Tag Archives: Construction

The Expulsive Power of a New Affection

Like a tenacious self-adhesive label, it stuck. Like a subcutaneous tattoo, it has never been erased from my consciousness. The late Dr. Oswald J. Smith, founding pastor of People’s Church in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, wrote about “The expulsive power of … Continue reading

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Sacramental, Eucharistic Service

A series of hands outstretched in greeting, backed by smiling faces, welcomed us when my wife and I entered the sanctuary. I thrilled at hearing the magnificent organ skilfully played in prelude and wished, as I quite often do, that … Continue reading

Posted in Cenotaph Service, Honour, Hope, Inspirational, Kindness, Opinions, P-Pep! Column, Prayer for "enemies", Remembrance / Veterans, Return of Christ, WWI, WWII | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Remembering *Their* Pain, Too!

On Remembrance Day, Wei Chen, host of CBC’s Ontario Morning radio program, invited her listeners to email or call in, telling their stories about whom they would be remembering. Every now and then, she read out responses between news spots, … Continue reading

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The Building Project (Guest Post by Peter Cusick)

My friend Peter Cusick generously gave permission for us to reprint an article* he recently posted online. I like his to-the-point writing style and his engaging, inimitable preaching. (Peter is lead pastor of St. Thomas Pentecostal Church (in St. Thomas, … Continue reading

Posted in Advice, Building, character formation, Construction, Divine Wisdom, Foundations, Limitations, Matthew 7:24-25, Opinions, P-Pep! Column, Peter Cusick, Quality Tools, STPA | Tagged , , , , , , | 2 Comments