Sunday evening the favoured football team (my favourite!) lost. This was the last game of the season, the finals! To get this far was exemplary. To lose was disappointing. But as this province is fond of saying – “there’s always next year.” Monday and Tuesday I have been watching books. In an attempt to get […]
Since March I have been on assignment. Tim Crump, a friend of mine, asked me to prepare his books and help to sell them. This was not a selfish request. This was a request given on his death bed. Before his passing he added a codicil to his will, requesting that I complete this task […]
I suppose every day has 24 hours. And every week 7 days. And every year 365 days (other than leap years!). So why is it that we say – that was a long day? I suppose there is a toll that stretches the minutes internally within ourselves. A heavy hearted day means that the minutes […]
So, I’m sitting in a network meeting and the facilitator says, “Do you think conferences are on the way out?” Good question! The idea was that we are overloaded with information and we no longer want just another binder to take home. Personally, I’ve lost my desire to attend conferences for information sake. I don’t […]
Our Family Bible School class touched on an interesting topic. The origin of evil. Usually these discussions arise out of a passage of Scripture. In this case we were in James, chapter one. The passage focuses more on God not tempting anyone. This is not a statement on the origin of evil. But people’s thoughts […]
This has been one of those years where fall seemed to stay around. For a while. For the longest time. Until today. Snow appeared on the sidewalks, the windshields and under my shoes. The funny thing is that I really wasn’t expecting snow. I guess I had convinced myself that we would skip winter and […]
My mother-in-law just sent a birthday card to her great grandson – our grandson. He gladly received the card which had been sent by snail mail. The fun is in the trip to the post office, the realization that there is something for you (at five years old), and then $10.00 included. Great Grandmother felt […]
From Joni Eareckson Tada interview in Christianity Today, October 2010, p. 33: Every time we go to sleep, it’s a rehearsal of the day when our eyes will ultimately close and we wake up on the side of eternity.
Or, at least that’s where Lafleche, Saskatchewan is in comparison to where we live in West Central Saskatchewan. For the last few days I visited my mother, two sisters, a whole bunch of seniors out for a potluck, a coffee row gang at the local “Merchandise on Main” and gas station attendants on the way […]
A quick quote from Leonard Sweet in his book, “Out of the question, into the mystery”, p. 167: The one thing I am sure of when I get to heaven is that I will have to edit my theology.