“We must learn to regard people less in the light of what they do or omit to do, and more in the light of what they suffer.” —Dietrich Bonhoeffer Once upon a time, there was a man whom the world revered. He was athletic and exciting. He not only battled cancer, but conquered it and became a seven-time champion in his sport. He also launched a charity that raised nearly half a billion … [Read more...]
Lance Armstrong’s confession reminds us to empathize with the broken—no matter how far they’ve fallen.
April 10, 2013 by Major Juan Burry Leave a Comment
Remembrance Day reminds us to see others through the eyes of Christ
November 11, 2012 by Major Fred Ash 2 Comments
November always makes me sad. This is odd because autumn is my favourite season. I love the harvest, colourful trees, Canada geese honking overhead and clear air. But overshadowing all this is Remembrance Day. Perhaps it’s my childhood memories of standing in chilly November gales at my hometown’s cenotaph, cold feet cramping and body shivering. Maybe it’s the lonely sound of a bugle … [Read more...]
In this video, Joy Wade speaks about why she is a member of The Salvation Army, what Jesus means to her and why we should never give up.
July 19, 2012 by John McAlister Leave a Comment
In this video, Joy Wade speaks about why she is a member of The Salvation Army, what Jesus means to her and why we should never give up. For more information about Joy, please read her story below the video. Freed From the Shackles of Sin Sentenced to eight years in a foreign prison, Joy Wade felt like her life was over by John McAlister As Joy Wade walked towards the … [Read more...]
Recently released from prison, Paul Craig was mad at the world. What would it take to defuse his anger?
June 1, 2012 by Diane Stark 1 Comment
Paul Craig had stopped at the mall to make a quick purchase when he spotted his teenage son smiling and walking toward him. He hadn’t seen the boy in over a year but he quickly turned and left the mall as fast as he could, his heart breaking as he went. Does he know why I’m walking away? Paul wondered. Does he know that I would love to talk with him, but I just can’t? Paul had recently … [Read more...]
Reflecting on the sacrifices of those who died so that we might live free.
November 10, 2011 by Captain Bramwell Pearce 1 Comment
I didn’t grow up during the Great Wars of the last century when so many young people were called upon to die for our country, and I haven’t fought in a modern war either. As a church leader, I may not be the most qualified person to write about what the deaths of so many soldiers symbolize for Canadians today and why we should take the time to remember our fallen soldiers. I do believe, … [Read more...]
Is war inevitable? What will it take to stop the bloodshed?
November 5, 2010 by Donald E. Burke 6 Comments
“In Christ, God was reconciling the world to himself …” —2 Corinthians 5:19 More than 90 years ago, on November 11, 1918, an armistice was signed that brought the brutal destruction of the First World War to an end. After four years of merciless violence that cost more than six million lives—including 60,000 Canadians—an exhausted world gasped for peace. Europe’s landscape was … [Read more...]
This big-screen adventure balances the strength of a child’s imagination with the security of home
November 6, 2009 by Geoff Moulton 1 Comment
If your kids are still scared of monsters under the bed, then they clearly haven’t met the Wild Things, the ferocious but lovable creatures from Maurice Sendak’s 1963 classic children’s book Where the Wild Things Are. This month, visionary director Spike Jonze (Adaptation) brings this unique tale to the big screen. Where the Wild Things Are follows the adventure of Max (Max Records), a … [Read more...]