World history is predicated on family dynamics. From Genesis to Revelation, God uses families to do His will. Genesis starts with a human family and Revelation ends with a spiritual family. In the course I am developing - Canada In The Making, there are 3 parts. Part 1 connects the dots from the Reformation in… Continue reading Connecting the Dots… Seeing God’s Tapestry in History
from pixabay - Persian Rug Apart from the Scriptures, this poem below "The Divine Weaver", has been an anchor to my life for the past 20 years. I had first heard it recited as a child, and I think it was at a 'Recitation Contest' in which I participated. That was a popular church event… Continue reading Your Life… Divinely Woven
No more life Death has come. His visit was swift. His effect was instant. And Tim's Dad, the man I called 'Dad' for 27 years was gone forever. More and more I am realizing that what has felt like a CRAZY journey, is still God's PERFECT Plan. Soon after we arrived in Ottawa in mid… Continue reading Somber Reflections… My Crazy = His Perfect
When peace like a river, attendeth my way, When sorrows like sea billows roll;Whatever my lot, Thou hast taught me to say, It is well, it is well, with my soul. ((Horatio Spafford) This Hymn has brought me great comfort from childhood till now. It was the hymn of consolation my parents sang in difficult… Continue reading When Peace Like A River
You see, transitioning back to Canada after 3 years in the US, and trying to find one's feet can feel very much like standing on the sea shore, just where the waves become foam, and feeling the sand move swiftly under your feet as the water ebbs back into the ocean.
But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us. We are hard pressed on every side,but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed. We always carry around in our body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may… Continue reading Seize the Day… Redeem the Time – for Parliament Hill Tours
Remember not the former things, nor consider the things of old. Behold, I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers (streams) in the desert. (Is. 43: 18,19) Mixed Blessings This past week has been another roller coaster ride. But in the… Continue reading Streams In The Desert
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acadia#/media/File:Acadie_1750.JPG Join me in this Introductory Course. About eleven years ago, when our son was a teenager, I taught my first Canadian history course to our homeschool co-op. As I read about Quebec’s quest for sovereignty, I remember thinking, ‘I have heard these arguments before.’ I, like other Canadians sympathize with their need for… Continue reading My Canadian History Journey. It’s not Over.
The tiny square that is Manitoba at the time of the Manitoba Act In Part 1, we were told the following - With the American purchase of Alaska in 1867, Canada’s Prime Minister, Sir John A. MacDonald, was anxious to gain control of Rupert’s Land. He wanted it to be annexed to the new Dominion of Canada… Continue reading The Purchase of Rupert’s Land Part 2 – Manitoba is Born
Claim To Fame: Established the Province of Manitoba Early Life and Influences Sir Adams George Archibald was a politician and a lawyer born in Truro, Nova Scotia in 1814. He descended from a family of Irish Protestants from Londonderry where the Protestant / Catholic animosity ran high. His forebears first settled in New Hampshire, and… Continue reading Christian father of Confederation: Sir Adams George Archibald (1814 – 1892)