It ain’t over. . .

I’m not a big baseball fan. Actually, I’m not a baseball fan at all. I’ve only watched two professional baseball games in my entire life. And they were both in Brisbane, and the tickets were free. But the story from last week was all over the news, and if you are a Blue Jays fan,…

The Real Thing

Sneakers are a big business, and counterfeit sneakers are an even bigger business. It is estimated that the global market for brand-name sneakers is $72 billion global market.  A market where collectors own hundreds of pairs of new, limited-edition sneakers, many of them never worn. Who knew? On the other hand, the counterfeit market was estimated…

Welcome Home

It was a cushy job. And he knew it. It was probably the best job in the kingdom, and he was well aware of how lucky he was to have it. Work wasn’t always easy to find especially when you were a foreigner. Many of his friends worked as labourers, and in unskilled positions. Even…

When the Storm Passes Over

Well, it’s been a few days since Fiona paid us a visit. And the clean-up is well underway. Depending on where you live, Fiona was either a massive hurricane or just a big storm, and the amount of damage corresponded to our location as well. In Hammonds Plains and Beaver Bank, our church buildings just…

Finding Your Purpose

Have you found your purpose in life?  Seventy years ago, Elizabeth Windsor discovered her purpose when she became queen. Seven months ago, former actor and comedian turned politician Volodymyr Zelenskyy found his purpose when Russia invaded his country. The Ukrainian president has courageously led his country against overwhelming odds and has done what nobody thought he’d be…

My Queen, My Sister

I am not a royalist by any stretch of the imagination, but through the years, I’ve had a lot of respect for Queen Elizabeth.  She assumed the throne when she was only 26 years old and committed the next seventy years seeking to fulfil her responsibilities and to serve her people the best she could.…

Even Though. . .

Have you ever argued with God?  Or complained to God?  Maybe you wanted to know why He did what He did do, and why He didn’t do what He Didn’t do? Perhaps you were simply offering him advice on how to run the world.  Not necessarily the entire universe, but the world, or at least…

What’s Its legacy?

On the last full day of our trip, we visited Highclere Castle.  Which is a beautiful estate encompassing 5,000 acres.  Its history goes back to 749, and as we toured the estate, I discovered some remarkable things from its past. At Highclere, the Fourth Earl of Carnarvon helped draft the BNA act with Sir John…