31. It has begun… look up and take hold.

The unspoken, universal announcement has been made. The lights are up, the decoration-plans executed. Retail and wholesale are ready for the harvest and their advertising campaigns spell out the demands of the season. Headaches over gifts and travel plans are painful and real and emphasize the heavy, hurting burden of the so-called time of joy…

22. Where is your God?

Post modern people sneer at believers. They rant about alleged inconsistencies in the Bible and nurse their bitterness about church hurt and disappointment with God. They cling to a twisted perception of what God should be in their unchallenged, intellectual approach to things unseen, beyond the realms of the mind. Christians rarely have the answers…

21. This amazing power…

Welcome back Pebble pals. We are still celebrating Pentecost, the Feast of the first fruits of the harvest fifty days after Easter. It is a time to be aware of the amazing power given those who wait on the promise of the Holy Spirit. Spiritual ghosts are dangerous. Paul warns us in the book of…

11. Go on, open up – it is all yours!

Over most of the world the Christmas trees are up and on. Here in Canada December are marked by long dark hours and every lit tree makes a difference. In all the shops everything around the Feast of Light becomes more beautiful every year. It is with delight that I enjoy the wide variety of…