The Fire Extinguisher


The Tent Peg

Judges 4:20-21 - Stand in the doorway of the tent, he told her. If someone comes by and asks you, is anyone here? Say no. But Jael, Heber's wife, picked up a tent peg and a hammer and went quietly to him while he lay fast asleep, exhausted. She drove the peg through...

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The Bear

Jonah 1: 1-3 "The word of the LORD came to Jonah son of Amittai: Go to the great city of Nineveh and preach against it, because its wickedness has come up before me. But Jonah ran away from the LORD and headed for Tarshish. He went down to Joppa, where he found a ship...

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The Choice

Psalm 46:10 "Be still and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth." NIVAs a guard at the local RCMP detachment I see many types of people in cells. Some are quiet and reserved and sleep their time away. Others are loud,...

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The Copy Cat

Deuteronomy 5:33 - Walk in all the ways that the LORD your God has commanded you, so that you may live and prosper and prolong your days in the land that you will possess. NIVMy young colt Jesse is his brother Frank's shadow. At 9 weeks of age he copies Frank's...

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The Expert

Proverbs 16:3 "Commit to the LORD whatever you do, and your plans will succeed." NIVWe had been trying to get satellite TV for five years. Several knowledgeable people had spent much time seeking to locate the signal for our dish but failure always ensued. We even...

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The Habit

Matthew 18: 1-3 - At that time the disciples came to Jesus and asked, who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven? He called a little child and had him stand among them. And he said: I tell you the truth unless you change and become like little children, you will...

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The Instructor

2 Timothy 4:2 - Preach the word; be prepared in season and out of season; correct, rebuke and encourage-with great patience and careful instruction. NIVAs I have begun training my young colt Jesse, I am amazed to watch Jesse's brother Frank's behaviour toward his...

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Lynne Phipps