Archive | January 2018

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Even a million dollars would not buy God’s love- Teaching Time on Jesus Cleansing the Temple for January 21, 2018

Take a few minutes to listen to these three songs, all performed by great Canadian recording artists: I heard an interview on Thursday with some members of Bare Naked Ladies. The interviewer Tom Power, offered his own take on the million dollars song. He said despite its upbeat tune, and goofy lyrics about kraft dinner, […]

Saving the best for last: Jesus and Dr. King- teaching time for Martin Luther King Jr. Sunday, January 14, 2018

This July, Lexie and I celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary. (We each needed special permission to be married, since we were 12 years old at the time.) We were married at one of the churches where Lexie was the minister, in southern Manitoba. Lexie had friends and parishioners in at least 3 or 4 little […]

Jesus, Woody the Cowboy, and John Wesley- teaching time for January 7, 2018

Have you seen the old Pixar movie, “Toy Story 2”? Woody, the Cowboy, is toy-napped by a collector, who plans to sell him to a museum. The collector locked Woody into a room which contained other valuable toys. As soon as the collector left, Woody sprang into action, looking for a way to escape. Woody […]

Being Good News (for Dec. 31, 2017)

Every year Mrs. Cynthia Valleau, an 8th grade teacher at Hurricane Middle School in West Virginia puts up a Christmas tree in her classroom, and decorates it with angels. Each angel represents a child in need. Early this December, her homeroom class took an angel from the tree that represented a little girl who asked […]