It’s exhilarating when we divert from old sinful paths and head toward the route God now sets before us. We grow sick and tired of looking at the same old scenery on the same old roads. After all, we are well-acquainted with every pothole the road brought us. We’ve wandered around the same mountain countless […]
Is It Time to Clean Your Soul’s Eyeglasses?
I felt the Lord say, “Clean your soul’s eyeglasses!” I have at least five pairs of reader eyeglasses hanging around my apartment. Most days, the majority of these eyeglasses could do with a good cleaning. Most days, they will be haphazardly cleaned by a rub against my shirt. I do realize that this stop-gap measure […]
My Number One Character Building Tip
Good character – it’s not a phrase that is used often these days, but we would all rather be around people who have developed a strong sense of integrity, responsibility and self-sacrifice. It takes discipline and courage to develop a good character, and the lessons learned are usually small and seemingly insignificant. Be of good […]
Successfully Dealing With Failure
When I was a kid, just about every school in Canada set aside a day in June for a Field Sports Day. Many schools still do. Every student participates, from grade one to grade nine. My school was no exception. Back then, there were clear winners in each event. First, second, and third. That meant […]
Heart Transplant Recipient After-Care
Psalms 51:10 – “Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me.” Several years ago, a friend received the gift of a new heart after decades of failing health. Every year she celebrates her new life and all of those who love her celebrate along with her. We are […]
But Wait… There’s More!
It is practically mandatory that any self-respecting Calgarian attend the Calgary Stampede, a cross between a rodeo, midway, and an exhibition that takes place in early July. Calgary is a huge metropolitan city. Most Calgarians have never seen a horse or a cow up close and personal. And yet, for ten days out of every year, […]