Monthly Archive: December 2014

What do Vaccines, Prayer Requests, Abortion, Still-birth, Introversion and Depression All Have in Common?

What do Vaccines, Prayer Requests, Abortion, Still-birth, Introversion and Depression All Have in Common?

As I reflect on the year gone by, I realize that in spite of the darkness I am experiencing, I have been blessed beyond measure. 2014 has been a good year for the Smith...

I Shouldn’t Have Written This Post…

I Shouldn’t Have Written This Post…

“I have a newborn son, our financial situation is improved, I am a child of God and (other good things in my life)…I shouldn’t feel this way.”  That was basically my response when my pastor recently asked...

Warning Flattery Ahead: Canadian Reformed Bloggers

Warning Flattery Ahead: Canadian Reformed Bloggers

The Bible is very clear about flattery.  Don’t do it.  Flattery is different than a compliment.  A compliment is a passing and polite expression of praise or admiration.  Flattery on the other hand is excessive...

Please Pray for the Lodder Family

Please Pray for the Lodder Family

Please pray for Marina Lodder as she goes for surgery this morning (in about 40 minutes from writing.)  Two days ago doctors said it is likely that she has cancer. Pray that surgeon’s hands would...

Family Worship: Advent 4th Sunday: Peace

Family Worship: Advent 4th Sunday: Peace

Scripture Reading:   1 John 1:1-7; John 12:46; 2 Peter 1:19 Devotional: If you are using an advent wreath light the first candle:  This light represents the light of the hope that was promised to God’s...

Churchy Cold Shoulders.

Churchy Cold Shoulders.

God’s people are so precious. Even the ones you don’t like very much. Even the ones who have harmed you.  Even the ones who you believe deserve nothing from you but a cold shoulder...

Family Worship: Advent 3rd Sunday: Joy

Family Worship: Advent 3rd Sunday: Joy

Advent: 3rd Sunday Scripture Reading:   Luke 2:8-15 Devotional: If you are using an advent wreath light the first candle:  This light represents the light of the hope that was promised to God’s people.  The hope of...

As My Dark Night Waxes

As My Dark Night Waxes

I know people who are struggling far worse than I am right now. But I am dealing with depression in some form.  Teresa says it is not as bad as it was a number...

Sorry to Dissappoint You…but I Am Real

Sorry to Dissappoint You…but I Am Real

I have saved the world in the movies, So naturally there’s folks who think I must know what to do But just because you’ve seen me on your TV Doesn’t mean I’m any more...

Advent: 2nd Sunday

Advent: 2nd Sunday

Advent: 2nd Sunday Scripture Reading:   Luke 2:1-7 Devotional: If you are using an advent wreath, light the first candle:  This light represents the light of the hope that was promised to God’s people.  The...