• Bible,  Biblical History,  Christianity,  History,  Remembrance Day,  Uncategorized,  unequally yoked marriage

    Remembrance Day, Poppies, Eagles and Dad

    Hanging in my foyer is R.S. Parker’s 1991 painting “Through the Firs Eagle” (pictured here.) It’s probably the first thing you”ll notice when you walk into my house.   Throughout my house eagle sculptures and pictures decorate almost every room. Above my office desk is Don Li-leger’s painting “High and Mighty.” An eagle perches on a branch, eyes piercing the canopy below, wings poised for flight. (not shown.) Why do I collect eagles?      Part of my collection Although the eagle is a national American symbol, that isn’t why I collect eagles. I’m not American. I’m a Canadian. And we don’t have a national affinity for the American Eagle.…

  • Bible,  Biblical History,  Christianity,  History,  Uncategorized,  unequally yoked marriage

    ASKING GOD FIRST

    The Bible is an incredible book full of mysteries and wisdom. Passages that might seem mundane at first reading can often provide hidden clues to problem-solving our everyday life. Often as I'm reading, certain passages seem to jump out at me. I believe the Lord highlights scriptures for us right when we need them. As we meditate on those illuminated scriptures, we discover those important hidden messages.

  • Christianity,  History,  Uncategorized

    The Sword on a Donkey

    The crowds that went ahead of him and those that followed shouted, “Hosanna to the Son of David!” “Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!” “Hosanna in the highest heaven!” When Jesus entered Jerusalem, the whole city was stirred and asked, “Who is this?” The crowds answered, “This is Jesus, the prophet from Nazareth in Galilee.” Matthew 21:9-11 NIV Jerusalem today is a bustling commercial city. The old and the new merge together in a chaotic symphony of sights, smells and sounds. The streets are crowded, filled with vendors hawking their wares, tourists searching for the perfect souvenirs and local residents purchasing their daily bread. The…

  • Christianity,  History

    HAPPY ST. PATRICK’S DAY

    HAPPY ST. PATRICK’S DAY   Who was St. Patrick? I didn’t know the origin of this legend until I traveled to beautiful, evergreen, Ireland in 2014. I traveled with a group of people—mostly women—under the leadership of an evangelist from Colorado by the name of Marilyn Hickey. This trip was a very pleasant introduction to tourist evangelism. Yes, we did several crusade nights and some street evangelism—I have lots of stories from those events—but our travel time was spent following the trail of St. Patrick. This story as told to us by our travel guide was surprising and inspiring. According to Irish legend and church history, St. Patrick was a…

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