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A better tomorrow

A better tomorrow

Ruth Davidson

On a return trip from visiting some of my children and grandchildren, I was waiting to board my plane at Gate 56. The silence was rudely broken by a voice emanating from... »

The way

The way

Li Lian

Luke, a young student living in an industrial metropolis on the coast of West Africa, stared despondently out his cracked window. It had been over two years since he had... »

Christmas on the road

Christmas on the road

Rosane Pereira

Some years back, my husband and I were serving as missionaries in northern Brazil when an opening came up for us to take part in a new venture helping young people in Bue... »

Last Christmas…

Last Christmas…

Christmas 2020 looked like it was shaping up into a bleak affair. The newspapers were swamped with letters from people mourning for past days when they were able to get t... »

The best part of Christmas

The best part of Christmas

Josie Clark

As I rushed around the streets of Morelia, Mexico, the stoplights were crowded with beggars. It was Christmas Eve, and I had gone out with my 10-year-old daughter Cathy f... »

Advent ideas

Advent ideas

Marie Alvero

I love the idea of Advent, though I admit that I’m not too great at observing it. It comes at the busiest time of the year when I’m rushing to meet year-end goals and dea... »

Joy in the moment

Joy in the moment

Joyce Suttin

I sat quietly, listening to the birds, drinking a cup of tea, feeling the rays of sunshine on my face and I felt perfect peace. I wasn’t letting my mind run over things t... »

Positively grateful

Positively grateful

Curtis Peter van Gorder

I recently stumbled upon a fascinating book in a used book store. The premise of The Secret Life of Water, by Masaru Emoto, is that water reflects the positive or negativ... »

Thanks for everything

Thanks for everything

Steve Hearts

Paul says in Romans 8:28, “We know that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose.” In Proverbs we read th... »

Moments

Moments

Jessie Richards

I’ve kept a journal of some kind since my preteen years. At the beginning of this year, I decided that I would not only record things of obvious significance when they oc... »

Be still

Be still

Virginia Brandt Berg

I needed to urgently get in touch with a woman whose address I didn’t have, and every part of my being seemed to throb with anxiety. I felt as though I would fly to piece... »