Holding Hands

A Love Story

Let me tell you a story, a special story. It is my favourite story. An old story, it is still fresh and ever new. It is a love story. God made the world and everything in it, including you and…

Lent: Spiritual Boot Camp

This Wednesday we are going to being the holy season of Lent. I often equate Lent to spiritual boot camp. I love the Rocky movies. They have provided me with years of continual uplift and entertainment. These movies are almost…

Lessons from a Troubadour

John Michael Talbot’s Lessons from a Troubadour: A Lifetime of Parables, Prose, and Stories brings to mind the first time I heard his music in the early 1980s. He’s known internationally as a composer and musician, but I find him…

Let…Love Continue

Love is patient, love is kind. It bears all things, believes all things, endures all things. (1 Corinthians 13:7) We thank you Lord for this bountiful harvest and the opportunity to share it. May God Continue to bless all of…

Courage and Conviction

“I have loved justice and hated iniquity. Therefore, I die in exile.” These were some of the last recorded words of Pope St. Gregory VII. He was one of the great reformer popes you stood up to the corruption that…

Disbelief

Disbelief

Recently, a woman described on social media a conversation on an airplane with another woman sitting beside her, a stranger. She described how talk about ordinary things led to the woman beside her unexpectedly sharing how she deeply regretted doing…

Gracious Communication in the Internet Age

Loving Your Enemies in the Internet Age

“Love your enemies,” is one of the most shocking and important moral precepts that Christ gave us. It is the complete inversion of all of our fallen instincts of revenge and even our natural instincts of justice. But Jesus calls…

Be that voice of hope

People were coming and going in great numbers, and they had no opportunity even to eat. So they went off in the boat by themselves to a deserted place. People saw them leaving and many came to know about it….

What the Baptist Can Teach Us about Joy

It Really Is a Wonderful Life

Life is hard. I don’t think anyone who has had to face the trials and tragedies of adult life could argue with this point. And there are times when we feel so completely crushed by the world where every day…

Finding God’s Purpose

For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by Him and for Him. (Colossians 1:…