A Hole in My Heart

My older brother and I shared a common bit of philosophy. We agreed that any years granted us beyond a certain given age would simply be icing on the cake, and death at any point thereafter should not be viewed as a great tragedy. We felt that our life up to that...

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The Blue Moon

At the finish of October this year, I chanced to gaze on the inky night sky to admire the lovely round face of the blue moon.  Perhaps you’ve heard the expression “once in a blue moon”, meaning “not very often”.  Indeed, a blue moon is the second of two full moons in...

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The Epiphany

"Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go." (Joshua 1:9 NIV)The dogs were barking insanely, racing along the fence from one end to the other. Frank, my...

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When I Trust…

I learned this all-important lesson on my last day of high school. Why is it that I forget so often?The lesson I learned? That when I trust in Jesus, I will have no problems...If you've been reading my posts over the years, you will already know that I am incredibly...

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A Simple Hug

(Written as Canada was slowly emerging from COVID lockdown...)I hugged my daughter yesterday for the first time in over three months. It was a long hug! We have always hugged whenever we say goodbye, and it has felt strange not being able to do that for all that time....

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It Is Well With My Soul

"The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness." (Lamentations 3:22-23 NIV) "What, then, shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?" (Romans...

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