Ringing the Bells of Peace

Over the past 150 years here in Canada the penetrating, vibrant ringing of church bells have sounded in large cities right down to small villages. And for centuries in Europe, church bells have played a prominent role in the history of countries, communities, and places of worship. Church bells are the biggest and loudest musical…

It’s Fathers Day

The words “It’s Father’s Day” can conjure a lot of mental images, depending on that person’s perception of fathers. I have always struggled sharing a message on Father’s Day. It is partly because I really miss my dad who died when I was 15, so fathers day is a difficult day for me. It is…

God’s Snapshot of Us

Last weekend I had the privilege of travelling down to Rochester, New York for a little holiday and to run a trail marathon. I found Rochester to be absolutely beautiful. Everything was so well kept up, and I loved seeing the old buildings.  The World Headquarters of Kodak Eastman is in Rochester. The Kodak office…

Prayers for Humboldt

I originally saw the tragic news in a brief tweet on my Twitter feed. A bus carrying a Junior A hockey team from Saskatchewan, Canada had crashed into a tractor trailer. Fifteen players and team staff from the Humboldt Broncos Junior A hockey team lost their lives.  As I tried to find more details on…

Isabel Kelly: Loved By So Many

Preface It was briefly mentioned to me the day before that there was going to be some representation from the Royal Canadian Air Force Association for the funeral I was about to conduct. I made a mental note of this as I made my way up to the podium to speak. As I stood at…

The Value of a Promise

LeBron James is a basketball superstar who had very humble beginnings. Born on December 30, 1084, Lebron was abandoned before he was born by his father. His mother Gloria was only 16 at the time, and having to work several jobs, she raised him from birth to the best of her ability. When Lebron was…