Chapter 26

The days had flown since we returned from Nazareth, some days I fished and other days I spent with Jesus and the rest of the group.   Our days with Jesus soon fell into a comfortable routine.   He’d come by the house and we’d chat for a while and then we would wander through the village…

Never Surrender

It’s almost a dirty word.  One that nobody wants to use, and certainly not a word that anybody wants to be identified with.  In today’s culture of shame, you can probably think of any number of words that fall in that category, and that society has taken to referring to by their first letter, as…

Just read the instructions

I’ve spent the past few weeks IKEAing.  Seriously, it’s a verb.  It’s defined as, IKEAing: the act of assembling multiple pieces of IKEA furniture.  I just made that up, but it should be a verb.  Since we’ve moved, I have assembled a bathroom cabinet, a filing cabinet, a six door storage unit, three dressers and…

Where Communion Leads Us

 It is probably one of the most memorable scenes from the New Testament.  For three years they had travelled the width and breadth of Palestine, listening to him teach, watching him heal, marvelling at the miracles that he performed.  Sometimes they found what they were looking for and sometimes it came together in a beautiful…

It’s in You to Give

I received a notification the other day from Canadian Blood Services reminding me of my upcoming appointment to donate.  And it showed that I have made fifty-six donations and that made me feel a little bad.  I’ve been donating blood since high school but I’ve only made fifty-six donations?  It probably should be a hundred…

The Gift of Wisdom

Imagine having in your grasp the one thing that your heart desired more than anything.  Of being assured that whatever that one thing was it was yours.  What would you wish for?     Understand it’s not the genie thing, no three wishes but one.  What would your wish be?  And remember this is it, no…

Lessons to be learned

I wonder how many nights he laid awake wondering when the pictures would show up? Unless you were in a cave in Tibet, you probably saw multiple versions of our Prime Minister in black face this past week. I have long maintained that dredging up the sins of yesterday very seldom benefits anyone and Mr.…

Care for Each Other

Seventy-nine minutes into the game, the score was 12-10 for them. One minute left to play, Meninga got the ball and handed it off to Langer who in turn passed to Walters, to Carne and Renouf, Hancock, Smith, Langer, Meninga and finally Mark Coyne who had come on from the reserve bench slammed the ball…

Again with Thinkism

It happens to all of us; we read something online that we really enjoy. A post, a news story or just a picture that brightens our day.  And then we read the comments that people post.  What is it with people?  I understand that not everyone will agree with everything.  But do folks really need…

Chapter 25

“Seriously?  What were you thinking?” After leaving the synagogue we made our way back to Mary’s house, a table had been set up outside to accommodate everyone and lunch was about to begin when Jesus’ brothers and sister arrived.  And they didn’t seem happy. “You just show up and had to stir the pot, didn’t…