It's with these words: "Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ" that I can breathe easier and silently acknowledge ... ah .... 'Home Sweet Home.'
A career test once told me that I was either going to be a farmer or a pastor. So, for the past 8 years, my wife and I have owned and operated a small, cut flower farm in southern Ontario. However, there's also this writing thing I enjoy! Most of my writing focuses on my Christian faith and how God has used circumstances and events to shape my life. In a way - I think of my blog as a small scale ministry. If God uses my gift of writing to bring just one person to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ, then let me 'blog' away!
For as long as I can remember I've always been interested in theology - in particular, apologetics.
I like to study the local settlement history of Flamborough, Ontario, Canada.
Other areas of interest: mental health advocacy, family geneology, botany and environmental science and...armchair athletics!
The several times I found my Mom kneeling beside her bed praying to God was a moment of indescribable comfort. It's this persistent and gentle faithfulness that glows in Mom's face.
We're bombarded with ads that tell us we'll be happier with a drink in our hands, a diamond on her finger, an in-home theatre, and better-smelling armpits. I'm not immune to it — I still fight the temptation to compare myself to others. But, here's what I try to remember.
My eyes have always been drawn to the seemingly insignificant details of life. Detail such as the elderly lady — a patient at the hospital where we were singing on Christmas Day — who was ‘parked’ in the hallway. To me, she was why Jesus came to the earth.
What Is the Significance of the Handshake Between the Elder and Minister Before and After the Sermon?
I'd like to educate interested members in some of the practices of the CRC that are often overlooked. Is there something in the Church Order that addresses the practice of shaking hands?
Because of our fallen nature, we can only grasp what it means for God to be 'perfect in love' AND equally 'perfect in justice'. We tend to gravitate to either end of the spectrum and find it...posted on: The Pastor’s Quandary
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In many ways social media has removed communication and geographical barriers to spreading the gospel.
I think one of the biggest dangers of 'Twitterverse' we (all...posted on: #Social Media
Again, thank you for your reply. The practice of shaking hands was explained to me many years ago by my now deceased father. Your explanations refreshed my memory and I plan to pass it along in a...
To both Daniel and Henry, thank you for your replies. So, in essence, this practice is done out of custom and traditon and is not a required element of the worship service. Is that correct?