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…

The Least of These. . .

In 1923, Frederick Banting, Charles Best and James Collip sold the patent for their newly discovered miracle drug, insulin, to the University of Toronto for 1.00. Dr. Best summed up their motives when he said, “Insulin belongs to the world, not to me.” I’m not sure how he’d feel about the price of insulin now.…

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…

One Life to Live

135 years, wow! And now she has passed, but she certainly had a good run of it.  135 years, 5 months and 21 days after she was born in Xinjiang in Western China, Almihan Seyiti died. She was believed to be the oldest woman in the world. We all have something in common with this…

The Magi Didn’t see that Coming

The camels cast eerie shadows as they made their way across the desert sands. The full moon lit the desert floor like a giant spotlight and the caravan wove unerringly through the trackless night. Their mission complete, they now returned to their distant home, as mysterious in their departure as they had been in their…

So this is Christmas

So this is Christmas? Here we are celebrating yet another COVID Christmas. A year ago most of us were confident that this year would be different. The politicians and the scientists promised that if we all did our part, and if we all allowed ourselves to be vaccinated, that COVID would be a distant memory.…

An Unexpected Trip

We all know the Story; we’ve heard it over and over again. If you close your eyes, you can almost picture them, Joseph and Mary, Great with Child, on a donkey. Wow, while that may be an accurate description, I’m not sure that any woman ever would appreciate being described that way. Ranks right up…

Worth the Trip

Well, I’m home! After ten very long days in Egypt, a sixty-hour return trip, 3 COVID tests and the required isolation, I’m home. I’m sure some might wonder if it was worth it. We saw some incredible things; we met some fantastic people and helped the Wesleyan Standard Church of Egypt celebrate 100 years of…

It’s Next Year Already

It’s not that far away. As a matter of fact, it could almost be described as being just around the corner. You know what I’m talking about, even though you are trying to deny it. That’s right, “Christmas.” It’s only 13 days away, and if that’s not bad enough, there are only 12 shopping days…

A Time of Celebration

By the time you read this, I will either be on my way to Egypt or already there. And people have questioned why, amid a global pandemic, I would choose to travel halfway around the world.   The answer is that I am representing the Atlantic District as the Wesleyan Church in Egypt celebrates their 100thanniversary.…