The Day Everything Changed: For Moses

And just like that everything changed. One day, he had everything, and the next day he didn’t.  One day he was the grandson of the Pharaoh, the next day he was a fugitive on the run.  The day everything changed. For the past several weeks we’ve been focusing on the topic, The Day Everything Changed. …

An Honest Mistake

A couple of weeks ago, Patrick Brown, the mayor of Brampton Ontario, tweeted this message, “Umm . . . something I thought I would never have to say, #Brampton please keep your eyes peeled for an alligator.” Later, Peel Regional Police posted that they were investigating reports of a 5-6 foot alligator in a storm…

Chapter 39

Hey Peter,” Jesus’ voice broke through my fog, we’d been walking for what seemed like forever, but was probably just a couple of hours and I had gone to my nothing place. “Peter, do you remember the day that we almost sunk the two boats with all the fish?”  It was amazing how he did…

The Day Everything Changed, For Hannah

And Just like that, everything changed. She was heartbroken, all she had ever wanted was to be a mother, and it seemed as if that was the one thing she’d never be.  She lived in a society where children were considered to be a blessing from God and the greatest honour that could be bestowed…

All in a Name

Supply teachers weren’t my favourite teacher in elementary school.  It wasn’t their teaching methods that bothered me or even their personalities. Actually, I didn’t have anything against substitute teachers personally; it was the process.  They always began the day the same way.  With attendance, just like our regular teachers.  The difference was they would always…

Pick an Expert

Two things I’ve learned during the COVID-19 crisis. First, everyone is an expert and second, none of the experts agree. Should we stay in longer? Should we get out sooner? You don’t have to look very far to discover that everyone is an expert. My strategy with the weather through the years has been to keep checking…

Chapter 38

Not everybody got it.  The next morning, the rest of the group gathered together at Lazarus’ before heading out.  Martha outdid herself again with breakfast, and when we were done we tried to help, but Martha wouldn’t let us.  She said that it would take a week to figure out where we put everything when…

The Day Everything Changed, For Mary

And Just like that, everything changed. We don’t know a lot about her, and most of what we think we know is wrong. But we do know that she had a day when everything changed. In the scripture that Amanda read for us was a description of those who were following Jesus on one particular…

Chapter 37

It wasn’t long after that that Jesus introduced us to his friend Lazarus and his sisters, Mary and Martha. We were on our way to Jerusalem and stopped in Bethany; the group scattered to find rooms where they could but Jesus invited Andrew and me to spend the night with him and his friends.  Lazarus…