For those of us in Canada, today marks the 153rd year of Canada being a country. That’s right—it’s Canada Day, and I’m wearing the red and white to prove it. I love my country. While I’m very proud of my Canadian heritage and citizenship, I’m also aware that Canada does have things it needs to… Read More Canada Day: We’re Responsible To Each Other
This post is Part 2 to my last blog. I discussed the dangers of food poisoning within the church, which is what I called “doctrine poisoning”. No, I don’t mean that the kitchens are poisoned—I mean that sometimes Christians promote false doctrine. I don’t believe that most Christians promote false doctrine with ill intent, or… Read More Food Poisoning From Religion: False Doctrine (Part II)
If you’ve ever had food poisoning, it’s not a good time.… Read More Food Poisoning From Religion: Be Careful, Church (Part I)
I do a lot of scrolling through my feeds and through the news, and let me tell you, the diagnosis doesn’t look good. The world is in shambles. I think we can all say that we’re surrounded by suffering. Suffering because of disease, or suffering because of hatred. The air is thick with tension these… Read More Waiting On His Promise? Start Living His Character
I’m realizing this in my own life, as well as other people’s—we sometimes tend to use God as a car navigation system. In some ways, this makes sense. He’s supposed to be our guide. He’s supposed to show us the way. We’re supposed to listen to when He says “turn here” or “stop”. But the… Read More God Is Not A GPS; He’s The Car Driver
Are you sure you’re not a steamroller?… Read More You’re Not “Making Conversation”, You’re Running Conversation (Part 2)
Sometimes, as soft-hearted people, we’re caught up in conversations that we’re not really invested in. Usually, these are at some kind of function, where we’re meeting people for the first time, or catching up with extra-nosy acquaintances. Maybe you’re secretly glad to not have to socialize right now. Most people find conversation to be a… Read More You’re Not Being Nice, You’re Tolerating (Part 1)
We’ve all felt ignored. We’ve all bumped into an acquaintance we haven’t spoken to in a while, being asked, “How are you?”. And when you start to answer, you notice that they’re not really paying attention. Their eyes are on the coffee machine behind you, the printer, some other person, the traffic—whatever it is, it’s… Read More Christians: Do You Listen Or Give Lip Service?
As I’ve mentioned in some other posts, we’re in a pandemic right now. I’ve covered topics addressing where God is in this pandemic, reminding us where our joy should be, and being watchful for signs. The one thing these all hinge on is our listening to God. But really, how does one do that? Well,… Read More How To Start And Keep Up Daily Bible Reading
When we need direction, we pray to seek God’s counsel. But sometimes, following being unable to discern His voice, we ask for a physical sign to get our answer. We like firm direction. We like clear paths. We want to make sure we’re being propelled toward the right goal. And yet, I’ve noticed that sometimes… Read More When You Ask For A Sign, Are You Watching Or Sleeping?