Seeing the Invisible

Seeing the Invisible

His Italian Mother named him Marco, after Mark the writer of the Gospel of Mark. She prayed that he would follow in the Evangelist’s footsteps and take the Gospel to far places. When Marco Polo was only 17 years of age, in the 13th Century, he began his epic travels which took him through the [...]
Servant Leadership

Servant Leadership

Servant leadership describes someone who leads from beneath his followers rather than from above them. The quintessential model of a leader who made a wrong choice as to how to lead was King Rehoboam, the son of King Solomon. His story comes from about 900 years before Jesus, but the lessons we can learn from [...]
The Gift of Giving

The Gift of Giving

Here's a couple of stories that illustrate well the fulfillment inherent in generosity, and the emptiness that comes from stinginess. One of our missionaries in a small town in East Africa told me about the time she was explaining to her class about why we in Canada give gifts to each other on Christmas. "The [...]
The Christmas Wreath

The Christmas Wreath

I love to study words and where they came from. The word month for example comes from the word moon. The reason for that was the flow of the lunar cycle. Full moons keep coming and going almost in rhythm with the 12 months of each year. Our word time also has its etymology in [...]
A New Day

A New Day

Last week I began writing about some of the seasons of change we've encountered in Canada since the early 1950s. I've been comparing the turnings of time, which have lasted about 20 years each, to the four seasons of our year here in BC. Spring is a time of new beginnings, hope comes alive with [...]