When I was a kid, my Dad, who was born in 1919, would tell us tales of life going to school in a one-room schoolhouse and walking there 5 miles in a driving snowstorm, uphill both ways, and having to make a fire in the boiler to heat the classroom! Amazing stuff! Dad had great stories! Continue reading
As we move closer to the day of the celebration of the birth of the Messiah, Jesus Christ, the world is in a whole lot of turmoil. Personally, I am finding it difficult to turn on the television news because someone is coming out against this group or that policy, somebody is yelling at someone else! The only peace seems to be to ignore others and do your own thing, but someone will inevitably be against the thing you are doing! Continue reading
It is by far the greatest news EVER! Imagine, if you will, being trapped for years and years and unable to find anyway to escape. There is nothing you can do to get out. Think of prisoners of war who were held captive for years behind bars unable to be released until they were liberated by soldiers from their side.
What if, that P.O.W, would say, “No, thanks for all that you have done in making the effort to rescue me but I will prefer to stay here.” What? That would be insane! That would not make any sense!
I have never recovered from it. A real live example of what the Bible talks about in regards to serving one another. I had just become a Christian, and the youth group from the church was heading up to Algonquin Park in Ontario, Canada. What a gorgeous place it is! Wow! As we prepared to embark on our “Canoe Camp” for 5 days, our group prepared the food we would need. Continue reading