Leading…protecting…disciplining…carrying…providing. The job of a German Shepherd.
No, not a 4-legged furry animal, but a real German man whose job is shepherding. I was privileged to meet one this week.
I was at our ministry base (located at the edge of a village nestled in the hills) and about to head home for the afternoon […]
A story about a boy and a tree… …and about you and me? And about our heavenly Father, who ‘did not spare His own Son’ and graciously gives us all things. What is our relationship to the Tree? To the God who became man and died on a tree to show the extent of […]
Dear Friend in the Philippines,
To brothers, sisters, parents; to teachers, to police officers, to rescue workers.
To Lorraine, a friend I’ve never met personally but written letters to since I was young; and to Audrey, our precious 9-year old sponsor child.
I cannot imagine how your life has been turned upside down […]
No matter what time I wake up each morning, I am never, ever surprised that the sun is shining.
Why is that? Why am I never taken aback when I see light, colors, brightness? The question actually is, why SHOULD I be? Not once in my life has the sun failed to shine. There has […]
Encouraged simply by the Word of God these past few days…reminded of His character, His kindness and perseverance and faithfulness. His love NEVER fails! Image Credit: Susanne @ This & That “A bruised reed he will not break, and a smoldering wick he will not snuff out.
In faithfulness he will bring forth […]
Sun shining; house cozy warm from the heat of the oven, which contains a 12-pound turkey; smell of apple cider and cinnamon candles; husband peeling potatoes and me kneading dough; table set and awaiting guests.
It’s Thanksgiving. Autumn is here – my favorite time of the year!
1:30am, downtown Toronto City, Canada. August 2013.
We had come in two vehicles, excited to celebrate our friend’s upcoming wedding and have fun at a Bachelorette party. And fun it was! A dinner cruise on the harbor, dancing, Starbucks espresso shots, night view from the CN Tower. Good times!
Then it came time to part […]
Now tell me…if this isn’t a miracle, then what is?
I almost couldn’t believe my eyes once I got started harvesting things from our garden last week. How incredibly, richly blessed we are! Food is something I so easily take for granted. It’s a normal part(y!) of everyday life, […]
From my chair in our living room where I usually sit to read, journal, pray (or blog!) I noticed one of our plants on the bookshelf ledge:
Hundreds and hundreds of years ago, between 100 and 200 A.D., these stone walls were part of the “Limes” – a Roman wall of military defense that ran along parts of their empire. Thirty thousand soldiers were stationed along the Limes, controlling traffic between the Roman provinces and the area inhabited by Germanic tribes. It […]
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