Life

I’d be lying if I said that day meant nothing to me…

This post is belated by two days. I’m sure I don’t need to explain to any of you what this post is about, or the significance of that date.   I never thought I would have trouble pouring out the swirling thoughts and emotions regarding September 11 and it’s ten year anniversary, but I was wrong. I sat down to …

Are you a fan of Jesus?

I was listening to the radio the other morning, and the morning show host brought up this new ‘campaign’ that is being launched by some prominent Christians called ‘Not a fan‘.   Their idea is that they are followers of Jesus, not fans, because fans, like sports fans, are fickle and fall off the bandwagon. Personally, I disagree. So did …

A country in mourning…

This is a little belated, but I wanted to make sure that I knew exactly what I wanted to say before I wrote it.   As some of you may have heard, one of Canada’s political leaders, Jack Layton of the NDP (New Democratic Party) passed away on Monday morning.   Normally, Canadians aren’t affected that greatly by the death …

Truth vs lie.

This is what my heart says:   I have to impress God if I want him to love me. I have to prove myself for God to love me as I am. I have to be perfect and sinless, because Christ’s death was not meant for me.   Every time I think I have to impress Him, I am placing …

When acceptance, or the lackthereof, leads to death…

My small little town has been in the news a fair chunk lately. And not once for something positive. First, it was the woman who went missing, and was found murdered twenty minutes outside of town.   Now, it’s about a double-suicide. A story that went as far as to reach the apparently ever-famous Perez Hilton.   What is the …

When the heartbreaking gets blackened by the heartless…

It’s September 11th. Every year since the Twin Towers, I’ve written some sort of post to commemorate. A post to remember those whose lives were taken in an act of cruelty and horror that seems almost unreal. That should have stayed in the movies, but somehow crossed into reality.   Each year, as the day goes on, I feel my …

This kind of stuff isn’t supposed to happen in real life…

I keep waiting for someone from CSI or Criminal Minds to pop up and yell ‘CUT!’ and all this news to turn out to be nothing more than the filming of an episode. It’s so surreal, and so heartbreaking.   For those of you who didn’t see my last post about the investigation in the disappearance of a local woman, …

Questions that Go Unanswered

I don’t know about most people, but I know there are a group of questions in my mind that are my downfall. Questions that haunt me and fester and burn until I hit a point where I just can’t take them anymore.   I try to be strong, to convince myself that I don’t need answers, because the answers are …

Pray

Do you ever have those moments where it feels like God has taken a sledgehammer and knocked you upside the head with it? Towards the end of To Save a Life, I definitely got one of those. It wasn’t lovely. It hurt. Emotionally, spiritually, and I’m sure I felt the physical reverberations of it. At that point in the movie …

It Only Takes One To Make a Difference

Tonight the movie To Save a Life was shown at our church by our somewhat local radio station. I knew prior to attending the movie it would have a huge impact on me. The previews alone left me weeping every time I heard them. The main premise to the movie itself was one that wrenched my heart. It was something …