Joy to the World

Have you noticed that they’re not wishing you a “Merry Christmas” in the stores as much these days?  Oh, you might get a “Season’s Greetings” or a “Happy Holiday,” but woe be upon the poor sales associate who should insensitively bestow upon you a salutation which includes the word “Christmas.”  The rationale is that they…

Population Panic

The headline read: We’ve already hit peak child.  And I was intrigued.  Who was this peak child they were speaking of? Who hit them and why?  Alas, the story was not about an assault or a spanking, but instead, it was about the earth’s population. According to the news story, there will never be more…

A Twist in Time

This morning I had a thought.  And you’re probably thinking that it was just beginners’ luck.  I realized that no matter how bad that past has been or how vile our ancestors may have acted, we are the result.  It’s not just society that is a result of history, but each of us personally. If…

I Like Being Early, But . . .

It started just like every other Tuesday morning.  I woke up shortly before five a.m. in order to be at the church to unlock and put the coffee on before the guys arrived for the men’s study at six.It was only while I was in the shower getting ready to shave that it suddenly dawned…

Spiritual Disciplines: Scripture Study

Start by reading three random passages from A Fisherman’s Tale. You may have recognized those passages as random paragraphs from my new book, “A Fisherman’s Tale.” And from those three passages, you probably figured out that the book is about Jesus. It is a retelling of the Gospel from Simon Peter’s perspective. But they were…

The River of Time

I read a novel a while ago about a man’s attempt to change the past. In this case, he is trying to prevent the assassination of JFK.I know time travel isn’t possible, but it is just a novel.  Although sometimes wonder if we are on the bank while the river of time flows by or…

Not enough. . .

People were outraged, but then again, society seems to live in a constant state of outrage these days. If you missed the news, the outrage was over the fact that Colin Thatcher had been invited to the most recent opening session of the Saskatchewan legislature by his long-time friend, MLA Lyle Stewart. The outrage, of…

Three Score and Ten

I read a headline the other day that stated, “The debate over whether aging is a disease rages on.”The story’s premise was that the World Health Organization, WHO, was debating whether or not to classify old age as a disease.The advocates say that by defining it as a disease, more resources would be put into…