Monthly Archive: April 2015

Dad Advice: Stop Playing the Tough Guy

Dad Advice: Stop Playing the Tough Guy

  “Code Blue ER Trauma 1”   Came the announcement over the PA system. It was 7:15 am on Christmas eve day, and I had just started my shift at the hospital.  I was already assisting...

My Only Comfort On My Dad’s 70th Birthday

My Only Comfort On My Dad’s 70th Birthday

Today would have been my dad’s 70th birthday, if he had not been called out of this life at 59. Perhaps that is why I am feeling a little down today.  It could also...

After You Have Suffered a Little While

After You Have Suffered a Little While

I woke up feeling pretty crappy.  Can I say that?  Probably the lowest I have felt since being in the pit of depression.  The sky is grey. The rain is pouring.  I have a cold....

Gratitude: Joel Osteen and Heidelberg Catechism

Gratitude: Joel Osteen and Heidelberg Catechism

Choose today to let the peace of Christ rule in your heart and have an attitude of gratitude toward the Lord. Even if you have things that are upsetting you, take a step of...

God Gave Me an Introvert and an Extrovert

God Gave Me an Introvert and an Extrovert

God gave me an introverted daughter and an extroverted daughter. Some may say, “Both your daughters are introverted…” I understand why you say that, but that would not be correct. Both of them are shy.  Shyness...

Grateful for Depression

Grateful for Depression

While struggling in the pit of depression, my counsellour gave me homework.  It was initially to help change some negative patterns of thinking that I was stuck in, but I have found it to...

Cousin Gary

Cousin Gary

When I got home this afternoon, all I had on my mind was game one of the Canucks-Flames play-off series. But my wife informed me that her cousin, and our brother in Christ, Gary...

Usher: The 4th Office

Usher: The 4th Office

From an anonymous sister in Christ: Hi Ryan, I have a question for you. I know that the Bible teaches women cannot be pastors or elders, but what about ushers? I asked our head...

Jesus Knows Your Loneliness

Jesus Knows Your Loneliness

Do you feel lonely? This Easter weekend, I expect to spend a lot of time with family. It is hard to be lonely when surrounded by friends and family; however I am sure we...

Jesus Knows Your Loneliness.

Jesus Knows Your Loneliness.

Do you feel lonley? This Easter weekend, I expect to spend a lot of time with family. It is hard to be lonely when surrounded by friends and family; however I am sure we...