Hey, do you love Canada? Of course you do! How much do you know about its Christian foundations? A little? A lot? Do you want to… Continue reading The Making of our Nation… in Bite-sized History
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
Waiting... I grew up in a household where Scripture was sung regularly. One of my family's favourite songs came from Isaiah 40:31 - "but they who wait for the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint." In the last six… Continue reading Waiting on The Lord
From Instability to Stability Image Credit by pasja1000 from Pixabay If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask him! (Matthew 7:11) In my last post, I shared with you the gracious provision for us… Continue reading He’s a Good, Good Father..
Image by Mohammed Salem from Pixabay On March 19th, I got a call, out of the blue, from a friend with whom I had not chatted for almost 3 years. She had been thinking about me and wanted to see how I was doing. Well, she called at one of the times when I was… Continue reading 7 Times. 4 Months. 7 Rooms. And Now… Rest.
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
Image by madsmith33 on Pixabay When our son was a teenager, he, like most of his homeschooling friends, read the book by the Harris brothers, 'Do Hard Things'. I never read the book, but from the reviews via our son and YouTube clips, these brothers encouraged their peers to take the road less traveled, to… Continue reading Doing Hard Things
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