As Dependable as the Weather

Penn of DennAwesome weather last week.  On Wednesday we were digging out from 35 cms of snow and on Saturday I was in the city doing hospital calls and I had the roof down on my car.  Gotta love Nova Scotia weather.  If nothing else, it certainly gives us something to talk about.  In one…

Discover Anger

Not what we would expect at all.  We are closing in on the final act of the gospels and Jesus has come to Jerusalem to celebrate the Passover, the greatest of all the Jewish feasts.  On Sunday he arrived in Bethany and from there he rode a donkey into Jerusalem fulfilling the prophecy of Zechariah. …

Yesterday ended last night at midnight

I am reading a novel about a man’s attempt to change the past. In this case he is trying to prevent the assassination of JFK.  I know that time travel isn’t possible but it is just a novel.  Although sometimes I wonder if we are on the bank, while the river of time flows by…

Discover the Name

Do you like your name?  And if you do now did you always like your name?   As a teenager how did you feel about it?   I heard two Jr. High girls talking in a mall once and one asked “Do you like your name?”  To which the other replied, “No I hate my name” and…

Discover your Place

It was a party, everyone was there, it was a celebration, the video clip you just watched was from Jesus Christ Super Star 2001 and I love the Palm Sunday scene, it captures the excitement and joy of that day.  From the excitement of the crowd to the animosity of the religious leaders and the…

Poor Me

What a bummer of a day it was.  First, when I was at Tim Hortons to finish things up for my Sunday message, I discovered I had lost my USB key that my nearly completed message was stored on.  Then, as I made my way in the torrential rain, I pushed the wrong button on…

Discover the Name

Do you like your name?  And if you do now did you always like your name?   As a teenager how did you feel about it?   I heard two Jr. High girls talking in a mall once and one asked “Do you like your name?”  To which the other replied, “No I hate my name” and…

2012 is almost here!

I got my first look at a 2012 calendar the other day and, to my surprise, it went right up to December 31st!  I checked every day in December and nowhere did I see a notation that indicated the “End of the World”.  Then I realized that I was looking at “my” calendar and not…

Discover Purity

Things were beginning to escalate.  Up to this point Jesus had been criticized locally for some of his teaching but now they were bringing out the big guns.  The news of Jesus and his preaching was spreading throughout Palestine; remember last week I mentioned that the news had reached Herod in his palace and Herod…

That’s a Bad Idea

That’s one of the dumbest ideas I’ve heard.  In response to a number of deaths in the Valley, related to people mixing alcohol while abusing prescription drugs, the provincial government has responded with . . . an ad campaign.  The province wide campaign will include print and television spots warning people about mixing alcohol with…