Entries by ralph

Take a Deep Breathe (Covid-19)

Well, there was toilet paper in one of two stores I went to this morning during the “Seniors Shopping” hour. And, with my trusty small bottle of hand sanitizer in my pocket I was able to defeat all the germs that were attacking me (at least in my imagination). And, I worked hard not to […]

How to Deal With Betrayal

As a healthy Christian you are called to build relationships with those you come into contact with. This means opening your life and even your heart at time. Opening up to believer and non-believer alike. And, when we live relationally; when we are transparent and vulnerable; when we invite others into our lives … we […]

A Sense of Urgency

Everything and everyone currently seems to be on “urgent.” It is urgent that we keep 2 meters distance between us. It is urgent that we self-isolate to slow down the spread of Covid-19. It is urgent not to be in groups bigger than 50 or 5 or 2 depending where you live. Because of the […]

Coronavirus Response

We are on total shutdown due to the rapid spread of the Covet-19 strain of the Coronavirus.  Each days we receive reports of the number of new cases and the increasing number of deaths due to this epidemic. We listen carefully for further instructions and notices of shutdowns. As I write this MacDonald’s has just […]

Loss of a Friend

Guest blogger – Bill (William) Lewis, Apostle, Author, and Teacher By now everyone is affected by the coronavirus. It is changing our lives whether we have the sickness or not. It has been declared a pandemic. It has stretched its deadly effects throughout the world. The fear that has been generated is in some ways […]

Take Responsibility

Adam and Eve were the first finger-pointing couple on the planet. When things went wrong, Adam said to God, “It’s the woman’s fault.” Eve said, “It’s the devil’s fault.” Ever since then humanity has become experts in making excuses, playing the victim, and shifting the blame. Owning our story means that we own our relationships […]

Criticism – Inevitable If…

Steve Jobs, co-founder of Apple, said, “If you want to make a dent in the universe, you’re going to take a few dents in your armour here and there.” When you do anything you will find out that someone will be critical. And, if you just sit there and do nothing, someone will be critical. […]

Criticism

Dale Carnegie said, “Any fool can criticize, complain, and condemn – and most folks do. But it takes character and self-control to be understanding and forgiving.” Aristotle the philosopher once said, “There is only one way to avoid criticism: do nothing, say nothing, and be nothing.” Criticism is a part of every day life for […]

Who Do You Think You Are?

As believers we need to discover who we really are in Christ. And, I don’t just mean rhyming off a bible verse or two … “I am an ambassador of Christ,” “I am a minister of reconciliation,” I am a new creature in Christ” (see 2 Corinthians 5). It’s all head knowledge and simple information […]