Looking Good

Last week we put new shingles on the roof of our shed. And when I say we, I mean Bruce put new shingles on the roof of our shed while I cut shingles, and carried shingles and passed shingles. Things I could do with my feet planted firmly on the ground. And when we were…

So, You Don’t Like the Ending?

Let me start by stating that I have never watched Games of Throne, but apparently there have been more than a few people who have followed the show over its eight-year history. A history that ended with the series finale last month. I didn’t watch that episode either, but again apparently there were a few…

Oops

Tuesday was garbage day, and I knew it was organics so I dragged my green bin out to the side of the road along with my recyclables As I drove to the church, I began to notice how many of my neighbours had it wrong. They didn’t have their green bins out, they had their…

I’m sure they’re green

It seemed like a no brainer, something everyone should be able to agree on.  But then again, not necessarily so when you are dealing with people. The question is simple: Is a tennis ball green, yellow or some other colour?  Simple, right?  Everybody knows the answer is green.  Or maybe not. In one survey, when…

Everywhere to Everywhere

Last week I went to the uttermost parts of the world, or maybe I just met them halfway. I was a representative from the Atlantic district and a guest at the International Conference of the Wesleyan Church, held in Bridgetown Barbados. During that time, I dined with pastors from Myanmar, Poland, Bangladesh, Mongolia, Cambodia and…

Citizen who?

Last week I reached out to a distant relative in Estonia.  I had never met Mihkel before, but apparently we share DNA.  Thankfully, he is fluent in English because my Estonian is a little rusty.  By rusty, I mean non-existent.  I have been looking for information on my Great Grandfather who left Estonia in 1917…

Really?

I was thinking about an article I read a while back about a man in Kansas City, Kansas by the name of Wesley Fitzpatrick. It seemed that Fitzpatrick applied for a temporary restraining order against a female whom he said was stalking him.  Fitzpatrick claimed that she was making him “scared and depressed and in…

The Power of the Spoken Word

Earlier this month I ate at the Cunard Restaurant in Miramichi, and it was great. I was on a district trip with two other pastors and one of them mentioned the Cunard.  He had never been there, but as a teenager he had watched Hockey Night in Canada and the Cunard Restaurant was a sponsor. …

Holy Day or Holiday?

I was kind of curious about where he was going.  I heard a DJ on the radio talking about the long weekend that was coming up and how it wasn't just another long weekend. This was a very special long weekend because of what it represented.  This is getting interesting, I thought. Then he added…

Act Your Age

Emile Ratelband doesn’t feel that who he is lines up with what his birth certificate says about him.  And so last year he set out to have his birth certificate changed to reflect his reality of who he actually was.  And the courts denied his request. Ratelband didn’t want his birth certificate changed to reflect his preferred gender,…