So often as of late we hear that when bad storms, floods, tornados, or any other natural disasters occur, it is a result of climate change. Many have bought into this ideology and immediately blame human occupation on earth as a direct cause of climate change. Alarmists beckon great change is needed or the earth … More Climate Series No. 6 – Storms
“The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.” Alice Walker I was thinking about this quote in light of the last 21 months of global disruption. Consider life. And consider how government treats us. Is someone else calling the shots in our life and dismissing us as … More Have you given up your power?
This post: Nov. 15 – Nov. 20 // For all posts CLICK HERE “Unbelievable.” That is the word one of the head PICU doctors used in describing AJ’s situation. The doctors and nurses have been amazed. And so have we. AJ has had an incredible week where there have been some ‘gains’ in his health. … More AJ…Unbelievable Trooper (slightly edited)
Need to gain a greater perspective in today’s world? Step outside on a clear night and look up at the starry host. No one ever looks up at the clear night sky and exclaims, “I am amazing!” No, looking up at the vastness and beauty of the night sky does something to us. Looking up … More Gaining Perspective
Severe thunderstorm warning… code language for… “Get ready to be amazed and humbled by just a fraction of God’s power.” We’ve all seen the warnings. Thunderstorms are an amazing phenomenon of creation… very much in God’s control. And very much a display of His power. “He parted the heavens and came down; dark clouds were … More Severe Thunderstorm Warning
“It is only by believing in God that we can ever criticize the government. Abolish God and the government becomes the God. That fact is written across all human history… whenever the people do not believe in something beyond the world, they will worship the world. But above all they will worship the strongest thing … More Abolishing God?
“The relentless beauty that bursts forth in this broken world is a reminder of the beauty of the relentless love God has for us.” Mark Wanders, Sept. 28, 2020 Almost daily, if we are open to it, we can experience beauty bursting out all around us — in the midst of a messy world — … More Beauty as reminder
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
“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?