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IMG_3375.JPG November 27

God Hath Not Promised

Today’s hymn on the theme of God’s Providence is another amazing poem by Annie Johnson Flint. As noted in an earlier post, she also wrote, “He Giveth More Grace.” The story of Annie’s life portrays the remarkable grace of God despite incredible pain and suffering. If you want more of the ‘details of her life’ […]

IMG_3364.JPG November 23

The Perfect Gift

This year once again the retailers are trying their best to lure us into their stores. Flyers by the “stove load” (we have an airtight wood stove) have been filling our local newspaper. Then, there are the radio ads–the “high end” gifts that would be just “perfect” or the tv ads–with the pitch that your […]

William Cowper November 20

Depressed Hymnwriter

As noted in my other blog ( one of my favourite hymns was penned by William Cowper and illustrates God’s Providence in a poetic way. God moves in a mysterious way His wonders to perform; He plants His footsteps in the sea And rides upon the storm. Deep in unfathomable mines Of never failing skill […]

IMG_3335.JPG November 18

Whate’er My God Ordains Is Right

Here’s a hymn of confidence and trust in God’s providence, penned in the 17th century. O to be still before Him and “so to Him leave it all.” May the Spirit of God inspire such trust in our hearts this day! by Samuel Rodigast, 1649-1708 Whate’er my God ordains is right, Holy His will abideth; […]

IMG_3311.JPG November 13

Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow

The landing of a spacecraft on a comet millions of kilometres from earth is quite an accomplishment. Scientists are “crowing” once again about human accomplishment, about space exploration, about the work of men (and women). God has His own way of demonstrating His power. At best, people may “forecast” the weather, but many times even […]

IMG_3299.JPG November 11

Lest We Forget

Armistice Day was established as a legal holiday in 1921 to be observed at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month under the Armistice Day Act. In 1931 an amendment changed the name to Remembrance Day. The Flanders Poppy has been the traditional symbol of the day. It was actually during […]

IMG_3232.JPG November 04

“By Faith….”

“By faith….” introduces most paragraphs in Hebrews 11. This is the realm in which Christ-followers are called to live. “And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.” (Heb. 11:6) What will we accomplish for […]


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