There was something heady about roaming rows of tomes full of ancient legislature--red-bound books that boasted debates from the House of Commons and forest green, gilt-bound ones that contained government discussions of Canada, even before it was a nation. The shelves held, too, pamphlets of official reports to this or that Member of Parliament standing … Continue reading On Knowing: Part One
Because science hasn't eliminated God.
Desiring to walk into the day with cheerful acceptance of all the hard moments, Investing energy and prayers and all the will-power one can muster and Still saying things, doing things that prove how broken the insides are. Crying uncontrollable tears that stream salt water across burning cheeks Of shame at being found out, that … Continue reading Discouragement
May I liken God to water? Growing up in a solid Christian home, I was born with my toes dipping into the water, and in childhood, I innocently splashed in the shallows of a great lake. As I got older, I waded in a little deeper, learning more about Him. Then, somehow, sometime, some way … Continue reading Living Water
I am so thankful for the God I serve. A God that is so big that He can, as one first grader said, “hold the world and all the stars and even all the universe and all the other stars in His hand—on one finger even.” Or as another first grader added, “He’s so big … Continue reading Thank You
He's finished supper. He's poured the wine, broken the bread, and left a message. To live right, we must remember Him. He's washed feet, even the feet of those who will betray, deny, forsake Him, and left the second message. To live right, we must serve everyone. Everyone. He's sung a hymn, and left another … Continue reading Thy Kingdom Come
Entitlement. The disease is crippling North American youth, even--or should I say especially--Mennonite youth. This disease is genetic (yes, some of our parents and other ancestors have or had it), and anyone who is spiritually out-of-shape is susceptible to it in any season of life. As a new generation, we have incredible potential to be … Continue reading The Entitlement Epidemic