What an Awesome God

God showed the people of Nineveh grace when He sent Jonah to call them to repentance. The people responded to the call with a great fast. Even the animals fasted. The king covered himself with sackcloth and ashes. Sackcloth is an expression of sorrow, repentance. It is symbolic of God's judgment. Ashes are symbolic of …

Maddie and the General

She had come out of the unit where she was looking after a colored soldier when she literally bumped into him. Wide-eyed she looked up at him, mortified. It was General Turpentine. He was out there having a smoke. "I'm sorry," she mumbled, lowering her eyes. She was a colored woman and he was a …

The Sermon

“My question for you this morning, is do you recognize Jesus in other people?  In his book, The Wounded Healer, Henri J.M. Nouwen’s book tells the story of a young fugitive who is trying to hide himself from the enemy. He enters a small village where he receives kindness and shelter from the people.  However, …

War

"I heard you just wrote a book." "Yes. Two Hands are All I've Got." "What do you know about fighting in war, Mister, seeing that you hid behind your religion when the time came for you to defend your country?" "I know more about war than you think, young man." "I doubt that. Have you …

An International Disgrace

I couldn't believe it when I heard that President Donald Trump cancelled his trip to a cemetery for "Americans killed in World War I, the White House citing bad weather that grounded his helicopter."  He had been scheduled to lay a wreath and observe a moment of silence at the Aisne-Marne American Cemetery and Memorial, located …

The Apology

The other night when my husband and I were watching TVO, we saw a clip of director Tiffany Tsiung's latest film, The Apology.  The film is about the more than  200,000 women and girls across Asia who were forced into sexual slavery by the Imperial Japanese Army during the Second World War.  "Now in their 80s …

Mary Seacole

I just finished reading a very long but interesting biography of Mary Seacole. When I mentioned her to my husband, he immediately knew who I was talking about. He’s from Jamaica where Mary was born. She was born on November 23, 1805 to a Scottish father and Jamaican mother. Her father was a soldier in …

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