We all know it is easy to “give thanks” when life circumstances are rosy and cozy. It’s not so easy, however, to give thanks when times are tough. But God’s word is crystal clear. The people of God must give thanks in ALL circumstances. Under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, Paul wrote, “Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God … Continue reading Give Thanks in All Circumstances
Every pastor has a blooper list. For me, this is the edited version. I could tell many more blooper stories. Though I can’t be faulted for all of these things, they did happen, and they were humbling to me. Continue reading Ministry Bloopers and the Lessons They Teach
As a Canadian living south of the border, I have the privilege of celebrating two Thanksgivings – one in October (Canadian) and one in November (American). For all my American friends out there, today is not just Columbus Day; it’s Canadian Thanksgiving. This celebration dates back to 1957 when the Canadian Parliament declared: “A Day of General Thanksgiving to Almighty God for the bountiful harvest … Continue reading Happy Canadian Thanksgiving!