Unintended Consequences

I read an interesting article the other day entitled: Should We Stop Keeping Pets? The article revolved around a book by Dr. Jessica Pierce entitled: Run, Spot Run, which looks at the moral and ethical problems surrounding pet ownership. Pierce writes,  “When we see our cats gazing wistfully out the window, or watch a goldfish…

Fear Not, Just Believe

Fear and Christmas aren’t words that I would think go together.  Maybe Halloween and Fear, or birthdays and fear.  But Christmas and fear? I mean, really what is there to fear about Christmas? Well, according to those in the know there is plenty to fear about Christmas.  If you are selaphobic, it means you have…

It Takes a Thief

He has been touted as the Robin Hood of McNuggets and across the Internet people have lauded him as a hero of the people.  But the proper term for him is a thief. Recently, Cody Bondarchuk, of Edmonton tweeted, “I worked at McDonald’s for two-and-a-half years and I put 11 nuggets in almost every 10-piece…

Surrender Your Thoughts

Next week is December 1st, the first Sunday of Advent and that means that today is the last Sunday in our Surrender Series.   And over the past few weeks I’ve been mulling over where I would land for this last message. Since Thanksgiving we’ve looked at various areas of our lives that we need to…

Surrender Your Bitterness

She has met with leaders and celebrities around the world and whether or not you agree with her views you have to admit that Greta Thunberg is an angry young lady.  And when i hear her speak, I kind of suspect that she is not only angry but bitter as well. Her speeches are scattered…

Give Thanks

I trust that all of us will take time on Tuesday to stop and reflect on the blessings we have in our wonderful nation. Now before you start thinking I’m mixed up concerning dates, I know that Tuesday isn’t Thanksgiving, but you need to understand that Tuesday, November 19th is World Toilet Day. I can…

The Price of Love

The price some pay for love. Recently it was reported that McDonald’s corp had fired its Chief Executive Officer, Steve Easterbrook after it had been revealed he was involved in a consensual relationship with an employee.  There was no hint of harassment or anything untoward in the relationship. The board of directors simply determined that…

Surrender Your Anger

  If I asked you to think of an angry person, I would suspect it wouldn’t take very long for a particular person to come to mind.  Don’t look around. Maybe your boss, or a stranger that you’ve never met, but you’ve witnessed their anger, maybe it’s someone you are close to, perhaps a parent…

Autumn Colours

Angela and I were marvelling at the Autumn colours earlier this week as we were driving back from shopping. The trees were a kaleidoscope of colours, no two the same. It wasn’t hard to imagine Jack Frost painting each leaf individually. One of the many things we missed during our time in Australia were the…