COVID-19: Tuppence A Bag

I don't always wake up with a song in my head, but today I did and it was, "Feed the birds, tuppence a bag." And so I got out of bed, got dressed, and went to find Lars and leave some granola bars for him.

It’s an area we call… the Twilight Zone

Gloves on, I push my cart past the security guard, past the bleaching station and toward the sliding doors. The normal whoosh as the doors part before me is the last normal sound I hear. The store is silent. No music coming down from the ceiling high above. No chit-chat between employees. No kids hanging …

COVID-19, Spring Break Day 3

I'm thinking I'll set some sit-up goals. Push-ups too. And maybe I'll grow my beard. That's something to do. ... "It's so obvious Christ is coming back soon," he said. "The wars, the famines, the pestilence, the unrest, the earthquakes... all happening like Jesus said."

COVID-19, Spring Break Day 2

I wore one of these masks in my own home today... It's hard, trying to just do the simple stuff while answering all the questions that no one has any real answers for yet... I keep telling the kids, "Live in the day. Tomorrow has enough worry of its own."... I'm thankful she still has a job to go to, but I am concerned she doesn't get burnt out.

COVID-19 Spring Break, Day 1

My wife has been named point person on the health authority's COVID-19 response team for our city, and her office-mate is point person for the two communities to our east. Please pray. As I understand it, they'll be working with and advising the municipal authorities for the duration of this... situation. They'll both need wisdom, yes, and healthy immune systems. Am I concerned? Not in a panicky way, no, but my wife was already near-exhausted before this change in her assignment. I do want her to get her rest.

Broke Down

You know when you go grocery shopping and you get that cart with the bad wheel in the front? The one that sticks, or lumps along, or pulls your cart to one side? Sucks, right? Imagine pushing that cart down the road as you leave town with everything you could find while scrounging through dumpsters. …

Is that Jesus?

My son saw me loading this sketch and asked, "Is that Jesus?" A Jack and Lars Update I haven't seen Jack since some time in October. I was in Tim Horton's, frustrated that I needed to get a job and couldn't just make it happen, angry that any job would take away time from me …

God Is Not Superman: Street Preaching (notebook)

God is not Superman! Superman, although fast, cannot be everywhere at once.  God is everywhere, all the time.  Superman, though strong, has weaknesses.  God is all powerful and therefore has no weakness.  Superman loves one human more than all the others.  God is no respecter of persons.  He loves us all equally.  The Bible says …

We Need a Book that Doesn’t Teach Christians to Fear Muslims!

Pentecostal Dave Delgado discusses his missionary story and street preaching with Mennonite Church Leaders Betty and Marg Betty: First let me say thank you for sharing your story with us. Marg: Yes, thank you. I’m still amazed that you took your children to such a hostile country. Dave: Well… when God says, “Go,” you don’t …