Be Content

Posted on 7th June 2020, by ATAV Team
Philippians 4:11-13 – Not that I speak from want, for I have learned to be content in whatever circumstances I am. I know how to get along with humble means, and I also know how to live in prosperity; in any and every circumstance I have learned the secret of being filled and going hungry,  […]

Four To One

Posted on 24th May 2020, by ATAV Team
Have you ever wondered why God created us with two ears and two eyes but only one mouth? Do you think it could be that we should spend four times as much listening and observing as talking? When I told a member of the nursing staff where I live that I was considering doing a  […]

Free Choice

Posted on 24th May 2020, by ATAV Team
Theologians have long debated how we humans can have true freedom of choice when our sovereign, omnipotent God is in control of everything and has the power to do anything. The principle is that God wants us to accept His unconditional love — the ultimate expression of which is the sacrifice of Jesus for our  […]

Little Miracles

Posted on 17th May 2020, by ATAV Team
Ephesians 3:20-21 – Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, to Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen. (NKJV) I believe in miracles. Much has been written about  […]

The Mask

Posted on 12th May 2020, by ATAV Team
Psalm 42:5 – Why are you downcast, O my soul? Why so disturbed within me? Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him, my Savior and my God. (NIV)   1 John 4:11-12 – Dear friends, if this is how God loved us, then we should love one another. No one has  […]


Posted on 5th May 2020, by ATAV Team
Have you ever had a situation where something you said was misunderstood? Most people communicate by the use of words. A newborn first communicates with facial expressions, crying, and other sounds, but soon utters words. Normally it is “mommy” or “dada” (although “no” is often spoken early on), but there are exceptions. One day, my  […]

Willing To Try?

Posted on 5th May 2020, by ATAV Team
God has chosen ordinary people — you and me — to help others. Occasionally, it is for something very significant, but usually, it is for something small. However, in every case, we have to be willing to try in order for God to use us. Where I now live, there is a self-serve breakfast buffet.  […]

A Crooked Branch

Posted on 27th April 2020, by ATAV Team
For two decades, my wife and I led the weekly Young Adult Class (14-19) at our church. The first weekend in February, we would have a retreat at an inviting resort. We always had a guest leader who would journey with us to enjoy a weekend full of activities — both physical and spiritual. On  […]

The Flower Thief

Posted on 27th April 2020, by ATAV Team
At the end of a Sunday evening dinner, some of us observed a resident taking the fresh flowers from several different tables. She assembled them into a small bouquet and left the dining room. Each Monday, fresh flowers are placed on our dining room tables, so we weren’t too upset. However, several of us labelled  […]

Ready And Willing?

Posted on 14th April 2020, by ATAV Team
I believe that God is continually eager to use us to help others if we are ready and willing. On June 29th (2018), in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, a blind gentleman stumbled and fell from the subway platform onto the tracks. A brave young man jumped onto the tracks and, with the help of others, was  […]