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…

Oops. I Forgot

Sometimes, time gets away from us and we forget things.  Have you ever forgotten to renew your licence or cancel a subscription?  We don’t even want to bring up the forgotten MVI on Angela’s car in 2005.  Seriously, I was a little busy building a church. Recently a man in Louisiana was pulled over for…

And Just Like That. . .

And just like that, everything changed.  We are living in a very different world then we were a month ago.  Over the weekend we noticed how quiet the streets were, and only a third of our usual church family were out on Sunday. On Monday, as is my habit, I worked at A & W…

Time

Recently someone asked me why I wear a watch when I could find the time on my phone. The fact that I like the look of watches seemed a little shallow, so I replied: it not only tells me the time, it saves me time. They looked at me quizzically, so I elaborated.  When I…

Look, a ship

I could hardly believe my eyes.  We had just arrived in the port of Aruba and as was my custom I was up early with a cup of coffee doing some writing.  And as we came alongside the pier, there it was:  The Ryan Leet. Now that might not mean anything to you, and I’m…

Weather we like it or not

Have you picked up on the fact that winter isn’t my favourite season?  As a matter of fact winter doesn’t even rank in the list of my top favourite seasons. (which just happen to be summer, summer, summer and autumn)  But it’s not just the weather, it’s having to listen to everyone gripe about the…

Giving it up for Lent

So, what are you giving up for Lent?  I was thinking of giving up brussels sprouts, Oprah and Barry Manilow music.  In some churches that are more traditional than we are, Lent is the 40 days (less Sundays) before Easter and has been seen as a time to fast or give something up for God. …

We Never Learn

I remember when gas first got to the dollar mark. There speculation about how high the price could and would go, the experts spoke about the impact rising fuel prices would have on the economy and anti-poverty groups warned of the consequences the increased heating oil costs would have on the poor. There was a…

Terrorists? Not!

You know I have never met a terrorist. Never.  And you would think I would have, considering how many Muslims there are in our community.  Unless not all Muslims are terrorists.  As a matter of fact, all of the Muslims I've met are pretty decent folks who love Canada and they seem genuinely friendly. Not…

Who’s Your Daddy?

What happens when you discover you’re not who you always thought you were?  That is becoming more and more a reality for people around the world as consumer DNA kits become much more affordable. Since having my DNA done two years ago, I’ve discovered connections and I never knew I had, and cousins I never…