Surrender Your Speech

Last week I told you about the best summer job I ever had, and it was working on a ocean going salvage tugboat that went to the North Pole in 1981. But I had my first summer job at sea when I was fifteen and for the first two summers of my high school years…

Shameful

Well, the election is over.  For some of you the results were cause for celebration, for other’s not so much. I always marvel at the number of people who choose to not cast a ballot.  And if you fall in that category it is shameful and inexcusable. People say, “But Denn you don’t understand, I…

Surrender Your Will

We are told to never surrender, to never give in and to never give up. Common wisdom is that surrendering is to give up and giving up, that’s just something we shouldn’t do. last week I read a portion of Churchill’s address to the British House of Commons where he told the nation that they…

Just Vote!

It has not been a pleasant campaign at all.  The gloves came off early, past indiscretions have been dug up and candidates have attacked the personal integrity of others. Because of past behaviour, the Prime Minister has been labelled a racist by some, although his recent behaviour would point in a very different direction.  The…

Chapter 26

The days had flown since we returned from Nazareth, some days I fished and other days I spent with Jesus and the rest of the group.   Our days with Jesus soon fell into a comfortable routine.   He’d come by the house and we’d chat for a while and then we would wander through the village…

Never Surrender

It’s almost a dirty word.  One that nobody wants to use, and certainly not a word that anybody wants to be identified with.  In today’s culture of shame, you can probably think of any number of words that fall in that category, and that society has taken to referring to by their first letter, as…

Just read the instructions

I’ve spent the past few weeks IKEAing.  Seriously, it’s a verb.  It’s defined as, IKEAing: the act of assembling multiple pieces of IKEA furniture.  I just made that up, but it should be a verb.  Since we’ve moved, I have assembled a bathroom cabinet, a filing cabinet, a six door storage unit, three dressers and…

Where Communion Leads Us

 It is probably one of the most memorable scenes from the New Testament.  For three years they had travelled the width and breadth of Palestine, listening to him teach, watching him heal, marvelling at the miracles that he performed.  Sometimes they found what they were looking for and sometimes it came together in a beautiful…

It’s in You to Give

I received a notification the other day from Canadian Blood Services reminding me of my upcoming appointment to donate.  And it showed that I have made fifty-six donations and that made me feel a little bad.  I’ve been donating blood since high school but I’ve only made fifty-six donations?  It probably should be a hundred…

The Gift of Wisdom

Imagine having in your grasp the one thing that your heart desired more than anything.  Of being assured that whatever that one thing was it was yours.  What would you wish for?     Understand it’s not the genie thing, no three wishes but one.  What would your wish be?  And remember this is it, no…