Fight back against the darkness

In the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy . . . It’s not hard to see that we are in the times described above. The evidence is hard to miss, it’s all around us. But is that … Continue reading Fight back against the darkness

An exuberant storyteller

Joe Wheeler was frequently found at a table in the coffee shop in Saskatoon's lone Christian bookstore. He had accumulated a wealth of Bible knowledge and a wealth of experiences over his lifetime and loved to share this wealth with others. Sometimes I was one of those others. Image by Alfred Derks from Pixabay  Joe died 16 months … Continue reading An exuberant storyteller

In the Name of Jesus Christ

The Weavers Shuttle

At times we hear prayers ended with, “We pray in Thy name.” Whom are we praying to-the Father or Jesus? When we are praying to the Father, our only access “password” is Jesus Christ. If we say “in Thy name,” implying God’s name, we are in essence praying to the Father in His name. Often this may be a matter of word articulation but let us ponder on what we are actually saying.

It is customary and scriptural that Christians greet each other in the name of Jesus and that we close our prayers with “in the name of Jesus.” We are instructed by scripture to do so. “At that day ye shall ask in my name: and I say not unto you, that I will pray the Father for you” (John 16:26). These are Jesus’ words referring to Himself.

What is the name of Jesus? Are we referring to…

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A story about the devil

Chicken Little had finished her breakfast, poured herself a coffee and opened her laptop to check the news. Soon her eyes lit on a frightening headline: THE SKY IS FALLING! The story cited a number of scientific research papers, explained by important scientists. Chicken Little's anxiety increased as she read. Finally she could sit no … Continue reading A story about the devil

The dark side of beauty

Image by Petra from Pixabay  There is nothing more beautiful than a sunny winter morning when every tree branch, every weed and every wire is coated with sparling, dazzling diamonds. No man-made beauty comes close to matching such a display. Last week we had mild days with fog and hardly a breeze. In the night, the fog would … Continue reading The dark side of beauty

How come our mothers didn’t know about bay spinach?

Image by Clker-Free-Vector-Images from Pixabay  My mother grew spinach in the garden, picked and boiled the mature leaves and served them with dinner. They were wonderfully nutritious, she said, but I thought they tasted awful. She also grew iceberg lettuce and served it in salads. Now, iceberg lettuce has approximately the same nutritious value as a paper towel, … Continue reading How come our mothers didn’t know about bay spinach?

Chicken Little meets Petit Poulet

While browsing the internet this morning I discovered an updated version of Petit Poulet (that's the French name for Chicken Little). In this version, Petit Poulet is having his breakfast of toast and coffee when he reads an online news item saying "Le ciel est en train de tomber!" (Th sky is falling!) He quickly … Continue reading Chicken Little meets Petit Poulet

How I spent Christmas day

The night before Christmas we were visited by an Alberta Clipper, a fast moving snowstorm. When I got up in the morning I could see that more snow had fallen in the night, but it didn't look like a lot, I didn't see any major snowdrifts in the white landscape. I didn't think I had … Continue reading How I spent Christmas day