Part 5 June 3, 2020
”Water is life!” This simple and obvious phrase was probably the line our Middle Eastern guide and teacher repeated more than any other on my tour of Egypt, Jordan, and Israel. Today we all know, or at least we think we know the value of water. Obviously, what makes our little blue planet different from all...
June 1, 2020
I have a request for you. Don’t believe every article you read or video you watch on the internet. Think deeply about that for a moment. It is easy to watch a video, and take in the content, and assume that it is true. Do you realize that there are over 300 hours of video uploaded to YouTube every minute? That’s 18,000 hours of video...
May 29, 2020
Read: Psalm 91
The opening verse of this Psalm has been quoted countless times by God’s people. It is a psalm that brings insight to the kind of great God that we serve. There have been times in my life when I desperately needed God and God alone! We all know that life has its twists, and turns, and this virus has reminded us of...
During the warmer months we are fortunate to look out from our back deck onto, quite literally, “green pastures”. We live next door to a fairly large sheep farm with 400 acres of lush, green fields. When I think of the “green pastures” depicted in psalm 23, this is the image that comes to mind.You may...
May 25, 2020
Have you had one of those moments recently in which you felt anxious but had no idea why? There is enough going on in our world to cause you to feel like there is no hope and no protection. And why does it always seem to be in the middle of the night?
You are not alone. I’m grateful that these episodes are much fewer and farther between,...
May 22, 2020Don't let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity1 Timothy 4:12
Today I thought I would write something for those of you who are younger reading this devotional or the young at heart. This verse was a huge encouragement to me and also a...
May 20, 2020
Try and Imagine a world without want? Or more amazingly, a world without wanting? The second idea is far harder to imagine.
The expression, “without want,” or more commonly expressed, “without wanting,” generally signifies a person whose basic survival needs are met ( *Think of the first level on...
May 18, 2020
When the stay-at-home directive came down in the middle of March, I was in the middle of a bumper maple syrup season (for me, anyways J ) of 20 litres. It was still cold most days, the grass was brown and dormant and any hint of sunshine was cause for hope.
If you can remember that far back, we were nearing the end of a sermon...
May 15, 2020
Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself.
Each day has enough trouble of its own.
Jesus is saying in this verse from the book of Matthew that the present day has enough challenges in and of itself without worrying about something in the future. We, basically, should live our life one day at...
There is natural tendency when reading through the 23rd psalm to presume David was inspired by his time in the fields, growing up as young shepherd boy. We tend to believe, maybe he wrote the psalm in his youth while out tending his flock and before his life became especially complicated. Or, maybe he wrote it as an aged and hardened...