A couple days after the COVID-19 was declared a pandemic, I dropped my wife at work and went to the grocery store to pick up a few items. It was around 9 am, just an hour after the store opened. I thought by going early I would avoid the line ups (I'm sure everyone did), … Continue reading Navigating through the COVID-19 Storm
“My life has been filled with terrible misfortune; most of which never happened.” - Michel de Montaigne I chuckled to myself when I first read this quote. It's relatable, and quite frankly, true. Maybe not to the extent of miserable and terrible misfortune, but many of us walk around worrying about things that probably are … Continue reading What to Remember When you Start to Worry
What comes to mind when you think of Christianity? An archaic religion? Anti-progressive? Maybe irrelevant? These are common sentiments I've gathered from conversations with people over the years. However, what I've noticed is that people hardly have an issue with Jesus. Many people (I believe) would be open to following Him if they understood the significance of … Continue reading Is Christianity still Relevant Today?
The autobiography of Frederick Douglas is a fascinating story of a man who being born into slavery, fought his way to freedom. He was born in Maryland, most likely in the early 1800s as he didn't know his exact age. He also didn't know his father, but by his skin complexion, he suspected him to … Continue reading Book Review: The Autobiography of Frederick Douglas
Almost every year, I volunteer at the most exciting Christian summer camp for teenagers called "North East Teen Camp," located in Maine. I usually serve as a counsellor, a role that includes leading spiritual discussions, engaging teens in camp activities, doing one on one mentoring, and much more. Last summer I was given a couple … Continue reading Who Do you Turn to for Help?
When you hear the word "church" what comes to your mind? Is it an old building with stain glass windows and wooden benches? Is it a newer building with a stage and a band? Well, a lot of people seem to think that. Growing up, I always thought church was the building I attended every … Continue reading What is Church?
Although Canadians and Americans celebrate thanksgiving in different months, I'm sure we can all agree on one thing: it's a beautiful time of the year. The leaves are changing, apples are ready to pick, and families get together for good food. For most people it's also a time to focus on gratitude. However, thanksgiving shouldn't … Continue reading Gratitude is about your Perspective not Circumstances
Published in 1989, Stephen Covey's book "7 Habits of highly effective people" has impacted thousands of people around the world by helping them shift their perspective on how they think about life, goals, and success. After reading this book, I would recommend it to anyone trying to grow more in the following areas: Self-discipline Time … Continue reading Book Review: 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
I remember reading the Bible for the very first time: I was 19 years old, just graduated high school and taking a year off before heading to University. Around this time, I was also questioning everything about my life. I was seeking for something deeper to live for, for meaning and purpose, for something compelling … Continue reading Christianity is more about Application and Less about Information
For years historians have debated if Jesus was a real historical figure, but that debate is now over. Most historians, whether believers or not, will testify that Jesus of Nazareth certainly existed and was executed under the Roman empire. Whether He raised from the dead or not is the real question. So... Did He really … Continue reading Did Jesus Really Raise from the Dead?