Your Safe House

Your Safe House

“The joy of the LORD is your strength” (Nehemiah 8:10).   A few years ago in southwestern Ontario we had one of the coldest winters recorded in fifty years. Preceding this deep and quick freeze was a spike in temperature that yielded such a deluge of rain and freezing rain that the ice it produced […]

The Power of the Word “Is”

The Power of the Word “Is”

“The joy of the LORD IS your strength” (Nehemiah 8:10).   My fifth grade English teacher had us write in our journals every day. In one entry I made a terrible attempt at writing a poem about cats in which every line ended with the word “is” or “are” or “were”. I can still see […]

Let Go and Hold Fast

Let Go and Hold Fast

  “For the love of Christ controls us.” (II Corinthians 5:14 NASB)   How do you catch a monkey? Put a treat in a hole in the ground just large enough for him to get his hand through. Because the monkey doesn’t want to let go of it he will be trapped. Then…you’ve got him! […]