A satirical musing from my journal of July 5, 2019… Often, when we see weather statement warnings we witness the subconscious promptings from the government to point us to them as saviour. Strike fear into the people and they will grovel at your feet with obeisance. Mark Wanders The Canadian constituent government directed prayer of … More Strike Fear into the People
Snow. Seriously? First in April? Now in May? I know it’s Ontario, Canada, but shouldn’t we be out of this? We complain a bit. Or a lot. We might even wonder what’s up. I called my Mom for Mother’s Day and she reminded me that it’s happened before. She told me back in the day, … More Snow in May reminds me…
For all you who think church is for those who have their life together… it is not. For all of you who think it is for those who know everyone there… it is not. For all of you who think it is for those who say or do the right things… it is not. For … More Church May Not Be What You Think
We can only lead souls heavenward when we are journeying there ourselves. Leading is not always out front. And journeying is ‘with’.
I found this video (link at bottom of this post) in an article on Life Site News April 17, 2020. Michael J. Matt’s (Remnant TV) candid talk. Just over 40 mins. I found it helpful in sifting through some of what we see and hear. Michael is a Catholic American, and sheds some light on … More Sifting through Global crisis
I wonder if in the challenges and frustration of isolation God is teaching us that for too long we isolated Him to the margins of our life. It was often, “Not now Lord… I’m busy!” And all those things we buried ourselves in… fell to the wayside when crisis hit. Closed. Due to COVID-19. We … More Easter Isolation and Pondering Eternity
To Stay or To Go We were leaving Thursday. For 9 days to the Dominican Republic. I remember laying in bed the Monday prior thinking, “How can I tell the team?” I had developed a hernia in my lower abdomen and now, 3 days before leaving, I was contemplating staying home. There were two other … More Beyond Quarantine…Lasting Effects of 14 days
“If someone told you 6 months ago that a global catastrophe would occur in March 2020 of such magnitude that it would grind all industrialized nations to a halt, you’d have thought them insane.” Mark Wanders A few years ago, we met a man in Florida who was part of a team whose primary goal … More Corona. Seeing Grace in Global Crisis
Just look around for a moment. Teachers protesting and shutting down schools province-wide in Ontario…thousands of students out of school. Wet’suwet’en land dispute protests shutting down railways and roads crippling our country…indigenous people frustrated; thousands of people being laid off. Businesses closing or moving out of the country for 2020…Pier 1 Imports, Bose, Things Engraved, … More How much more will it take?
Sometimes God allows tests in our lives to prove what He has already taught us. Sometimes a test reveals we weren’t listening very well in the first place and need the lesson again. Mark Wanders