Weighed Down

The year was 1898, and it was the wrestling match to settle the score of who was going to be the champion of the world.  In Europe, weighing in at 350 pounds was the formidable Youssuf “The Terrible Turk” Ishmaelo (who wrestled under the name Youuf Ismail “The Terrible Turk”).  In his four years in…

Love Your Neighbor As You Love Yourself

The passage is one of the most well known parables in the Bible, probably coming behind the parable of The Prodigal Son.  In trying to explain how we should treat our neighbours, Jesus told about a mugging.  A man was beaten, robbed and left for dead beside the road. (from Luke 10:25-37) Jesus talked about three…

O Canada–We Stand On Guard For Thee

The flag is unique in that it is the only one in the world that has a leaf on it.   With a land mass of 9.9 million square kilometres it is 2nd only to Russia.  Bordering on the Atlantic, Pacific and Artic Oceans, this country has 243,000 kilometers of shoreline.  If a person were to…