FOCUS FOR SUCCESS

By, Linda DeSilva When you are young, it can be very easy to let life drift by – especially today when there are so many distractions. So, it is great when a young person has succeeded in some field of endeavour, having had ambitions since childhood to become a nurse, doctor, lawyer, teacher, artist, plumber,Continue reading “FOCUS FOR SUCCESS”

LIVING ON CREDIT

I recall my initial reaction!  We would be gradually living a minimum of thirty days, or thereabouts, for the remainder of our lives owing someone.  Gradual recognition, or at least acceptance, that it was owed to a business called a Bank who was the caretaker of other people’s money.  The thought of owing an individual,Continue reading “LIVING ON CREDIT”

MAINTENANCE PREVENTS PROBLEMS

By, Linda DeSilva Monday’s headline article in the Royal Gazette highlighted the need for review, repair and/or replacement of equipment and services at a residential care home. As every home-owner knows, appliances, as well as infrastructure, need to be inspected and repaired or replaced on a regular basis. The sooner problems are discovered, the quickerContinue reading “MAINTENANCE PREVENTS PROBLEMS”

PARTICULAR “TIME” & “TIMES”

I also find myself focusing on the context in which it appears because it solidifies the entire idea to which I need to focus at that moment.  Allow me to illustrate this in John chapter 7. First of all, it takes place when Jesus was in His early thirties.  We read that His “brothers” seekContinue reading “PARTICULAR “TIME” & “TIMES””

IS FAITH “NEW”?

One of the most interesting experiences in my, almost eighty eight years, was when I comprehended the message from the Scriptures that God only accepts a person into “sonship” when that individual steps into a personal belief that must be established through faith.  The Apostle Paul, in writing to the Church in Galatia, brings theContinue reading “IS FAITH “NEW”?”

FOCUS FOR SUCCESS

By, Linda DeSilva When you are young, it can be very easy to let life drift by – especially today when there are so many distractions. So, it is great when a young person has succeeded in some field of endeavour, having had ambitions since childhood to become a nurse, doctor, lawyer, teacher, artist, plumber,Continue reading “FOCUS FOR SUCCESS”

MY DRIVER’S LICENSE

No accidents, no tickets and I was still certain that they would make me take a driving test because of my age.  However, that was not to be the case, and I walked out, good for another five years.  What was most interesting was when the attendant looked up and said: “Your hair color?” Naturally,Continue reading “MY DRIVER’S LICENSE”

A POET’S CONCLUSION

I take the liberty of calling your attention to the New American Standard Version of the Word of God.  In the event you possess other versions, I suggest you read them also. “Bless the Lord, O my soul!  O Lord my God, You are very great; You are clothed with splendor and majesty, covering YourselfContinue reading “A POET’S CONCLUSION”

REDEMPTION AND REHABILITATION

By, Linda DeSilva The note above the head-line in Monday’s paper caught my attention: ‘Redemption Farm, billed as a place for troubled youth drops all references to agriculture.”  What seemed like a viable plan appears to have been abandoned … just at a time when gang and individual youth violence is increasing! The situation is,Continue reading “REDEMPTION AND REHABILITATION”