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Summer Flowers Sing God’s Glory

God has given us so much beauty to enjoy!  The flowers in our world show us the glory of the Creator as clearly as more dramatic creatures do, if only we actually stop and notice them. Bee balm and pink yarrow.  This juxtaposition of colors and shapes stopped me in my tracks and encouraged me […]

150 Years: Prayer for Canada

O Canada, our home and native land! True patriot love in all our sons command. With glowing hearts we see thee rise the true north strong and free! From far and wide O Canada we stand on guard for thee. God keep our land glorious and free! O Canada, we stand on guard for thee! […]

Review: Marie Durand by Simonetta Carr

When my kids complain that something isn’t fair, I usually remind them how incredibly blessed they are compared to people throughout the world and throughout the ages.  That response stops complaining quite effectively for anyone who knows history or current events. But it does not get to the heart of the matter, and when true […]

Thank the Lord and Come with Praise

Occasionally something one has worked on for months suddenly and unexpectedly comes together.  I’ve been thinking deeply about Christian education, its ‘why’ and ‘how’ and ‘what’, and things are finally making sense to me, just in time to discuss them with others at a conference. Full of relief and grateful joy, I can’t help but sing this adaptation […]

When We Cannot Pray

There are times in our lives when we cannot pray.  Of course, there are the times of rebellion when we won’t, and our busyness or sins can also keep us from prayer, but that is not what I’m talking about here.  What I’m saying is that there are other times when we simply cannot pray.  […]

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