A matter of the heart

In at least one article that I read he was described as a man of peace.  And if that was an accurate description of George Floyd, then I’m not sure that the chaos raging across the United States right now is a legacy that he would have wanted. What happened to George Floyd on May 25th was…

The Day Everything Changed, for the Church

And just like that, everything changed. I wonder what they were thinking about on that day?  Had they gathered together to celebrate the holidays or were they making plans for the future?  We don’t know where they were, why they were there or even who all was there.  But we do know that what happened…

Post Pandemic

Restaurants are closed, stores are shuttered, small businesses are wondering whether they will survive and churches around the country are prohibited from worshipping together. A new and deadly virus has changed the face of society and some are wondering how it will end, if indeed it will end. No, that isn’t from today’s news. It…

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…