Houston, We Have a Problem

“Houston, we have a problem!” April 13th, 1970, and the Odyssey’s Commander Jim Lovell uttered words that would go down in History. That wasn’t how Lovell thought he’d be remembered, he thought that he would go down in history as the fifth man to walk on the moon, but a faulty oxygen tank would destroy…

Pro-Life

I’m tired of being vilified.  You see, I’m pro-life, and it’s not because I’m a misogynistic old white man who wants to take away women’s control over their own bodies. It’s because I believe that pre-born children are human beings who deserve protection.  And I know that there are hard cases. When the mother’s life…

A Way That Leads to Death

Do you remember some of the decisions you made as a teenager? Perhaps decisions you regret making now because of their long-term consequences. I read an article the other day concerning a special committee of MPs and Senators considering whether youth under 18 should have access to euthanasia and assisted suicide.Some of the experts called…

I Quit

I think I’m ready to quit. There’s more that I can do, but I think I’ve done all that I want to do.  Of course, I’m talking about my book, A Fisherman’s Tale. What did you think I was talking about? Every time I read through the manuscript, I find something to change.  Sometimes it’s…

Response to Suffering

A couple of weeks ago, I heard a preacher say that we read the bible with the end in mind. What he meant was that because we are so familiar with the various stories of the bible, our minds automatically skip to the ending, and we miss the story in the middle. The scripture that…

Who you going to call?

I read an article the other day that asked the question; Can you trust social media for health advice? The answer the article gave, of course, was “that depends.”  If the advice you get from your social media enquiry is to see your health professional, you might be all right. On the other hand, who…

Being a Part of the Family

He knocked on the door, wondering how he’d be received when the door was opened.   His name was Onesimus, and he was a slave who had run away and was now returning. Returning to what he wasn’t sure.  We don’t know a whole lot about what happened between the time Onesimus had escaped from slavery…

Just an Idea

Angela and I were out shopping the other day and noticed how many stores were advertising for staff or had reduced their hours because of staffing issues.  It was then that Angela came up with a bizarre idea.  She suggested that one solution to the problem might be if all the stores agreed to close…

Shaking the Family Tree

Wow, I disappeared down the genealogy rabbit hole the other day. It happens every once in a while, usually without warning. I was never really interested in the distant past until a few years ago when I discovered my family tree was rife with hermits, rogues, convicted traitors and convicted witches. And before you get…