Category Archives: Family


I dig ‘Spooky’ Mulder as much as the next person. Well, maybe a lot more if the next person is my wife. But I’m astonished at our cultures tendency to jump to “conspiracy” when people step up and do something. … Continue reading

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The Intolerant Parable

Imagine we’re all at a party together. Good food, good drink, good music. We’re all just milling about and engaging in random conversations around the room. Eventually we’re all sitting or standing or leaning somewhere comfortable and the whole group … Continue reading

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Does God Care If We Get Bulls Tickets – Revisited

Today is my son Josh’s birthday and in honour of him and this special day I’m rerunning a post that’s almost 3 years old. He’s off to University now and living in another city and busy getting launched! This is … Continue reading

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My Wife’s Reputation

About 10 years ago I was asked to speak to a group of people at a camp/retreat setting in Newfoundland. I was there with friends to make some new friends and tell stories about Jesus. I was speaking a few … Continue reading

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Deserted Nest

We’re a house in transition these days. Nathan, our oldest, has just gotten engaged to the greatest girl in the world. He moved out and lives with some friends now but his engagement to Lindsay feels like not only the … Continue reading

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Hollywoodland part 2

Josh and I made our way down the Walk of Fame. Our goal was Grauman’s Chinese Theatre and the pickup point for our bus tour. My digital camera was low on batteries so our immediate search was for a corner … Continue reading

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Old Route 66 ends at a pier in Santa Monica. Josh and I walked the pier and the surrounding neighbourhood when we visited L.A. for Spring break. The morning after our surf lesson we cleaned up back at our hotel … Continue reading

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Adrift in L.A. the conclusion

So I stripped down to my mankini, reversed the suit to ‘right side out’ and struggled back in to it. The Elusive Donna and made me promise to wear the mankini under the wetsuit after my last experience with a … Continue reading

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Adrift in L.A. part 3

It was early L.A. time when I woke up. I had not adjusted to the time change very well. When 5 a.m. rolled around it felt like 9 a.m. to me and I couldn’t stay in bed. The night before, … Continue reading

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Adrift in L.A. part 2

We made a quick run for the Canadian Consulate in downtown L.A. The rental car was valet parked in the underground lot and we had to land at the Consulate before they closed for the day. We had an early … Continue reading

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