“Finders keepers” would have been the wrong choice

[First posted November 14, 2013] Noah Muroff, an Orthodox Jewish Rabbi, and his wife Esther went shopping online for a desk for the study in their home and found a cherry wood executive desk that they were able to buy for $150.  When they got it home, they found it would not fit through the door … Continue reading “Finders keepers” would have been the wrong choice

Should we aspire to be poor?

When there are so many warnings and examples in the Bible of the dangers of being rich, why does it seem that many Christians think it is desirable to be rich? Luke 18:25 For it is easier for a camel to go through a needle’s eye, than for a rich man to enter into the … Continue reading Should we aspire to be poor?

The integrity factor

Hugh Edighoffer was a highly regarded businessman in the town of Mitchell, Ontario, the proprietor of a clothing store. His son Robert was managing the store at the time we lived near Mitchell. Mr. Edighoffer served a term on the town council and a term as mayor, then entered provincial politics as a member of … Continue reading The integrity factor

“Finders keepers” would have been the wrong choice

Noah Muroff, an Orthodox Jewish Rabbi, and his wife Esther went shopping online for a desk for the study in their home and found a cherry wood executive desk that they were able to buy for $150.  When they got it home, they found it would not fit through the door of the study.  The … Continue reading “Finders keepers” would have been the wrong choice

A peaceful farmer

This is a story I heard many years ago.  It was told as an actual happening, I think the location may have been in Ontario and the time at least 100 years ago. A Mennonite farmer, we'll call him Samuel,  one day noticed a large quantity of grain was missing from one of his bins.  … Continue reading A peaceful farmer