• Confidence

    It’s amazing how much God knows I need something, even when I am not quite sure of it myself. But our God is a loving Heavenly Father who gently reminds me of what I require to regain healthiness and wholeness. I can’t recount the number of times that I have come across a Scripture passage in an unusual place – like a sticky note tacked inside a notebook or in a piece of Christian fiction I am reading – only to find it absolutely applicable to what I am facing today. And so it was this morning. Last summer, discouraged about diminishing job prospects, I filled a notebook with Bible…

  • The Nettle Wars

    The air is crisp and clean this morning after an overnight rain.  As I look out at our garden the signs of new growth are everywhere.  The corn seems to stretch itself out every time I go out to look.  Ripening strawberries are in abundance and already I sample their delicious flavour.  My small tomatoes that I started and didn’t envision doing much, are now thriving and growing by leaps and bounds daily.  Fruit bushes and trees teem with green fruit and the promise of much delectable eating to come. But with the plentiful rain and excellent growing conditions comes another challenge – the weeds.  I don’t expect to garden…

  • A Life of Service

    For as long as I can remember, the love of Christ has been a part of my life.  An outpouring from that love has been my desire to be of service to my Lord.  I just cannot imagine a life without reaching out to others with care and concern and sharing the Gospel message. Throughout Scripture the admonition is given to serve the Lord with all our hearts.  Christian service is meant to be done with enthusiasm not as a dreary expectation.  How often though, in my life, is my service based on what other people expect of me.  I drag my feet and complain about all these things I…