The Passion of Sgt. Mackenzie

(for a better reading experience, press play on the video first and read to the music) There’s an epic scene (click here, but not yet) in the final moments of the movie We Were Soldiers, capturing the end of an absolutely ruthless battle in the thick of the Vietnam…

Why We Moved Downtown

Our living room downtown, cozy and quaint. Disclaimers: 1) Not everyone is called to the journey we are now walking. 2) This is a chapter for us, not the book. It could change someday. On April 1, Sara and I relocated to our house in downtown Fort St. John. It…

Holy Spirit or Hoky Ghost?

I highly recommend experiencing the God of the Universe first hand, having had a few life-changing encounters myself. Yet many of us steer clear of these mysterious moments because we’re either afraid, or we’ve witnessed some pretty hoky stuff. I’ve fallen into both camps, but it seems…

The Imitation Game

I watched The Imitation Game recently, a World War II film based on a true story. Some of you will be surprised that a pastor would give a thumbs up to a movie whose storyline revolves around a homosexual and his struggles. And I’m not saying I didn’t…

Words are Seeds

“A farmer went out to sow his seed. Some of it fell on the road; it was tramped down and the birds ate it. Other seed fell in the gravel; it sprouted, but withered because it didn’t have good roots. Other seed fell in the weeds; the weeds grew…

8 Reasons Heaven Will Be a Real Party

Is the kingdom of heaven a party? Really?! Or is it just a long church service in the sky - endless singing of hymns, offertories that last a million years, and sermonizing about sanctimonious piety? If so, sign me up (NOT!). I actually have good news (if you like having…