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Touched By Stories

This week I finally took N. D. Wilsons advice and sought to capture the words and expressions of the stories that made me what I am. My grandpa opened his eyes one day in his early twenties to face a roaring wall of flames. As he lay on the on the gasoline soaked...

Smarter Today

How much smarter are we than people in past centuries? It's a challenging question. On the one hand we do possess a much more thorough and realistic understanding of the physical world and how it works. The trouble with this is that we often get into the bandwagon of...

Don’t Let The Storm Seep In

Don't let the storm seep in Let it swirl around you let it blow in your faceAnd know You are of a greater substance Our eternal source ever lives within us An immortal anchor that leads us through And gives us eyes to see The glory in the greatest wind and waves....

Jesus’ New Family

We have a very interesting relationship with the word “family” today in Western culture. It invokes within us a mix of impressions, thoughts and emotions. On the one hand we may recoil, calling to mind all the abuses and destruction that has taken place within the...

Saving the Youth

One of the great issues that troubles christians today is the loss of youth interest in the faith. As many young people are growing up and going off to college and university, their faith in the biblical stories in which they were raised seems to shrivel up and die....

The Right Kind of Doubt

One of the great virtues of our post-modern era is the growth and cultivation of doubt. We are a generation that cannot stomach the notion that we are to merely accept, without questions, that which we are taught by those who come before us. Things must be questioned....

Living in Time

As I look back on this year, I am starting to feel it. My feet tingle as the angry rumble of the mighty engine begins to rise. Up until now it was just getting started. Now it roars once in a while, threatening to set me into the speed of higher gears. I sense the...

Celebrating in the Dark

"The world is indeed full of peril, and in it there are many dark places; but still there is much that is fair, and though in all lands love is now mingled with grief, it grows perhaps the greater.” (Haldir of Lothlórien)¹Today we come to an occasion of remembrance...