The COVID-19 Pandemic has glaringly exposed our need for control. At some level, we all like to plan. We fill out our day timers with the hopes of creating, building, and helping. Yet we’ve gotten used to regularly adjusting our personal schedules. For example, within a period of just one year, because of COVID precautions, I cancelled […]
Do you know what God is doing?
I’ve only been married for a few months now, but already I feel like I have a few marriage stories. Earlier this year, my wife Magna-Leena and I were blessed to take an extended leave from our work responsibilities after our wedding; we had a great time. After a couple of weeks, though, we felt […]
Being a little more mindful
For the first time in my life, I can call myself a hockey parent! My wife and I signed up our oldest for hockey this year, but it wasn’t easy. When he first mentioned that he wanted to play, we were immediately worried about the costs involved from league fees to all the necessary equipment. […]
You Can’t Stop God
I think we all can agree that the past year has been anything but a smooth ride. Whether it’s been political, racial, viral or personal unrest. Have you ever watched one of those end-of-the-world movies? It’s crazy watching those crazy theatrical things happen, those movies can be quite the rollercoaster of emotions. This past year […]
You Can’t Stop God
When we hear on the news and social media about protests for one thing or another, can we keep one thing in mind? God’s plans cannot be stopped no matter what happens on the earth! Over and over again in the scriptures, we are told that God has a plan and we need to trust […]
Proverbs and Folly
The most famous example from the Bible of a fool, is likely Balaam. A prophet, his donkey rides off the trail a few times he smacks it and yells and God opened the donkey’s mouth to talk to him. Now think about this, the donkey suddenly talks to him. Not normal. Instead of thinking this was from […]
What Do I Do?
What’s do I do? Whether you are 18 or 28, I’m sure you’ve run into crossroad moments. It might have been related to a relationship (romantic or friendship) or a career choice. Or maybe you’re feeling the weight of all that you are dealing with. Whatever it was, it’s never easy to make a big […]
Are You Living In Fear?
It’s a question that you have probably heard before but have never really applied to your own life. Mostly because the phrase, “living in fear,” likely makes you think of being scared to leave your house or swim with the sharks. But what if the situation was more like this? Let’s say you walk into […]
What do you believe?
Belief is an extremely powerful force. I have watched people believe things that no one else could see, but they knew they could do, and you know what, they ended up doing those things. I also have, unfortunately, in the past, believed negative things, and just by believing them, they started to shape my life […]
The Power of Accountability
Last year around this time, I decided I needed to make a better commitment to reading the Bible every day. I would read through a plan in the Bible app, but would often take 14 days (or more!) to get through a 7-day plan because I wasn’t consistent. Short plans weren’t enough to build a […]