, “Can you come up to the house to help me,...

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The Surrender

"Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest." (Matthew 11:28 NIV)My job during Sunday morning worship is to care for my infant granddaughter, while my daughter seeks to keep my two year old granddaughter occupied and as quiet as possible,...

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the Encounter

The Honk Around Canada Day Parade was over and seeing as it was such a lovely day, I decided to take the dogs for a run. I loaded my three-year-old granddaughter into the stroller, gathered up the dogs and away we went.  As we were walking Ade asked several times if...

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