Preparing for failure: Divorce before marriage?

With Valentine’s Day happening yesterday, relationships are on people’s minds. Here in Toronto, a number of people took the opportunity to tie the night in marriage, in celebration of this special day to celebrate relationships. Over a candle-lit dinner, my wife and I were discussing the subject of discussion on the news for the day […]

Abba, Daddy, Father: What’s in a Name?

Once again, I recently heard another sermon where the preacher used Jesus’ words of “Abba, Father” from Jesus words of prayer while He was here on earth to interpret the relationship we must have with our God as one that relates to Him as our “Daddy.” If you missed reading my earlier post, I made […]

Unequally yoked: Yes! It is a big deal!

Simply said, yes, it is a VERY big deal to be in partnership with a person who does not hold the same beliefs as you. Scripture is clear that this should not be. As I pointed to in my last post, 2 Corinthians 6:14 clearly states we are not to mix light with darkness. This reminds […]

Christmas greeting cards: what’s the point?

I’m currently staring at a stack of colourful cardboard on my desk, each piece nicely folded in half. One pictures three wisemen, another wishes “Merry Christmas” in big letters, and still another a picture of a cute puppy with antlers. Oh the joys of receiving another Christmas greeting card. Now that they are in a […]

Resolving NOT to resolve in 2011

How many of you have already eaten that piece of chocolate and declared you would not begin your New Year’s Resolution until Monday? I get the impression many in general have given up on New Year’s resolutions as we are finally realizing how horrible we are at fulfilling them, and how ineffective they often can […]

Unequally yoked: Is it really a big deal?

Working with young people, one of the most common questions I hear stems from the apparent Biblical principle that we should not date/marry a person who does not have the same faith in Christ as we do. Do not be unequally yoked with unbelievers. For what partnership has righteousness with lawlessness? Or what fellowship has light with […]

Gretzky jersey thief caught after “Liking” sports store

Really? Are people as foolish as this story makes them to be? Some twenty year old tried to steal a Gretzky jersey collectors item from a store in Ottawa. They got away, but the thief was “smart” enough to have “Liked” the store in the past on the stores Facebook page, that they were able […]

My Two Cents: The Last Airbender

I still plan to buy this movie–senseless I know, after all I’ve just said. The fact is I am a sucker for life lessons, and there are tons of scenes in this movie where the characters are dealing with insecurities and other things that we deal with day to day.