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…

We Remember: International Holocaust Remembrance Day

Bronislaw Czech was a Polish national ski hero. He was Polish champion 24 times over the years and represented Poland in three consecutive winter Olympics, including the 1936 Olympics held in Bavaria, Germany. After the Olympics he headed up one of Poland’s top ski schools. Unfortunately for him, he was also Jewish and at age…

God’s Calendar Is Perfect

One of the neat things about the new year is putting up the new calendar on the wall. Just think….a blank sheet, 12 months, 365 days, 525,600 minutes or 31,535,000 seconds that lay before us. For centuries mankind has tried to use methods of keeping track of days that goes back to early Biblical times…

Are You Ready For Christmas?

It is a question I will first hear near around the beginning of December, but as the 25th of the month approaches, the question comes my way more and more frequently. Are you ready for Christmas?  For my family, Christmas is pretty low key. My wife’s side of the family is either on the other…