No Need to Despair

I do not apologize for any apparent repetition in my words. I feel strongly there is at least one teenager or young person needing to be saved from a life of despair – and so here goes. Psalm 55:22 Give your worries to the Lord. He will take care of you. He will never let […]

Fall Cleanup!

My husband and I spent last weekend winterizing the garden. Raking leaves – bagging leaves and adding some to the compost. Front and back the gardens looked – well – tidy again. Frost-bitten annuals were removed and all we could see was the green of the lawns again with flower beds devoid of fallen leaves. […]

Dark Zone ?

A recent program on Doc Zone covered how media and fashions trends are affecting our children and youth. They called it ‘the sexualization of our children’ and it was not a pretty picture. Fashion for children – girls in particular – has been dressing them, more and more, in miniature editions of adult clothing – […]

Give Thanks

Psalm 100:4-5 …… Be thankful to Him, and bless His name. For the Lord is good and His mercy is everlasting. (NKJV) Thanksgiving! A time to be thankful for all that we have. We might not be grateful at all times; human nature is fickle and often what we see ‘on the other side of […]

Losing America

“’Don’t be afraid,’ the prophet answered. ‘Those who are with us are more than those who are with them.’ And Elisha prayed, ‘O Lord, open his eyes so he may see.’” 2 Kings 6:16-17a After reading the local and national headlines, my heart was broken over the clear and very disturbing realization that we’re losing […]

Prey or Pray!

A recent report, in our local newspaper, gives reason for concern to hikers or even just casual walkers. In an area west of Barrie – north of Angus – a couple preparing for a hike report having been stalked by cougars! (Innisfil Journal, Sept. 6, 2012) Having left their vehicle to begin their walk they […]


Yesterday, a dear friend of mine dealt with the one year anniversary of the death of her husband. He is still deeply missed. They had a wonderful relationship. They were good friends as well as husband and wife. It can be hard to know what to do or what to say to show you remember […]

Grace and Thanks!

1 Thessalonians 5:14d …….. reminds us… be patient with all……. I waited patiently yesterday, for my husband to call me and say he was ready to be picked up. Actually, I should correct that and say – I waited impatiently. I took him to hospital as he was suffering yet another bout of cellulitis. He […]

Attitude Check!

It was a beautiful sunny, calm morning. The humidity had diminished and the temperature comfortable. I became engrossed in my Bible reading, oblivious to all else, when suddenly I was interrupted by a neighbor calling loudly from his deck. He kept calling ‘good morning’ with great determination and his manner offended me! Tut – I […]