The Presence of the Holy Spirit

As a child, I lived before the Marvel Universe. As a matter of fact, I lived before Superhero movies and after superhero TV shows. My childhood was a childhood of superhero comics. And for the most part, I wasn’t a Marvel fan, I was a DC fan. I grew up with Superman and Batman. With…

Nature of Contentment

It’s a favourite verse for many people. It’s a verse that gets claimed when we are in difficult situations. When we are trying new things. A verse for those times when we are attempting the difficult, the improbable, and the impossible. But for too many people, it is more a motivational statement or a mantra…

The Magi Didn’t see that Coming

The camels cast eerie shadows as they made their way across the desert sands. The full moon lit the desert floor like a giant spotlight and the caravan wove unerringly through the trackless night. Their mission complete, they now returned to their distant home, as mysterious in their departure as they had been in their…

An Unexpected Trip

We all know the Story; we’ve heard it over and over again. If you close your eyes, you can almost picture them, Joseph and Mary, Great with Child, on a donkey. Wow, while that may be an accurate description, I’m not sure that any woman ever would appreciate being described that way. Ranks right up…

Resetting the Silence

Have you ever felt like you were stuck in a never-ending loop?  That every day is the same and things never change. In 1993 Bill Murray starred in the Comedy, Ground Hog Day, and it tells the story of a weatherman reporting on Groundhog Day, only to get up the next morning to discover that…

Resetting our Serving

Time travel has been a part of science fiction for years. From H. G. Wells’, the Time Machine, published in 1895 right up to this year’s Loki from the Marvel Universe, we seem to be fascinated with the concept of being able to travel through time. I didn’t read Well’s novel, but I remember reading…

Resetting the Vision

The year was 2011 and Jake Epping, a high school teacher from Lisbon Falls, Maine, discovered a time travel portal in the back room of Al’s diner. Stepping into the portal would take you back to September 9, 1958, at 11:58 a.m., and regardless of how long you stayed, minutes, hours, days, or years, when you…

Time Disrupted

If I could save time in a bottle The first thing that I'd like to do Is to save every day 'Til eternity passes away Just to spend them with you. That is the opening verse of “Time in a bottle”, which is the title of one of my favourite songs. If you are old,…

The Denials of Peter

Most of us can identify with Peter. He was like quicksilver, impossible to pin down. Hot one minute cold the next, ready to defend Jesus to the death and then denying that he even knew him. He as Jesus’ fiercest defender, and his most adamant denier. It was Peter who was the first to acknowledge…

The Prayer of Jabez

Favourite It was just a Jesus fad. Like fish symbols on your car, bumper stickers that said, “Honk if you love Jesus” and “WWJD” or “What Would Jesus do?” bracelets. And while it may have started as simply a fad, it swept across the North American Church, and made the author a small fortune. This…