Welcoming or Restrictive?

I appreciate church services that are thoughtfully planned and well directed. I enjoy good music and lots of interesting material. But is it possible that the devil sometimes uses our good plans and activities to get in the way of welcoming others?The ministry of...

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Unexpected

We live our lives with certain expectations, so it is always a surprise when the unexpected happens.In 1959, we were in the United Kingdom for three weeks. During that time, we spent a day trying to find the resting place of my wife's paternal grandfather. Eventually,...

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An Awesome God

"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." (Jeremiah 29:11 NIV)Almost two decades ago, a young girl from Zimbabwe won a scholarship to study at a university in Winnipeg,...

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Who Is in Control?

"In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths." (Proverbs 3:6 KJV) My grandmother wrote this verse on the cover page of the first Bible that she gave to my father. My father did the same in the first Bible that he gave to me, and I did also in the...

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Timing

"See then that you walk circumspectly, not as fools but as wise, redeeming the time, because the days are evil." (Ephesians 5:15-16 NKJV)"He told them, 'You don't get to know the time. Timing is the Father's business. What you'll get is the Holy Spirit. And when the...

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