Patterns in Nature Almost everything in nature follows a pattern. Most of these patterns are way too complicated for us to understand. However, some of the simpler ones, the ones that we can see for ourselves, can help us learn more about the world around us. God has left us these patterns to reveal to us his creative power and to help us understand more … Continue reading The Tree of Faith
It’s a fond memory I have from my childhood. I’m curled up near a warm fire, a cup of hot chocolate in hand, as my grandma or grandfather turns to me and says “Michael, let me tell you about the good old days.” Ah, yes. The good old days. A time when things were simpler, slower and more carefree. An era when things were safer, … Continue reading THE GOD OF TODAY
Jezebel, the Queen of Israel, had just issued a death threat against Elijah (1 Kings 19:2). This threat wasn’t to be taken lightly, as Jezebel was incredibly powerful and committed to succeeding. She had control over 850 assorted pagan priests – and she had significant influence over her husband, King Ahab. “No one else so completely sold himself to what was evil in the Lord’s … Continue reading FORGOTTEN FAITH
How did a Persian king’s cup-bearer have the skill, confidence, and perseverance to lead the third Jewish return to Jerusalem in 445 B.C.? I have recently started studying the book of Nehemiah with friends – so we could compare opinions. Quickly, a reoccurring pattern stood out to us. Nehemiah constantly prayed. ***** As the book of Nehemiah is written in first person, it is assumed … Continue reading WALKING WITH GOD?
In the early hours of the morning of April 15th 1912, calls of great distress were dispersed across the North Atlantic Ocean. Scarcely moments ago, the “unsinkable” RMS Titanic had struck a large, submerged iceberg, severely comprimising its hull. Throughout the corridors of the vessel, stewards travelled door to door rousing sleeping passengers from their warm interior cabins and directing them to the ship’s bitterly-cold … Continue reading THERE ARE NO ATHEISTS ON A SINKING SHIP
Recently a lady tried to persuade my wife and I to offload $12,000 of our hard earned money into a holiday club. From our first introduction, she was extremely friendly, accommodating and kind. She smiled constantly, asked about our children, our work and our interests and made sure to use our names regularly. She expressed empathy and understanding. She listened carefully to our comments and … Continue reading CHRIST’S METHOD ALONE