• Peacocks and Protection

    Recently I went to a greenhouse which has areas for kids that include a petting zoo and various animals and birds.  One of the enclosures contains male and female peacocks.  The male is a most magnificent bird with its brilliant blue breast and colourful array of plumes.  I was treated to a show of his beauty when he fanned out all his feathers and strutted around. In the background I noticed the female peacock.  Unlike her mate, she is totally white.  The contrast between them struck me deeply.  It made me sad to think of the female never enjoying the brilliant colours of the male – yet it is for…

  • Attitude

    I confess to having a bad attitude about attending meetings.  I have been to many where the leader talks too much or doesn’t have much control over the proceedings.  I am a fairly organized person and I get frustrated when meetings seem to be getting nowhere or where it takes a long time to get to the point. I shouldn’t let my past experiences colour my attitude to present meetings but if often does.  As I drove to a meeting recently the thought occurred to me that, while I can’t change the meeting setup; I can change my own outlook. Think about this – if I go to a meeting…

  • Courageous

    I love the Kendrick Brothers movies.  They are very forthright in proclaiming the Gospel and in showing how to live the Christian life.  Yesterday I watched their movie “Courageous”.   I have seen it before but something about this movie draws me back again and again.  The story line is very moving – I think I cry every time I watch it.  I walk away from that movie inspired to be a more courageous Christian. This particular movie focuses on a group of police officers who challenge themselves to be godly fathers.  These families realize it takes great courage to parent in a Christian manner in today’s society.  The statistics…

  • Building Fences

    While living on an acreage has many positives, one thing that is challenging is gardening.  With a myriad of wildlife traipsing through our yard, any garden produce would be an easy target for their consumption. How do I manage to have all the flowers and fruits and vegetables that I dearly love?  The only way is to build a fence.   I am blessed to have a husband who can plan and execute such a building project.  Thanks to him I now have an enclosure strong enough to withstand even the largest of wildlife.  It has taken many hours of work to complete and wouldn’t be done without our faithful…