There are teachers who are not good pastors and there are pastors who are not good teachers. I am sure that there are some who have both qualities but I haven’t found one yet. I have also heard time and again that people want to just love but there is no scripture behind it. There seems to be an idea that love alone will do just fine. Love is great, it’s true. Love already won the war but there are still battles to be fought.
That might have given you the impression that this is going to be another discussion about the armor of God and while those verses speak their own truths, I want to share something else.
Easter is hard for me. So much commercialism, and so little Jesus in comparison. The churches get filled because the sinners feel guilty but they count the minutes until it is over. 2,000 years is a long time. It’s even longer when, on the day it happened, people didn’t even believe what they saw. When religion tried to squash the truth that stood right before their eyes. Jesus.
I get it. I’ve done it too. I have tried to intertwine the egg hunt with the celebration. But no matter how I do it, I come back to the fact that it’s not truth. It isn’t about the bunny. The bunny had no part. The bunny was a piece of creation that the creator died to save. It holds no value in this day. The chocolate, the games, the silly harmless story…. it takes away. Continue reading
“Be kind to another, tender hearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven us. (Ephesians 4:32)
Earlier this week, I was woke up by a phone call from a new mom in tears. She had reached the end of her rope and didn’t know what to do. So, she called me. We had only spoken a handful of times through social media in the past few years, having met through work before she took a position in another province. Recently, I had congratulated her on her new baby and we exchanged a few messages. I gave her my number in case she ever needed to chat.
Indeed, it was only a moment into the conversation that I realized that my friend’s frantic call was going to require more than I could provide from several provinces away. I placed a call to my mom to briefly explain that I had a friend who needed help and in minutes she was out the door to make the two-hour trek into the city. Continue reading
I know that every generation has it’s flaws. I know that there will always be sin in this world because it is a fallen world. I also know that until Jesus returns there will be plenty of knees that do not bow to His awesome wonder. But just because I know this doesn’t make it any easier.
In today’s world we have more access to information than we have ever had before. Where there was once encyclopedias that lined the shelves, now we have Google. Where there used to be libraries, now we have Kobo’s to hold all of our reading material. Where there used to be truth… now we have bold faced lies. Continue reading
Faith. Wherever one goes, the word faith is recognizable. Indeed, faith (as a term) is thrown around in so many ways. For example, “Have faith … it’ll work out.” Or, “stay faithful to your spouse.” “Keep the faith.” and “Faith in God.” In the dictionary, faith is defined as having complete trust or confidence in someone or something. In the Bible, faith is described as one who holds a ‘strong belief in God or the doctrines of a religion — based on spiritual apprehension rather then proof. At least, this is how faith is defined according to google 😉
‘Twas the night before Christmas and all through the house not a creature was stirring not even a mouse — except in my house. Cause in my house the mice were stirring, and eating, and working overtime to destroy my pantry. You see, I have an extra pantry. This is the place where I keep my extra lunch treats and backup food supplies, and yes, I’m in this pantry daily. At least that was the situation up until just before Christmas break. I had gone looking for brownie mix in this pantry, hoping to finish my Christmas baking .