Posts by WordsToInspire

Teach us how to memorize

Three young women walked up to me after Bible study one Thursday morning and asked, “Would you teach us how to memorize scripture?” It seemed an unusual request and I doubted my ability to instruct anyone in this ancient spiritual discipline. I love to teach God’s Word, however, and because there were six weeks left…

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A Staff or a Needle

When it was time for me to leave home to attend Toronto Teachers College, I wanted new clothes. After all, I was on my way to the big city! I presented my request to my mother and she told me to go to the closet and bring back the green garbage bag. The ‘bag’ meant…

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Words To Inspire in Nepal

November 2017   A dramatic country with some of the most beautiful mountaintops in the world, Nepal boasts Mt. Everest in the eastern part of the Himalayas. Early in 2017, under the direction of WomenTogether’s International Outreach Coordinator, Pat Klein, Ellen Krahn, Shusma Adhikari, our Nepalese translator and me, prepared and planned an event  to…

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Pink Sink and Worn Brass

  “Next week, we’ll go shopping for a white sink and new taps.” Those words my husband, Bob, spoke were music to my ears and I anxiously waited for next week to arrive. Although the main bathroom in our new-to-us but-forty year-old home was not slated for major renovations, Bob and I had decided a…

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Why Don’t I Ask?

  The sparkle was gone. No more rays of light bouncing off the points, no more dancing diamonds on the wall. I remember clearly the night Bob asked me to be his wife and then slipped a beautiful solitaire on my finger. I couldn’t take my eyes off the twinkle when the light caught the…

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Do You See What I See?

Do You See What I See? I crouched down to get a closer look and knots formed in the pit of my stomach. Weeks of mounting anticipation, and now this – bitter disappointment. Moments earlier, I had been singing as I walked into the new kitchen addition. The shiny linoleum reflected the rays of the…

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