But. . . Greed

You ever feel like just when things are going well that the Government comes along and wants everything you have?  If it’s not property tax that the HRM wants, then it’s sales tax the province wants or income tax the federal government wants.  Which have you heard, the CRA has adopted a new logo?  It…

After the But. . . Obey

The biggest cop out with Christians for their spiritual failure and the most common excuse for deliberate sinfulness are these words "I'm not under the law but under grace!" and with those eight words we seek to absolve ourselves of any spiritual responsibility we might have for our behaviour.  And when we are confronted about…

After the But. . . Preach

Evangelism.  It is not just a good idea; it is a matter of survival.  Without evangelism, there would be no Christianity, because without evangelism there would be no Christians. If we read the various accounts of Jesus’ last words to the apostles, we discover that he left no doubt at all that Christianity was something…

But, . . . Build on the Rock

Two men, the number is both important and irrelevant.  It is important because there had to be two, one would not have been enough.  It’s irrelevant because those two men represent every human being who has ever lived.  Two men, the number is both important and irrelevant. The story is a familiar one to those…

Fear Not But. . .

What are you afraid of? What sends shivers down your spine or keeps you up at night? Marie Curie wrote, “Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less.” Perhaps if she had of feared radiation a little…

But, Fear Not

I don’t know if there is a worse taunt when you are a kid than being called a scaredy cat.  Having my friends think I was afraid to do something was a major embarrassment for me as a child and probably got me into more trouble and has caused me to shed more blood than…

But, you must Believe

With one word everything changes, I love you. . . but, I would. . . but, You’re healthy. . . but. It’s only a small word, it only has three letters however that one word is the hinge that swings a statement in another direction. For example,  Jeffrey Fry wrote “Integrity is not everything, but…

But, Easter

It started as a day marked with mourning, but today it is a day of celebration. It started as a day when the forces of Evil celebrated victory, but today it is a seen as the day when goodness and grace triumphed. It started as a day when people paused to remember what man did…

But, Good Friday

It was supposed to be a day marked with celebration, but it was a day defined by tragedy. It was supposed to be a day friends gathered together, but it was a day that friends scattered. It was supposed to be a day when people paused to remember what God had done for man, but…

After the But . . . Here, Near and Far

It’s a small word, only 3 letters, however when I looked up its definition in Collins English Dictionary, I found not one, but eight different ways the word could be used. It can be a conjunction, a preposition, an adverb, a pronoun and a noun. The word of course is “But” and if you have…