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The Hiding-place

Posted by on Oct 31, 2017 in Blog, Food for Thought, Quotes | 2 comments

The Hiding-place

As a blogger, I have tried to honour your time with a meaningful interruption in your day. So, please allow me to bend your ear once again on a word that is front and centre in my life these days. I trust it may cause you to ponder, perhaps even contribute in a positive way to where you find yourself on life’s journey. Discernment: having or showing good judgement, or as I have interpreted it, the need to understand and make a wise decision based on truth. In Philippians 1, Paul wrote to the...

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Pain and Its Rippling Effects

Posted by on Sep 29, 2017 in Blog, Food for Thought | 8 comments

Pain and Its Rippling Effects

Lately, my right knee has been giving me a lot of pain. Anti-inflammatory pills don’t seem to be helping, so I’m relying on pain killers until I see my doctor next week.  I’m sure I’ll be told what I already know: I have arthritis! Over these past twenty plus years, I’ve lived by the slogan: “I have arthritis, but it doesn’t have me!” It would seem that this is no longer the case. I talked to my husband the other day about the different kinds of pain, and we came up...

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Thought-Provoking One-Liners

Posted by on Aug 31, 2017 in Blog, Food for Thought, Quotes | 6 comments

Thought-Provoking One-Liners

Sometimes when you watch a movie, listen to a conversation between two people, or sit under the teaching of godly men (as I have done this summer), one-liners often jump out at you that are thought-provoking, often inspiring. And often applicable to where you might be on your life’s journey. For example, I heard this statement in a movie recently: “Each of us needs a good friend to show us the best part of who we are. Everyone has their weaknesses, but also we have a special talent inside...

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God Keep Our Land

Posted by on Jul 29, 2017 in Blog, Food for Thought, Friends, Memories | 2 comments

God Keep Our Land

On July 1st my husband and I celebrated Canada’s 150th birthday at Muskoka Bible Centre on Mary Lake near Huntsville, Ontario. We decorated our friends’ golf cart and participated in a long parade with dozens of other enthusiasts. ‘Red and white’ was the colour of the day, unless, of course, you were a Toronto Maple Leaf fan and ‘blue’ dominated. (It made me think of the Sesame Street song: “One of these things is not like the others. One of these things just doesn’t...

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A Battle Won!

Posted by on Jun 30, 2017 in Blog, Food for Thought, Quotes | 2 comments

A Battle Won!

Most of us would agree that life is unpredictable: there is no way we can be certain of what lies ahead from one day to the next. Sometimes we win, as I’ve experienced recently with an award for my current novel. Sometimes the winding and troubled road of life seems to allow truth to fall on deaf ears, and it is beyond our control to help those who feel backed into a corner. The following is a story, penned for those struggling with such moments… when life appears as a winding and...

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A Missing Piece… or Peace

Posted by on May 31, 2017 in Blog, Food for Thought, Quotes | 11 comments

A Missing Piece… or Peace

Of late Doug and I have enjoyed putting together puzzles, mostly 1000-piece puzzles. Not sure how this came about other than politely accepting one to take on our winter holiday two years ago. We never bothered doing another one again until this past winter when we put three together while we were in Florida. And then we went out and bought three more to bring home! It seemed that the bug of puzzle-making had bit! But now that spring is here—and my summer respite to Muskoka Bible Centre...

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