Thursday, July 10, 2008

Our Visitor

We have had a visitor since earlier this spring. She made her nest on the sill of our bathroom window, and has already raised on clutch of eggs to fledglings. She is working on number two right now and here is a picture I took of here from our back yard with my new camera.

Monday, July 07, 2008

How Can You Know -- 1 John 4:13-16

It has been a while since I posted a sermon. I have simply been quite busy, and it takes a certain amount of time to get the sermon captured on the computer, rendered into an mp3 and posted. Anyway, here is the sermon from out evening service on July 6th, 2008.

Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Begging Taken To An Art

Our dog Sassy has taken begging to an art. I don't even have anything to give her and she can pull this off.

Canada Day -- Fireworks

Last night we took Justin to his first fireworks display. We have not been able to go with him before because the display does not start until 10PM, and he would be in bed. Today we got him to nap so we could attend. We arrived a little after 9PM, and found a spot to sit. While we waited Justin and Annette went for a walk to see what they could see. I, having done a fair amount of work today, took the opportunity to sit, and relax. When they returned, Justin noticed some other children playing with a ball beside where we had set up, and he went off to play with them. He enjoyed it, although he still needs to learn a bit more about how to play with others.

At 10PM the fireworks started. We were unsure what Justin would think of them since he had never experienced them before. Happily, he loved them. He watched wide-eyed, and got quite excited about the whole thing. I think for him the display ran a little long--for me too to be honest. However, he enjoyed it.

Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Canada Day

Today is Canada Day. The day we Canadians celebrate the birth of our nation. I don't have much to say except that even with all the wickedness that is growing in this county, the growing opposition to Christianity, and the fact that we still pay about 20% more for things than those in the US even though our dollar is pretty much at par with the US dollar, I still am thankful that I live in Canada. It is a country which is free, where I can worship and preach without fear, and it is a country, that overall, wants to care for those in need.

My prayer for our country is that those Christians in this country will not trade the great gospel we are called to proclaim for the bells and whistles that will gather a crowd, and that God will send his Spirit to revive this nation bringing many to saving faith in Christ.

Happy Canada Day!