Ever With Thee

No more in darkness, trials, and temptations, No more a waif on trouble’s billowy sea, How sweet will be the day of my abiding Ever with Thee! Bright after darkness shines the summer morning, Bright is the sunrise when the tempests flee; But brighter far the home where dwell thy chosen Ever with Thee. Dear … Continue reading Ever With Thee

Darkness and light

And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters. And God said, Let there be light: and there was light. (Genesis 1:2-3) The Scriptures speak of two kinds of darkness: the one a natural darkness … Continue reading Darkness and light

Time shall be no more

Can you imagine an existence without time? I have tried, but I can't. Does it mean that everything happens all at once, a state of super excitation with no ability to separate one event from another? Or does it mean a state of suspended animation where nothing happens at all? Neither of those states sounds … Continue reading Time shall be no more

FAME, part 2

Oh think not genius, with its hallowed light, Can break the gloom of the eternal night; For splendid talents often lead astray The unguarded heart, and hide the narrow way, While the unlearned and those of low estate, With faith's clear eyes behold the living gate, Whose portals open on the shoreless sea Where time's … Continue reading FAME, part 2

FAME

[This is the first half of a poem written by Susanna Moodie] Oh ye! who all life's energies combine The fadeless laurel round your brows to twine, Pause but one moment in your brief career, Nor seek for glory in a mortal sphere. Can figures traced upon the shifting sand Washed by the mighty tide, … Continue reading FAME

Dying with dignity

The Supreme Court of Canada is currently considering the question of assisted suicide, or what some people call the right to die with dignity. This has brought back to my mind something that happened many years ago. This account would not have any significance to the legal minds who are arguing before the Supreme Court, … Continue reading Dying with dignity