Storm Clouds

Today, the day began with a storm; actually a thunder and lightning storm!  In March!  In Ontario! The weather this winter has been very different to what we normally receive.  There have been few snow storms – I can count them on one hand – and so a thunderstorm this morning really came as no surprise. […]

Shelter from the Storms

Life can deliver some pretty horrendous ‘storms’.  Storms of nature can often be survived, by taking shelter inside or under sturdy structures that will not succumb to the powerful forces of nature. Psalm 55:1  Be merciful to me, O God, be merciful to me!  For my soul trusts in You; And in the shadow of […]

Wholesome and Clean

Ezekiel 37:23b – I will wash away their sin and make them clean, and I will protect them from everything that makes them unclean. They will be my people, and I will be their God. (CEV) There is a major house renovation going on close to where we live. Actually, it has been in progress […]

Get Out of My Way, I Want Queso

Hoots, whoops, and cheers filled the room when I told my granddaughters I would make them some queso and chips.  “You can make queso?  I wanna help?”  Haylee pushed a stool up to the kitchen counter.  “Me, too.  Me too!”  Kinsey grabbed another stool and pushed it up into the corner of the counter, smack dab in front […]

Oh, My Word! Did You Hear Why…

he stopped coming to Sunday School?  she quit working in the nursery?  they are moving their membership?  they removed their kids from youth activities?  she wants nothing to do with the church anymore?  Let me tell ya… There’s a bevy of reasons why people do what they do.  Legitimate reasons.  And yes, some folk use […]

Comfort in God

What comforts you? Homemade chicken soup? A warm blanket? A roof over your head? Knowing you have enough money to pay the bills? A padded retirement account? It occurred to me that so often in our discomforts that we seek an external source to fix an internal fear, pain, or heartache. When anxious or irritated, […]

Bible Verses On Freedom

Below are some Bible verses that relate to freedom we have in Christ. Freedom can be defined in several ways for different individuals. Some people are in bondage to fear, to sin, to other people, to circumstance. Through Christ we are assured God delivers, rescues, frees, and releases Believers from all kinds of chains: be […]

Stop Daddy! Stop!

“Daddy!  Stop!” the little girl screamed as she dragged her feet on the ground.  “Stop!  Stop, Daddy!” The child wailed as he steered the bicycle-built-for-two and pedaled all the harder.  They rode on the edge of a hill–a hill with a 50 foot drop-off–as he made his way around the perimeter of the golf course.  […]

Bible Verses About Death

Below are some Bible verses about death.  Hopefully you find ones which help meet your needs today as you consider the finality of life.  In the comment box below, please feel free to add ones you think will add encouragement. God is with us in life and in death. We are never alone. “For the […]