Relying on God

What is Faith?

A few Sundays ago I visited a church in downtown Vancouver that is doing the Alpha series over the summer.  This week was on episode 4, “What is Faith?”.  In the beginning I was a bit cocky thinking it was too simplistic but as I watched the video I realized how complicated it can be to define faith. (more…)

Please Stop Being So Rational

“The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom,

   and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.

For through wisdom your days will be many,

   and years will be added to your life.

If you are wise, your wisdom will reward you;

   if you are a mocker, you alone will suffer.”

Proverbs 9:10-12

I wish there was a sermon titled “Please stop thinking so rationally”.  In my opinion it would probably be one of my favorites.  
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Blessed in the Produce Store

Grocery shopping is a challenge for me.  Throughout the years I’ve mastered a way that I could manage by having the shopping basket on my lap and dragging products to the edge of the shelf and letting them fall into the basket.  I had it down to a fine art until recently when stores began changing the baskets to the new ones with wheels.   (more…)

Immersed in the Holy Spirit

“But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.”

Matthew 6:33

One of my favourite things about lent is that we focus more on the above bible verse.  I don’t think we give enough credence to this commitment.  Perhaps that’s why lent is so vital to our Christian discipline.  It is human nature that we are so self sufficient and draw into our own strength.  It’s in our human DNA.   (more…)

God is my safety net

A couple days ago I received some unsettling news.  I went to see an OT for an assessment to get a new seat cushion for my power chair.  I’m in my power chair fourteen to sixteen hours a day so having the right seat cushion is very important.  Because I am on employment assistance my wheelchair equipment is funded through the Ministry of Social Development and Social Innovation.   (more…)