Remember the ShamWow guy on TV? Our family does. Erin and I were laughing this morning about some of the funny things our girls have asked for at Christmas, and ShamWow is right up there with them. Back in the day before DVR we were only faced with a couple of terrible options when commercials came on: Continue watching them. Engage in meaningful conversation with … Continue reading A ShamWow Christmas
If humility is the opposite of pride, what is the opposite of anger? This Christmas season we could stretch the conversation to “peace on earth” or “acceptance” or other mild words, but I’m not a mild person and needed to define it in a way I could actually apply it. “Acceptance” to me sounds like “victim” and I hate thinking of myself that way so … Continue reading The Opposite of Anger
I think I’ve fallen into the trap of thinking that quiet people are humble and loud people are proud. We’re in a series at Venue called Bad Timing (aka the things we struggle with that throw our timing off) and the discussion at small group last night was about pride. We asked “What traits do you like best about humble people?” It was a great … Continue reading Humble AND Loud?
I’m experimenting with a theory right now… I think Canadians are 40% happier when the sun is out. Where did I come up with this number? In my head. Stats are for boring people and I’m not boring. 65% of people would agree with that. Ever notice when you drive to work that it’s easier to be down when it’s dull outside? I have. Now, … Continue reading Canadians need Sunshine
I love getting a new phone until I actually get it. We have a small business plan with a certain provider which was a pretty amazing one, not that the provider is all that amazing but because their rep just kept offering me better and better deals. His name is Sam. Sam knew everything there was to know about the available plans and phones and … Continue reading New Phone Pain
Whether we like it or not, people died to protect our freedom in this country. They made the ultimate sacrifice for us to live, cried so we could laugh, gave up their freedom so we could use ours for silly things like complaining about traffic in Airdrie. Venue Church had a special Remembrance Day service merged with a “let’s remember God’s sacrifice too” service (don’t … Continue reading What Freedom was For
What happened to THE TRUTH being this robust thing that could weather the storm of emotion and reason, tragedy and victory? Are the days gone when people dig for the truth until they find it? Is it out of fashion? Is it just too hard for today’s young people? I find it ironic that Reality TV has replaced actual reality with it’s greasy “honesty” and … Continue reading The Truth