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…

How Much Should I Give?

It’s almost over, can you feel it in the air? There is almost an electricity in the air as people wait expectantly for March to be over. They don’t care what Denn will be preaching next week or the week after that, they just know it won’t be about money. Our theme this month has…

What Next?

What happens when you’ve finished? You know? When there was something that you set out to do, you dreamed a dream; you set a goal; you did the work, and then, just like that, you were done. What next? Three years ago, I started working on a book entitled: A Fisherman’s Tale. It was a…

How Much is Enough?

Do you like buffets? Me, not so much now but when I was younger, I loved buffets. They were almost a challenge. My philosophy was, the first plate the restaurant wins, the second plate is a draw and anything after plate three meant you were the winner. How much is enough? Ferdinand Marcos was the…

The Proof of the Spirit

Has anyone here ever grown fruit trees? Maybe an apple tree or a cherry tree. I am not a farmer or a gardener, but in 1990 we moved into a rented house we were told had five different fruit trees in the backyard.  When I heard that I thought, “wow that’ll be cool.” The day…

The Power of the Holy Spirit

Power of the Holy Spirit A few years ago, we had just arrived back in Port Canaveral from our February cruise and had taken the shuttle to the Alamo car rental lot. We did all the things we needed to rent our car. We showed them our licenses and declined seven upgrades, three insurance offers…

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…