Monthly Archive: April 2013

The Valley of Vision

The Valley of Vision

Thou has brought me to the valley of vision, where I live in the depths but see thee in the heights; hemmed in by mountains of sin I behold thy glory. Let me learn...

Quote: Getting Involved

Quote: Getting Involved

I appreciated this quote. Just because you have your own issues to work through does not mean you can’t help your brother, and vice versa. Grab a shovel. Get dirty. Get involved.

Lord Jesus, I Sin.

Lord Jesus, I Sin.

Lord Jesus, I sin. Grant that I may never cease grieving because of it, never be content with myself, never think I can reach a point of perfection. Kill my envy, command my tongue,...

Haughty Eyes and Candy Coated Arrogance

Haughty Eyes and Candy Coated Arrogance

I am guilty of having haughty eyes. I admit it.  What about you? Are you a pharisee? If you are it is likely not intentional.  You are probably zealous and have misplaced your focus....

Why Cities Matter (and Let’s Plant a Church in Burnaby)

Why Cities Matter (and Let’s Plant a Church in Burnaby)

After we were married, my wife and I lived, worked, played and went to church in Surrey, BC – Canada‘s 5th most populous city.  After 5 years of marriage and suffering 2 miscarriages, we...

I Can’t Believe She Gossips So Much…

I Can’t Believe She Gossips So Much…

“I can’t believe she gossips so much, we should pray for her. “   Did you really just say that? That sentence was the epitome of gossip for me.  Can you relate to that?...

A Reformed Error…

A Reformed Error…

I came across a thought that I would like to share with my Reformed brothers and sisters.  I am not saying this is true of the Canadian Reformed Churches, but we should also not...

An Introvert Speaks Out

An Introvert Speaks Out

To my outgoing friends: I love you and I enjoy being with you, but my phone is on silent and I am not coming over this evening. Sorry. Please do not take that the wrong...

Guys It’s Time to “Rise Up!”

Guys It’s Time to “Rise Up!”

One of my passions is to encourage men rise up to their calling to be godly husbands and fathers.  There is little that thrills me more than a man asking me how to start...

Some Thoughts on Nominating Elders and Deacons

Some Thoughts on Nominating Elders and Deacons

It is an exciting time in my congregation.  No, I am not speaking of the blessing of a newborn baby girl to a young couple…(congrats Geoff and Ashley) …as exciting as that is, it...