The image below, known as an Amsler grid, is a test for macular degeneration. Look at the dot in the centre of the grid with one eye and then the other. The lines should all be straight. If they are not, you should make an appointment with your eye doctor as soon as possible. For … Continue reading God has been good to me
Clouds – the welcome and the not so welcome.
And now men see not the bright light which is in the clouds: but the wind passeth, and cleanseth them. Job 37:21 Our land is dry and thirsty; clouds in the sky lift our hopes. We are sad when they only dampen the ground as they pass over. Others not far away have been blessed … Continue reading Clouds – the welcome and the not so welcome.
Why am I still here?
It amazed us when Aggie greeted us by name. This was only the second time we had visited her and at our first meeting she had already passed her 100th birthday. Aggie was an amazing lady all round. She did not need hearing aids; she had glasses, but still read a regular print Bible. She walked with a … Continue reading Why am I still here?
Don’t take your vision for granted
I wasn't seeing quite as clearly as I thought I should, but it was difficult to discern just what the problem was. My glasses, perhaps? At the end of last week, when part of a line of text would drop down on the line below, I knew what was happening. Macular degeneration had come again … Continue reading Don’t take your vision for granted
Okay, God has a plan for me. Now what?
For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end. (Jeremiah 29:11) This verse comes in the middle of the words that God gave Jeremiah for the Jews who had been captured and led away to Babylon. He told … Continue reading Okay, God has a plan for me. Now what?
Back to work
Early in the fall of 2007, I became aware of distorted vision in my right eye. I went for an eye exam and was referred to Doctor Kevin Colleaux, a specialist in Saskatoon. Within a few days I received the first injection in that eye. Over the next three and one half years I had … Continue reading Back to work
Why some fats are healthier than others
Years ago nutritional experts told us that cholesterol was the main culprit in heart disease and that we should try to eliminate it from our diet. The food industry happily jumped on the bandwagon, rejigging the formulation of their products and telling us how heart healthy their new products were. Then the nutritionists said, no, … Continue reading Why some fats are healthier than others
Hitherto hath the LORD helped us
“And Jesus said unto him, No man, having put his hand to the plough, and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God” (Luke 9:62). I have had some experience in tilling the soil and have learned the danger of looking back to admire the straight furrow I have made. When I stopped looking … Continue reading Hitherto hath the LORD helped us
Ye shall not need to fight in this battle: set yourselves, stand ye still, and see the salvation of the LORD with you (2 Chronicles 20:17). In returning and rest shall ye be saved; in quietness and in confidence shall be your strength (Isaiah 30:15). Five and a half years ago I became aware of … Continue reading Hold Still
B.O.O.K. meets eBook
For Father’s Day last year, our children gave me a Kobo Touch eReader, a marvellous little device about the size of a very thin paperback, with enough memory to hold thousands of books. Considering that we have been buying another bookcase every four or five years, this should be a big money and space saver. … Continue reading B.O.O.K. meets eBook