Green Eggs and Ham

(Read from Green Eggs and Ham pages 1-16) Do you know the story? I bet you do. It's one of Dr. Seuss’ greatest works. “Green Eggs and Ham”. You know I hate that book. Didn't always hate it though, no sir when I was a kid I loved Green Eggs and Ham, and when our…

No, I Won’t!

He was half in the bag when it all began. His name was Xerxes, and he was the King of Persia. If we pull up a map here, we discover that Persia is located in this area making it modern day Iran. However, we are told that when this story happened Xerxes’ kingdom stretched from…

Lydias Journey

She was a successful businesswoman, actually she was a successful business owner, and that was virtually unheard of in the time and society she lived in. Remember this was 2000 years ago in a culture that was slightly male centred; actually, it was very male centred. Females weren’t exactly chattel, but they weren’t exactly equals…

Doing it Together

I never thought I would see the day in Canada that Christians would be unable to come together, in person, to worship. Then again, I never imagined a Global Pandemic either. The joke with pastors is that we all skipped the class on pastoring in a pandemic. I’ve been asked many times if what we…

Born Again. Now What?

Next week I will be celebrating a birthday. That is a day when I celebrate my birth. I will probably have a cake of some sort; I expect to have my cake and to eat it too. Various people in my life will give me cards and gifts as well as posting celebratory and some…

Dealing with Suicide

When I was a teenager one of my favourite television shows was MASH, and Angela and I have just started from the beginning and are watching it all over again. And if you are familiar with the TV show or the movie than you are familiar with the theme song, which is called Suicide is…

Dealing with OCD

In 1884 he moved to the United States with nothing but a letter of introduction to Thomas Edison. The letter was written by his former employer, Charles Batchelor, and it simply read, “I know two great men, one is you and the other is this young man.” Today, when we think of Tesla, we think…

Dealing with Worry

It is a great song. I remember when that song first came out we were living in Truro at the time. Now I have a confession to make I prefer two types of music, either country music or stuff from the seventies. “Don’t Worry Be Happy” doesn’t fit into either one of those categories. So,…

Dealing with Anxiety

Have you ever been afraid of tomatoes? I mean, other than after watching the movie “Attack of the Killer Tomatoes”? Today, you might not like tomatoes, but chances are you’re not afraid of them. But things were different in the 1700s. During that period in history, a large percentage of Europeans feared the lowly tomato.…

Dealing with Narcissim

In November 0f 1998, I began a sermon that had been percolating in my mind for a few days. It was going to be a message about Samson, the Judge from the Old Testament. If you’ve attended Sunday School or VBS, you know who I mean, the dude with the long hair who was betrayed…