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. …

Going the Extra Mile

“Going the extra mile” is a term that is sometimes used in everyday use as well as in business for motivation or inspirational purposes.  But many people do not realize the words were first spoken by Jesus on the Sermon on the Mount. For athletes going the extra mile might mean giving that extra effort to win games…

“Living and Dying With the Choices I Made”

He is regarded as one of the greatest country music legends of all time.  George Jones was born on September 12, 1931 and passed away on April 26, 2013.  Though throughout his music career his songs were the stereotypical drinking and cheating that is often associated with this genre of music.  And it also was…