July 10, 2020I lift up my eyes to the mountains— where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord , the Maker of heaven and earth. He will not let your foot slip— he who watches over you will not slumber
When you need help, where do you look? When the psalmist lifted up his eyes to...
July 8, 2020Last spring I received a humbling request from Ruth Coghill, a seasoned and passionate Bible teacher, and a vibrant part of our Trentside congregation and Bobcaygeon community. Ruth asked if I would be willing to read a rough draft of a book she was working on, and if possible, write an endorsement for it. I had two immediate thoughts, one...
July 6, 2020
When Katy and I were first married one of the shows we would often watch on a Sunday afternoon was 7 th Heaven . I don’t know what it was about that show that we enjoyed so much, but each week we would sit down and spend an hour with the Camden’s. One thing that always amazed me was that each episode had an overall...
July 3, 2020
But if serving the Lord seems undesirable to you, then choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your ancestors served beyond the Euphrates, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you are living. But as for me and my household, we will serve the Lord .
Joshua 24:15You might see...
July 1, 2020
I received the biggest lesson on appreciating my “home and native land” of Canada at the most unexpected of times and in the most unexpected of places and by the most unexpected of people.In 2002 2003 Sara and I were living on the opposite side of the globe in South Africa. While there we were told of a good...
June 29, 2020One of the most misused words in the English language has got to literally be “literally”. I heard someone say once, “I haven’t been there in literally forever.” That kind of a statement makes me want to ask, “So, you have never been there before?” What that person said and what they meant are two...
June 26, 2020
Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to mankind by which we must be saved.
One day a honeybee was buzzing around a little girl at a picnic. She screamed and ran away because she was scared the bee might sting her. The bee kept buzzing around and wouldn’t leave this little girl...
Part 7 June 24, 2020
Several years ago good friends bought an old country home that dated back to the 1860’s, which they then poured in years of money and energy into home renovations (today their home is breathtaking and worthy of being in a Better Homes & Gardens magazine). One day, early in the renovations, I came over to help my friend. He...
June 22, 2020
In the ten minutes before our online church service we have a rotation of announcements that cycle through. For the past couple of weeks one of those images was aimed at building community by asking a question like, “What is your go-to morning drink?” (Coffee is the right answer, by the way). Yesterday the question was, “What...
June 19, 2020
And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus.
Paul wrote these words. We know as we read his writings that he speaks from experience. As a missionary, he had faced many needs. He'd been thrown in prison, he'd faced persecution, and he'd suffered at the hands of...