A Special Holiday

I heard a comment on the radio that intrigued me. The DJ was talking about the long weekend that was coming up and how it wasn’t just another long weekend. This was a very special long weekend because of what it represented. This is getting interesting, I thought.Then he added, “This holiday weekend is all…

The Buts of Easter

Choices were made. That is the reality of life; choices are made. Good choices, bad choices and indifferent choices, but life is determined by the choices we make. And often, we don’t understand the consequences that might come as a result of the choices we make. We are simply living in the moment without concern…

The Buts of Good Friday

Choices were made. That is the reality of life; choices are made. Good choices, bad choices and indifferent choices, but life is determined by the choices we make. And often, we don’t understand the consequences that might come as a result of the choices we make. We are simply living in the moment without concern…

Horrible Coffee

Earlier this week, I had a cup of coffee from a coffee shop I had never tried before.  When someone asked me how it was, I replied, “Horrible.” I was going to say wretched, but that seemed a little harsh. And I wondered, how could a coffee shop survive, serving such horrible coffee?  And then…

A Palm or a Cloak

Electricity filled the air as the people of Jerusalem pushed against one another to see the man that everyone was talking about. Some said he was a god, and others said he was a demon. Some claimed he performed miracles, while others proclaimed him a fraud, a charlatan, or worse. For better or for worse,…

It’s Just a Picture

It was the picture that rocked the world. Some are calling it KateGate, and others Katespiracy. It started innocently enough with a simple Mother’s Day greeting and photo of Kate Middleton, the Princess of Wales, and her children. Then it was noticed that the image had been edited, nothing major, but edited, nevertheless. It seemed…

Giving to Jesus

We’ve all heard the phrase, and perhaps you even used it and that is: "Put your money where your mouth is.”  According to the Cambridge Idiom Dictionary, this means, “To show by  your actions and not just your words that you support or believe in something.” Jesus said something similar but radically different in the Gospel of Matthew.  We read Jesus’ words in…

Say What?

I was reading the news the other day, and a headline caught my eye.  It read, and I quote, “Jagmeet Singh’s NDP has sold its soul and didn’t even get 30 pieces of silver.”  Now, the story was concerning the present coalition between the federal Liberal Party and NDPs and one of the deals that…

Time Flies. . .

I came across some old pictures the other day and saw one of my mother and me. It wasn’t the first time I’d seen that picture, but this time, I realized a few things.  John F. Kennedy was still alive when that picture was taken, as were Martin Luther King Jr. and Bobby Kennedy. WW2…

CFA!

I was talking to a gentleman a while back who had moved to Halifax from British Columbia. He told me that he was really enjoying living in the Maritimes but wondered how long it would be until he was no longer considered a “CFA.” I must have looked confused because he explained that people would…