What would you give up for the ones you love?

What would you give up for the ones you love?

Have you ever given up something important to you to help someone you love? Perhaps you gave your money or your time; perhaps you gave up comfort or a possession you really loved. It is amazing the lengths that we will go to in order to help a loved one. In fact, a few years ago over 70 000 people were surveyed for the book, The Normal Bar. Survey participants were asked, “Have you given up an important part of yourself to keep your relationship together?” Of those married for 21 years or longer, 49% affirmed ...

Fighting Time

Fighting Time

I often find myself fighting against an immovable force. No matter what I do or how I maneuver, there is no way around it or through it. This force feels like my enemy, yet I do not want it to disappear. This force is merciless, plodding onward and dragging me with it. If I could slow it down, move freely within it, or somehow control it then perhaps I could eek out some kind of victory. Yet as much as I fight it, I cannot make time bend to my will.

Jesus' Resurrection is About More Than One Day

Jesus' Resurrection is About More Than One Day

Last weekend was Easter weekend. On Friday, we remembered Jesus' bloody sacrifice on the cross as he paid the price for our rejection of the Creator. On Sunday, we celebrated the fact that he did not stay dead; three days after his death he rose from the grave. These are great things to remember, and these days have great significance--but what does Christ's resurrection mean for people 2,000 years removed from it? And is all we're going to do with it spending one day with brightly coloured, egg-shaped chocolate?