Do Not Mark The Date On Your Calendar

In the early 1800’s a farmer turned preacher by the name of William Miller somehow claimed to discover when Jesus would return to earth on a certain day in 1843 as stated in the Bible. People got so caught up in this prediction, they forsook former beliefs and adopted “Millerism”, hoping that Jesus Christ would find no…

The Man Who Cheated Death Twice

Tsutomu Yamaguchi’s claim to fame is quite unusual. He cheated death twice. On August 6, 1945 as a 29 year old engineer he was on a business trip for Mitsubishi Heavy Industries in Hiroshima Japan.  That day the United States dropped an atomic bomb on the city killing 80,000 people. With burns to the upper…

The Hope of Easter

Eric Barker was a British missionary who spent his lifetime in serving throughout the world.  During World War 2 he was serving in the country of Portugal.  Times were dark, and the situation became so critical it was advised he send his wife and eight children back to England for their safety. Although his family…

Dirt

Did you ever make mud pies as a kid?  No one instructed us or taught us, yet we instinctively followed our childhood imaginations and concocted those tremendous mud creations (usually when mom and dad were not paying attention). There is something so primal, animalistic and “down to earth” with mud.  It is sticky, gooey, sloppy, slimy,…

Life Giving Water

This coming Wednesday March 22nd is the United Nations World Water Day.  Every year it is about taking action to tackle the water crises that our world faces.  On the UN website it mentions today there are over 663 million people without a safe water supply close to home.  So many people spend countless hours…

Be Bold For Change

This past Wednesday March 8, 2017 was our annual International Women’s Day. It is a global day recognised by the United Nations that celebrates the cultural, economic, political and social achievements of women.  But the day is also very important to bring awareness that we still need to do better to bring about gender parity.…

Temptation

This Sunday marks the 1st Sunday of Lent, a time of personally preparing oneself during the 40 days that leads up to Easter.  We will be looking at the temptations that Jesus faced from the devil when he was alone in the wilderness based on Mathew 4:1-11. There are many verses on temptation in scripture. …