From Francis 1 (1515-1547) to Louis XIV (1638-1715) Recently, just before the Centre Block was closed in January 2019 for 10 - 15 years, I took some photos with my phone; photos of carvings in the marble which abound in the Centre Block. I had long been curious about them, and because this building… Continue reading Carved in Marble… Over the Door of the House of Commons
Emotions Vs Reason The Curriculum Journey - The Mind On April 19th 2019, I did a Facebook Live. You can view it here. In it, I shared an overview of the re-vamped curriculum which I am developing. This curriculum represents about 10 years of researching and collecting information about the Christians who impacted Canada for… Continue reading Loving God With ALL Your Heart AND Mind
Image by MrsBrown from Pixabay The Dark Ages & the French Wars of Religion Some time ago, I started to read through the book of Romans. Upheaval in my life derailed me. On March 13th 2019, I started reading the book of Romans again, but this time, imagining myself back in the era of the… Continue reading Canadian History With New Eyes: The Dark Ages?
Image by Igor Link from Pixabay The Premise For the past few years, I have been working on a Canadian History curriculum from a Christian perspective, aiming to put over 10 years of my research into a cohesive unit for ages from High School to Adult. The premise for my course is that God used… Continue reading Canadian History with New Eyes- Here I Stand
https://pixabay.com/vectors/germ-bacteria-infection-health-41368/ These past 2 weeks have been roller-coaster weeks. It all started with yet another trip to Pittsburgh on Saturday February 16th for one of the many dental appointments yet to come. This leg of the experience was definitely a 'high point' as we basically 'sailed through' the border. The friendly officer looked at our… Continue reading Painful Commitments
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.