Picture of Christ crucified on the blade of Justice in the South Stained Glass Window of The Peace Tower Physical Suffering In January of 2000 I suffered with a double hernia for 13 months. The hernias were perpendicular to a midline incision. Misdiagnosis, plus fear, resulted in an unwillingness by the doctors in Ottawa to… Continue reading Sharing in Christ’s Sufferings
From Instability to Stability Image Credit by pasja1000 from Pixabay If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask him! (Matthew 7:11) In my last post, I shared with you the gracious provision for us… Continue reading He’s a Good, Good Father..
Image by Mohammed Salem from Pixabay On March 19th, I got a call, out of the blue, from a friend with whom I had not chatted for almost 3 years. She had been thinking about me and wanted to see how I was doing. Well, she called at one of the times when I was… Continue reading 7 Times. 4 Months. 7 Rooms. And Now… Rest.
Image by madsmith33 on Pixabay When our son was a teenager, he, like most of his homeschooling friends, read the book by the Harris brothers, 'Do Hard Things'. I never read the book, but from the reviews via our son and YouTube clips, these brothers encouraged their peers to take the road less traveled, to… Continue reading Doing Hard Things
https://pixabay.com/vectors/germ-bacteria-infection-health-41368/ These past 2 weeks have been roller-coaster weeks. It all started with yet another trip to Pittsburgh on Saturday February 16th for one of the many dental appointments yet to come. This leg of the experience was definitely a 'high point' as we basically 'sailed through' the border. The friendly officer looked at our… Continue reading Painful Commitments
from pixabay - Persian Rug Apart from the Scriptures, this poem below "The Divine Weaver", has been an anchor to my life for the past 20 years. I had first heard it recited as a child, and I think it was at a 'Recitation Contest' in which I participated. That was a popular church event… Continue reading Your Life… Divinely Woven
No more life Death has come. His visit was swift. His effect was instant. And Tim's Dad, the man I called 'Dad' for 27 years was gone forever. More and more I am realizing that what has felt like a CRAZY journey, is still God's PERFECT Plan. Soon after we arrived in Ottawa in mid… Continue reading Somber Reflections… My Crazy = His Perfect
When peace like a river, attendeth my way, When sorrows like sea billows roll;Whatever my lot, Thou hast taught me to say, It is well, it is well, with my soul. ((Horatio Spafford) This Hymn has brought me great comfort from childhood till now. It was the hymn of consolation my parents sang in difficult… Continue reading When Peace Like A River
If this is your first time reading this blog, and you want to understand its context I would encourage you to read two of my previous posts called, 'My way Is Hidden', and 'Streams In The Desert'. You see, I have had a series of unpredictable changes in my life, some of them very unpleasant...… Continue reading Am I Content? A Question for the New Year
You see, transitioning back to Canada after 3 years in the US, and trying to find one's feet can feel very much like standing on the sea shore, just where the waves become foam, and feeling the sand move swiftly under your feet as the water ebbs back into the ocean.