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…

Weather Predictors

Wiarton, Ontario is a sleepy little town on the Bruce Peninsula with a population of 2,300.  Particularly in the summer it becomes busier with cottagers stopping for supplies and tourists visiting the local attractions or to hike portions of the Bruce Trail. During winter things slow down considerably, except for one day.  That day is Feb.2, Groundhog Day. …

Taking An Oath of Office

The 2017 United States inauguration ceremony was attended by an estimated 900,000 people, the United States of America now officially has their 45th President. Each country in the democratic world pretty much has their own oath for elected leaders taking office.  In Canada our elected prime Ministers would say “I, (name) do solemnly and sincerely…