A matter of the heart

In at least one article that I read he was described as a man of peace.  And if that was an accurate description of George Floyd, then I’m not sure that the chaos raging across the United States right now is a legacy that he would have wanted. What happened to George Floyd on May 25th was…

Post Pandemic

Restaurants are closed, stores are shuttered, small businesses are wondering whether they will survive and churches around the country are prohibited from worshipping together. A new and deadly virus has changed the face of society and some are wondering how it will end, if indeed it will end. No, that isn’t from today’s news. It…

An Honest Mistake

A couple of weeks ago, Patrick Brown, the mayor of Brampton Ontario, tweeted this message, “Umm . . . something I thought I would never have to say, #Brampton please keep your eyes peeled for an alligator.” Later, Peel Regional Police posted that they were investigating reports of a 5-6 foot alligator in a storm…

All in a Name

Supply teachers weren’t my favourite teacher in elementary school.  It wasn’t their teaching methods that bothered me or even their personalities. Actually, I didn’t have anything against substitute teachers personally; it was the process.  They always began the day the same way.  With attendance, just like our regular teachers.  The difference was they would always…

Pick an Expert

Two things I’ve learned during the COVID-19 crisis. First, everyone is an expert and second, none of the experts agree. Should we stay in longer? Should we get out sooner? You don’t have to look very far to discover that everyone is an expert. My strategy with the weather through the years has been to keep checking…

Justice Delayed is . . .

Well, that’ll learn him. Last week the disciplinary committee of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario revoked the licence of Mohammed Shamji. You would think they would need a pretty good reason to take such a drastic step. The reason given for revoking his licence was professional misconduct. You might wonder what that…

A Matter of Evil

And just like that, everything changed. Things will never be the same in Nova Scotia again, and all because of an evil that will not be named. When ********** went on his murderous spree last Sunday he was not just a murderer, he was a thief. He stole the lives of some people and he…

. . . until Christ is all you have

We recently bought a new Corolla and as a part of the Toyota Safety Sense, it’s got a neat feature called a Pre-Collision System. The official explanation is that it is: “a safety system designed to reduce the possibility or severity of frontal collisions by warning drivers of impending crashes with vehicles ahead.” So in…

When I’m afraid . . .

It seems like a lifetime ago, but it been less than a month since that I read an article about travellers cancelling their trips and vacation plans because of fear over COVID-19. The gist of the article was that travellers were discovering the limitations of their travel insurance.  In most cases, the discovery wasn’t a…

Looking to the Future

Twenty-Five years ago this week I was stressing about our first worship service as a church.  Would there be someone there to unlock the LeBrun Centre? Would anyone show up for the service?  Would I remember my message?  Seems like minor worries today. The day we launched, phrases like social distancing and self-isolation were unheard…