Canadians love hockey. In the Hockey Hall of Fame, the great players of the past are honoured and revered. When the stars retire, their player numbers are retired, too, and in their home ice arenas, their hockey jerseys are hung up high in … Read more
Search Results for: "Acts 5:"
The Holy Spirit At Work
Currently, our weekly ecumenical Bible study group is studying the book of Acts. As we progress through Luke's letter to Theophilus, the Holy Spirit is repeatedly evident in all the activities of Christians in the early church. They heal … Read more
Do You Tree?
December is the month of trees. Well, it used to be! Christmas tree putter-uppers used to wait till December 1 to place baubled trees in every retail establishment in North America. Little by little, the date changed to right after … Read more
Do you ever get those e-mails from Nigeria where someone claims to have twenty million dollars ready to deposit in your bank account? Quite often, the sender writes that he or she is a Christian, and that the Lord has … Read more
Tiggers or Eeyores?
As I left the house one day, Caroline, my wife, said to me, "I prefer you as a Tigger rather than as an Eeyore." (A.A. Milne's Eeyore character was renowned for negativity and Tigger for zestful enthusiasm!) Maybe it was … Read more
Your Daily Kick In The Pants (2)
Whenever I read this account, I immediately think in my heart, "there but for the grace of God go I"! Isn't it true that even though we have been washed in Christ's blood, and tasted of God's Holy Spirit, we … Read more
No Longer Timid
When I was a teenager, I spent hours reading poetry. I particularly enjoyed modern poetry, the kind that does not rhyme. In secret, I also wrote poems and would share them with one or two special friends. I did not … Read more
The Trouble With Trilliums
The white trillium is the provincial floral emblem for Ontario. I proudly display it on my license plate. In the spring of the year, the trillium grows in wooded areas all over the province. It is against the law to … Read more
Miracles And Wonders
As a young person I was impressed with the number of people that Jesus healed in his ministry and how this was continued by the apostles as in these verses from Acts 5. Healing the sick was clearly a normal … Read more