Erin and I try to get away someplace WWC (Warm, Without Children) once or twice a year. It does wonders for our marriage. I’m decidedly lazy when we get away because it’s always preceded by the same amount of work I always do crammed into the previous two weeks, so I find that I just want to sit on the beach. Even now with a … Continue reading Sharkelling
This Sunday is Easter Sunday and I do hope you’re celebrating more than the death of diet and resurrection of your chocolate addiction. I’m doing a series called Live Die Repeat (yes after the Tom Cruise movie) and have been thinking as deeply as someone like I can about the entire death/ life cycle. No matter your views about God every Easter we’re … Continue reading Seriously? Resurrection?
“Hey Pastor, before you get started we have a surprise for you!” …words that make every pastor shudder just a little… A friend of mine with a church in Calgary had a well meaning attender find him during the final songs of the experience just before he stepped on stage to preach. The news that couldn’t wait? “Hey, I thought you’d want to know that … Continue reading Mascots are Scary
I’ve been married long enough to be amused by star-struck lovers. “Oh Pastor, you don’t understand! We’re in LOVE. We have a song! We’re not going to have problems like other married people.” Right. Let me throw up in my mouth a little… I get it. What would someone who’s STILL married after all these years know about marriage? What would someone who’s twenty years … Continue reading They Have a Song…
Remember the giant Easter Egg Hunt that happened in Airdrie every year? It’s baaaaack! Easter Sunday morning Venue is running our Easter Experience at 10:30 am at the Bert Church Live Theatre with the giant Easter Egg Hunt event beginning about an hour later in the Ed EGGerer Field (appropriately named) and surrounding areas. Here’s the plan, and when I say plan here’s what my … Continue reading Airdrie Easter
“Dad! There’s a Montana’s in Airdrie now! We should go for my birthday! Kids eat free on Tuesdays!” ….further proof that marketing works on children…. No need to thank me Montana’s or send me a gift certificate. No need at all:) Now it should be noted that we’re not super into the cowboy scene as a family, but we are into eating ribs. And our … Continue reading Montana’s
Our goldfish Sushi died one night. Were there tears in my home the next day? Sadly yes. I had preached a sermon and made fun of goldfish as pets (or something) about a year ago which elicited a dark response from the audience. I responded “Wow Airdrie, did I miss some sort of goldfish smuggling operation in the City?” One of my guys thought it … Continue reading Death of Sushi