World Food Day

Regarded as one of the four bare necessities of life, food, along with air, water and shelter are required by an individual to survive and sustain life.  A prolonged deficiency of one or more of these necessities can drastically affect life to the point where the body ceases to function properly and dies. Every October…

The Superstorms of Life

While this part of Canada is experiencing some absolutely beautiful sunny weather our news channels are feeding us images of areas of the Caribbean, Florida and a week ago in Texas that have been devastated by hurricanes. It would be so difficult to prepare for a storm of the magnitude of Hurricane Irma.  You know…

My Identity

With the world population now over 7.5 billion a person can sometimes feel pretty insignificant.  And chances are there are more than one person in the world that carries the same name as you and me. I did type in my name Carl Wright into Google and discovered there are 291 profiles of Carl Wright…

A Word Fitly Spoken

Today on August 19th is what is known as World Photo Day.  From the official website it is shared,  “No matter who you are, where you are or what equipment and skills you have, World Photo Day can help open your eyes to the possibilities of photography, and enable you to share the world as…

All For Our Health

These past few years people have been becoming more aware of what we eat and drink.  Through public criticism and advocacy the insecticide Dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane (or DDT) was banned in 1992 and through consumer concern, better and more detailed is found on our packaged foods.  As we become more and more aware, more changes will take place.…

In The Image Of God

It is usually once or twice a week I will stop at a grocery store to stock up on items we are low on.  Some of the items are for breakfast and lunch and others are ingredients for supper meals.  After a workout or a long run my “go to meal” is a smoothie.  Six…

Why Do You Care About Us Humans?

During the 1980’s when I was in my mid 20’s I had the privilege of travelling and adventuring in some absolutely breathtaking places on this blue green planet we call earth.  One such place was in the Canyonlands National Park where I bivouacked beside a rock formation called Druid Arch during a backpacking trip. With the desert air…

The Bible

When a person retires he or she might travel a bit more or take up a hobby. For Philmont, New York retiree Philip Paterson, he did something that has never been done before in modern times.  Working away up to 14 hours a day, he hand wrote the over 288,000 words of the Bible in it’s entirety…

Do Not Mark The Date On Your Calendar

In the early 1800’s a farmer turned preacher by the name of William Miller somehow claimed to discover when Jesus would return to earth on a certain day in 1843 as stated in the Bible. People got so caught up in this prediction, they forsook former beliefs and adopted “Millerism”, hoping that Jesus Christ would find no…

The Man Who Cheated Death Twice

Tsutomu Yamaguchi’s claim to fame is quite unusual. He cheated death twice. On August 6, 1945 as a 29 year old engineer he was on a business trip for Mitsubishi Heavy Industries in Hiroshima Japan.  That day the United States dropped an atomic bomb on the city killing 80,000 people. With burns to the upper…