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…

Every Move You Make. . .

It was an interesting observation of human behaviour.  On Saturday, I was driving to a funeral in New Brunswick when it happened.  I was going the speed limit-ish, which seemed to annoy some of the drivers behind me because several cars pulled out to pass.  What was annoying to me was that as soon as…

Let it Go!

He was probably really cute! Recently a Massachusetts family discovered that the puppy they rescued on the side of the road was actually a baby coyote. The family said they found the pup wandering and distressed on the side of the road but soon realized that it wasn’t domesticated. The Cape Wildlife Centre confirmed that…

You can run. . .

The headline was intriguing, “Canadian astronauts no longer free to rob and kill with abandon in space or on the moon.” It has been reported that buried in the 2022 federal budget is legislation that would extend Canadian criminal jurisdiction to infinity and beyond. Presumably, within the present legal framework, Canadians in space can commit…

Believing the Best

What is your first reaction when you hear an accusation about someone? Especially if you hear the accusation in the media or on social media. Too often, we allow the media the privilege of deciding for us the guilt and innocence of those featured in their stories.   Charged does not mean guilty. And while the…

Pray much?

I read a while ago that 58% of sports fans pray that their team will win. I’m not sure what to make of that, other than wild speculation concerning the spiritual condition of us Habs fans this year. 58 %. So, how do you think God should respond to those prayers? Is the outcome of…

Swing of Emotions

Talk about a swing in emotions. I have been working on two separate messages this week, one for Good Friday and another one for Easter Sunday. One was a message of despair, and the other was a message of hope. One a message of defeat and the other a message of victory. One a message…

I Do Not Like them. . .

I feel like the guy in Green Eggs and Ham. Not Sam-I-Am, the other guy. For years I have told myself and others that I didn’t like Eggs Benedict because I didn’t like hollandaise sauce. Last month I tried some of Angela’s hollandaise sauce on the tip of my finger and discovered that I do…

In the Dark of the Night

Do you ever find yourself listening to voices at 3 o’clock in the morning? No, not your neighbours, or even others in your home. I’m talking about the voices inside your head. Before you call the men in the white jackets, bear with me. I am always amazed at what I learn at three o’clock…