Emerging from the restrictions of the pandemic, we now find ourselves embracing diverse ways of being and doing.
Sometimes God has a special call on our lives. It means that we just have to stop following the crowd that’s following Jesus and get into our own space with Him. It may well be that the Bible study group or church service is no longer nourishing you spiritually.
As you know, through my work at the Alzheimer’s Society of Montreal, I am dedicated to the on-going efforts to find a cure for Alzheimer’s disease and to support persons living with the disease, their caregivers, families and health professionals. The Covid-19 crisis has brought to light the desperate need to care for ourContinue reading “Let’s Walk together for Alzheimer’s”
Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible. So said St. Francis of Assisi True to this guiding principle, three Franciscan Sisters endured a long trans-Atlantic voyage from Glasgow, Scotland to serve in Jamaica. This was in 1857, barely 20 years after the emancipation and abolition ofContinue reading “A Tribute to the Franciscan Sisters in Jamaica”
Photo: YWCA Montreal team at Scotiabank Charity Challenge / Défi Caritatif Montreal 2015 I used to think that 13 was an unlucky number, but I changed my mind a few years ago. A brand awareness survey found that 13% of non-client respondents were likely to do business with our company because it sponsored community eventsContinue reading “How to raise funds for charity”
Martyrs of the Twentieth Century (Memorial) – Martyrs are Christians who have been put to death because they chose to remain faithful to the gospel and counted “the truth as it is in Jesus” dearer than life itself. In the twentieth century more Christians suffered for this reason than at any other time in theContinue reading “The blood of the martyrs is the seed of the Church”
Canada Day is a national holiday, not a feast of the Church; and yet it is right that we Christians offer prayer and thanksgiving today, because all the good things which we enjoy as Canadians have their origin as gifts of God. The resources of our land and the oceans which border it, our diversityContinue reading “Canada Day”
Originally published on Christ Notes – Week of 23 October 2013 You’ve probably heard these slogans: “Just do it,” “Drivers wanted,” and “It’s everywhere you want to be.” And you’ve almost certainly heard of Nike, Volkswagen, and Visa; however, you probably have never heard of the advertising agencies that coined those slogans: Wieden & Kennedy;Continue reading “What advertising agencies do for their clients, we’re called to do for Christ.”
In an earlier post, I observed that the church’s mission goes beyond our preferences and perceptions of how, where and who to serve. The church’s mission is rooted in Jesus’ command in the great commission defined in Matthew 28 v 19 – 20 to teach others about who God is and what it means to followContinue reading “Prayers of a man in prison”