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It was a cushy job. And he knew it. It was probably the best job in the kingdom, and he was well aware of how lucky he was to have it. Work wasn’t always easy to find especially when you were a foreigner. Many of his friends worked as labourers, and in unskilled positions. Even…

Even Though. . .

Have you ever argued with God?  Or complained to God?  Maybe you wanted to know why He did what He did do, and why He didn’t do what He Didn’t do? Perhaps you were simply offering him advice on how to run the world.  Not necessarily the entire universe, but the world, or at least…

Walking as Jesus Walked

How many people here walk?  We all walk, sometimes we walk short distances, sometimes we walk long distances but for the most part we all walk.  It really isn’t rocket surgery.  All you have to do is put one foot in front of the other.  And in case you have problems with that I googled…

Houston, We Have a Problem

“Houston, we have a problem!” April 13th, 1970, and the Odyssey’s Commander Jim Lovell uttered words that would go down in History. That wasn’t how Lovell thought he’d be remembered, he thought that he would go down in history as the fifth man to walk on the moon, but a faulty oxygen tank would destroy…

Response to Suffering

A couple of weeks ago, I heard a preacher say that we read the bible with the end in mind. What he meant was that because we are so familiar with the various stories of the bible, our minds automatically skip to the ending, and we miss the story in the middle. The scripture that…

Being a Part of the Family

He knocked on the door, wondering how he’d be received when the door was opened.   His name was Onesimus, and he was a slave who had run away and was now returning. Returning to what he wasn’t sure.  We don’t know a whole lot about what happened between the time Onesimus had escaped from slavery…

Created as Humans

If you were to visit the Smithsonian Institution in Washington D.C. you could visit an exhibit called The Hall of Human Origins, and you could spend the better part of a day visiting the various displays that make up the exhibit.   Now if DC isn’t on your vacation list for this year, you could…

Image of God

In the Beginning.  That’s where it all started and where God created all things.   Now, I have no interest in dating when that creation may or may not have happened.  Everybody has a theory. For me, it’s enough to believe that God created everything.  That this world as we know it was not an accident,…

Disappointments

Have you ever been disappointed? Really disappointed? Maybe you watched as your dreams crashed and burnt, or perhaps someone you loved and trusted let you down. These past two years have been twenty-four months of disappointments. Disappointments as birthday parties were cancelled, hockey tournaments were cancelled, weddings were cancelled, and funerals were cancelled. I am…