Posts from the ‘Short Thoughts’ Category


Praise adds nothing to your holiness, nor does blame take anything from it. You are what you are, and you cannot be said to be better than you are in God’s sight. If you consider well what you are within, you will not care what people say about you. They look to appearances but God looks to the heart. They consider the deed but God weighs the motive.

(Thomas a Kempis, Imitation of Christ, Book 2, Chapter 6)

The Spot That Spoils

As I drove to work on Saturday I noticed a spot on the windshield.. From that point on my eyes kept focussing on that mark. Read more…

Merry Christmas to You

I want to bless you with a photo of the best nativity scene I have seen this year, seein’ as it is life-size!



Have you ever complained about troubles you face? Have you asked God why a calamity struck you? Read more…

Your Heart Is in Your Hands

A joyful heart makes a cheerful face,
    but with a heartache comes depression.
The mind of a person who has understanding searches for knowledge,
    but the mouths of fools feed on stupidity.
proverbs-smiling-faces_0Every day is a terrible day for a miserable person,
    but a cheerful heart has a continual feast.
Better to have a little with the fear of the Lord
    than great treasure and turmoil.
Better to have a dish of vegetables where there is love
    than juicy steaks where there is hate.
A hothead stirs up a fight,
    but one who holds his temper calms disputes. Read more…

Thanksgiving Day 2015

This is Thanksgiving Day (in Canada). We came upon this in our devotional for October 7: Read more…

Rejoice With Me

There has been so much very bad stuff happening recently, which includes a personal issue. But… Read more…

Enough to Work

God gives each of us all we need to do our spiritual work. Why is enough not enough? Read more…

Die To Live

I’m alive so I get to die one more day. Read more…

A Bunyan Moment

“Everyone whom the Father gives me will come to me. I will never turn away anyone who comes to me” (John 6:37 God’s Word). “Now I began to consider with myself, that God had a bigger mouth to speak with than I had heart to conceive with.” John Bunyan, Grace Abounding to the Chief of Sinners, (1666), paragraph 249.