A Normal Worth Longing For

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A man is sitting on a stool in front of a blue door playing a trumpet.

One of the questions that is at the front of everyone’s mind these days is, “When will things go back to normal?” We are experiencing a second wave of COVID-19 and many parts of Canada are returning to restrictions previously lifted. The longer the pandemic persists the more COVID cracks … Read More

A Shout-Out to Jesus

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A close up photo of a porcelain nativity scene where Mary and baby Jesus are in focus.

In the beginning stages of our house renovations, our neighbours were very curious about who we are and what our plans are for this home. A young man, a few doors down, took a significant interest in us and our renovation project. On one occasion he and his friend shared … Read More

Heart Renovation

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A room that is falling apart with old white décor.

“I hate this house!” It slipped out with a velocity and intensity that caught me offguard. I had just shifted the broken soffit so I could repair it and next thing I knew I was wearing an entire bird’s nest as feathers, dirt, and dried grass fell into my hair, … Read More

God is Singing Over You

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A field of sunflowers with the sun setting behind it.

Over the summer, Agnes and I began watching The Chosen, a television series on the life of Jesus. The reactions and expressions depicted by the actor playing Jesus are so raw and vulnerable that I found myself feeling a little uncomfortable. This is one of the most vivid portrayals of … Read More

Downsizing

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It was a big decision. Agnes and I had been praying about moving for several months. God had made it clear that, with our girls all having moved out, it is time for us to sell our four-bedroom home and downsize to a compact home more sensible for just the … Read More

The God Who Sees Me

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The news report was matter of fact. BC’s Provincial Health Officer, Dr. Bonnie Henry, stated there were two more deaths over the May long weekend. Information like this had become part of the daily routine of reporting deaths caused by COVID-19. What made this report different was that one of … Read More

Joy Awaits Behind Bars

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A silhoutte of leaves and a fence.

It felt incredibly strange. I was visiting my mom at the seniors’ home where she lives, but I was not allowed to touch her or even get within 2 metres of her. The kind worker brought her into an open courtyard surrounded by a tall fence made of iron bars. … Read More

Self-Quarantine or Quarantine Self?

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Rolls of toilet paper.

I was recently on a massive conference call with over 2000 Christian leaders across Canada. People shared words of wisdom and revelation providing great inspiration and hope. During this time, one Christian leader stated, “I believe God is calling His church to not just self-quarantine but to quarantine self in … Read More

Final Frontiers

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A Frontier.

This year I turned sixty-one years old. I am very different than I was in my twenties and thirties. I have matured; I am a little more self-aware and I hope a little more kind and gracious. However, I recognize that God is still chipping away at some areas of … Read More

Fast Food Spirituality

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Hot dogs, french fries, and soda.

This past summer I spent a few days with our District Superintendents (DSs) in Quebec. During this time, one of the things I quickly became aware of was the way meals are presented and enjoyed. Food in Quebec is an experience. It is viewed as an opportunity to linger long … Read More