Try It!

Ever had a friend describe a new dish that he or she tried recently? If they did a good job, you probably felt like you could almost taste it. But you couldn’t; because you hadn’t actually tried the dish. Similarly, I have a good friend who is a medical doctor. While in medical school, she…

He Did, so I Do.

Over the years I have been asked many questions related to my faith and why I do or don’t do certain things. Often my answer is prefaced with a smile, usually prompted by the starter to the question, “Are you allowed to…” Many people see my belief as one rooted in restrictions and for a…

Contentment equals Great Gain

Contentment has been a difficult word for this work-in-progress Christian to wrap her mind around. My struggle has taken the form of various questions over the years. Does being content mean I have no need to strive? To better myself? To better my situation? Should I just “be ok” with my “lot” in life? Does…

A Minute Meditation

Maybe you’re like me. I’ve read promises in the Bible and I believe them. With all of my mind. The “with all of my heart” part, I seem to be having trouble with. What do I mean? Say I’m about to get on an airplane. I entrust my life to God and pray for the…

A Minute Meditation

The recent recollection of my daughter’s painful experience with a grain of sand in her eye caused me to consider another scenario where a potentially painful irritant is responsible for the creation of something beautiful. Consider the clam; both its locale and its shape makes dealing with parasitic irritants inevitable. They wander into its shell…

A Minute Meditation

In the space of three days, two young persons I know have passed away from cancer. They weren’t the first; yet the news still hits me a stinging blow. With any unexpected death comes a couple of reminders: 1. We must live every day like it’s our last. Morbid? No. The term Christian implies that…

A Minute Meditation

Recently my daughter began to complain of a pain in her right eye. We did the usual home remedy of flushing her eye out with water but nothing helped. In fact, it appeared to make matters worse. The irritant, instead of moving out, embedded itself in the upper part of her eye, underneath the lid….

A Minute Meditation

Did you ever do the water and oil experiment in school? Maybe you had to mix them while preparing food. How successful were you? My experience was that it didn’t matter how long I stirred the mixture; the molecules swirled around each other, seemingly merging into a murky suspension, but once the metaphorical dust had…

A Minute Meditation

When we see someone in uniform we expect certain characteristics or behaviour from them. After all, they are representing the organization with which they are either employed or affiliated. These organizations would have well-publicized standards; consequently the expectations would be justifiably high and the repurcussions for misrepresentation, serious. So it is with us. Those of…

A Minute Meditation – March 5, 2018

I procrastinated today. The subject sat all day on my chest, a heavy stone, ever since I heard the news in the early hours of this morning. A young man had been killed in an automobile accident. I didn’t know the young man, but that didn’t stop me from immediately sympathizing with, and praying for…