You are Worth More than Many Sparrows

Mike's soccer team's memorial bench at Merkley Park in Maple Ridge. Photo credit, Nathan Sands

I received the above picture in a text message from my son Nathan yesterday (Wednesday). It was the first greeting of the day and included these few words: “Dad’s bench this morning.”  I was preparing for my mid-week word of encouragement and prayer video and this welcomed interruption fit right in. The timing was impeccable, […]

Long Story Short – How to Sum Up 83 Years in 2,000 Words

Well, it’s been a while. I haven’t been here since October. Before that it was July. I was actually on a good roll here until then, but for the eight months or so leading up to my dad’s passing on January 13, my focus was on him. His health had declined, so my sister and […]

A Wake-up Call and a Win Win Situation

The above photo: When it comes to social distancing, you can’t teach an old dog (or young ones) this new trick. Leo in back with a ball in his mouth and our grand dogs, Glen the pug and Dobby in front. The other night (it was about four o’clock in the morning actually), I woke […]

The Week I Stopped Praying and How it Strengthened my Faith

While watching church on TV the Sunday before last, the story was told of Paul and Silas. I thought how fitting a story it is to tie in with this blog post…   The Apostle Paul, missionary and writer of about half the New Testament of the Bible, was no stranger to hardships. Not only […]

He Makes My Heart Sing

Photo credit: Warin Marie Photography Four years ago yesterday, and I’m not good with dates, but I won’t forget this one. It’s the only day of the year that tells you to do something—March 4th! I actually posted that exact quote on Facebook that morning, and then in the evening, received a message that challenged […]

Little Me, Big You: Anxiety and Fear vs. Love and Truth

While lying face up on the acupuncture table the other day, with needles in my cheeks, ears, head and hands, I felt more vulnerable than I have since I don’t know when. Usually I lay on my stomach, with my face in the hole and needles in my neck and shoulders.  I added acupuncture to […]