The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

  Christmas is coming!!! At the Park home, our decorations are up.  We went to a tree farm and found the perfect tree.  We took out our eclectic collection of ornaments, our little Christmas village, and our Christmas train.  And of course, our most precious decoration, the nativity scene made of olive wood straight from…

In Light of #metoo

I realize that I am jumping into this internet conversation a bit late, but I thought I would share some thoughts in light of the #metoo movement. I also recognize that being a man in this conversation may not give much weight to my words, but I hope that they will help bring awareness to…

What Now? Sept. 23 Has Come and Gone…

I woke up on Sunday, September 24 and the first thought in my mind was, “Well, I guess the rapture didn’t happen.” The next thing I did was search the internet to see if either North Korea fired another ballistic missile, if a massive earthquake hit somewhere in North America, or if some other major…

It’s the End of the World as we Know it… Really?

Man oh man… There is a lot of talk on the internet about September 23, 2017, being the end of the world, the date of the rapture, the start of the great tribulation, and so on… And I’ll be honest with you… I kinda got sucked into all the theories…briefly… Some of them sound super convincing….

Prophetic Perspectives: Hurricanes, Earthquakes and the Judgment of God

‘Tis the season for hurricanes and tropical storms. Coming from a resident of Southern Ontario in Canada, I have very little understanding of what that means.  Although not long ago, I guess, we’ve experienced heavy winds and a few tornado touchdowns… but nothing quite like a category 4 or 5 hurricane ripping through a coastal…

North Korea and the Prayers of the Saints

A lot of fiery rhetoric is being thrown around the Korean Peninsula. North Korea has been developing and testing nuclear weapons for quite some time now, to the disdain of the United States and her allies.  Just a few days ago, NK tested their 6th nuclear bomb, this time believed to have been a powerful hydrogen…

To Live is Christ

On Sunday I preached a message on what it means to worship God at work.  Taking Philippians 1:20-21 as the biblical text, I shared how worshiping God is done when we do all things to make Christ look great.  I encouraged the congregation that this means we glorify Christ through the very work we do…

Lent

I have been pondering a lot about the purpose of Lent.  Growing up, I never really heard about Lent, possibly because I didn’t hear much in church anyway.  I mostly fell asleep during service and if ever I was awake, the preacher’s words went in one ear and out the other.  A few years ago…

The God of Blessings

Last week I had something happen to me that put me in awe of God to an even greater degree.  I believe God does these things to show us just how Awesome He is… I received a phone call from one of the new music stores in town.  The nice employee on the other end…

Need an adjustment?

A few weeks ago, my back started to feel all out of whack for the first time in a long time.  Years previous, my back was injured in the workplace and I had to get adjustments done at the Chiropractor and Osteopath so that I could walk and sit properly without pain.  After my visits…

All Things New

There is this house not too far from mine that was built over 100 years ago.  It is a small bungalow with two bedrooms and a basement.  The basement was unfinished and was still in the same shape as it was 100 years ago; dirt floors, old school farmhouse style walls, and dim lighting.  When…

Faith and Faithfulness.

In the Alpha course, I learned about a man named Charles Blondin.  Blondin was one of the most famous tight rope walkers of all time.  He is famous for a tight rope walk across the Niagara Gorge in 1859, and several other times afterwards. Blondin walked blindfolded, while pushing a wheelbarrel, and he even stopped in…