Weekly Devotionals

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Hig Horses!

November 19, 2015 - IN his book Heart to God Hand to Man Commissioner Ed Read tells of wild-west outlaw, jumping on a swift horse to escape justice. Though glad he made a successful getaway, he sees something near a prairie hut that grips him and he halts his horse. Standing beside the lonely homestead was a distraught woman, holding a baby in her arms. “My baby is dying, and there is no one to get us to a doc... Read More


Sight and Sites!

November 19, 2015 - I will lift up my eyes.... Psalm 121:1 LORD Northcliffe provided a living for hundreds of Newfoundland families for 100 years. (My family was one of them.) The story began around 1905 when Northcliffe built the Grand Falls paper mill to provide newsprint for the famous London Times. As the story goes, the Irish businessman did more than publish the family-owned newspaper. He read it too. He r... Read More


Remembrance Day Prayer

November 6, 2015 - Dear Heavenly Father, We thank you today for all of the men and women who have served in our armed forces.  We are grateful for their dedication, discipline, faithfulness and courage.  From them may we learn the virtues of selfless service, unswerving loyalty to country, the discipline of teamwork for the good of all, obedience to authority and perseverance in difficult and challenging s... Read More


Empty Plates

November 6, 2015 - “Sir, give me this water so I won't ever have to come back to this well again,” John 4: 15.  IN the church there are at least two types of people. The half-empty plate people! Thirsting for ease, those people offer half-hearted service that leaves them feeling emptier than their plates. On the other hand, the over-filled plate people try to do everything instead of something. The tro... Read More


Dreams

October 29, 2015 - As he slept, he dreamed of a stairway that reached from earth to heaven. And he saw the angels of God going up and down on it.At the top of the stairway stood the Lord, and he said, "I am the Lord, the God of your grandfather Abraham and the God of your father, Isaac. The ground you are lying on belongs to you. I will give it to you and your descendants.Genesis 28:12-13The high school commencement... Read More


Misery and Manna

October 9, 2015 - Seek first the kingdom of god and all these things shall be added unto you; Matthew 6:33. Any Newfoundlander who can remember life before World War II knows what poverty is all about. Back then hunger hung over the masses like a hangman's noose over a criminal's head. Disease draped the windows of almost every house. It was terrible!  The few pennies and government ration cards my mother... Read More


His Hand in the Storm

October 2, 2015 -  ...you can discern the face of the sky (Matthew 16:3B).  THERE seems to be more drama on the Weather Channel these days than on the Movie Channel. With massive icecaps melting, fire, floods and droughts descending in their fury, the fatalists of this world are apt to jump on Doris Day's bandwagon and sing, “Whatever will be will be.” People of faith, on the other hand, deny suc... Read More


Prayer Will be Answered

September 23, 2015 - IF Salvation Army song books could be catalogued genealogically, I'd own a great-great grandfather– the March 1, 1930, edition. Its 1003 songs and 730 choruses make it the largest song book the Army ever published. O Boundless Salvation uses up page one, under the heading THE FOUNDER'S SONG.   Often, on stormy, winter nights, and occasionally on warm summer days in our boat on the bay,... Read More


Misery and Manna

September 15, 2015 - Seek first the kingdom of god and all these things shall be added unto you; Matthew 6:33. Any Newfoundlander who can remember life before World War II knows what poverty is all about. Back then hunger hung over the masses like a hangman's noose over a criminal's head. Disease draped the windows of almost every house. It was terrible!  The few pennies and government ration cards my mother... Read More


Under the Watchful Eye of God

August 28, 2015 -  Luke 12:6 – 7: "Are not five sparrows sold for two farthings [one cent]  and not one of them is forgotten before God?.... Fear ye not, you are of more value than many sparrows."  IN 1952, for Sunday-school attendance, I received a plaque that hung on my bedroom wall for many years. The words are:              &... Read More