A faith that won't waver that stands like a wall Strong and tight we're united Standing each to protect all We will face down fear We will fight back Our sword and shield are mighty against all that tries to attack We won't turn away We won't run Forever looking forward to victory Made warriors … Continue reading Warriors Of God (poem)
I had a moment this evening that made me chuckle, look up, and say, "alright, God, I know that was you." Last night I was driving home from church and feeling a bit low because of the events of our first service at our newest campus. You can read about it here. I had been … Continue reading Eyes opened anew
And it is our job to go out into the world and spread that word . . . Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am … Continue reading Our most important job from God . . . Spread His word.
Living a lieNot who I pretend to beFaith is just words,a mask for you to seeInside lurks the truthclawing to get outIt hides even from mebut appears with a vengeful shoutFighting to hold it inFighting to beat it downBefore it overcomes meBefore in Hell I drownEveryone else can see itI'm the only one that believes … Continue reading Lost (poem)
SAVE MY LIFE SIDEWALK PROPHETS We’ve met half a dozen times I know your name I know you don’t know mine But I won’t hold that against you You come here every Friday night I take your order and try to be polite And hide what I’ve been going through If you looked me right … Continue reading How can I pray for you today?
I AM NEW JASON GRAY Now I won't deny The worst you could say about me But I'm not defined By mistakes that I've made Because God says of me I am not who I was I am being remade I am new I am chosen and holy And I'm dearly loved I am new … Continue reading I Am New – Jason Gray
Let’s face it. We live in a world where corporate greed is the standard. All we hear about are the CEO’s who make all their money off the backs of the paycheck-to-paycheck workers. Rarely do we hear about a business owner who feels so blessed by his success that he celebrates it by giving back to the community that made him successful. He doesn’t do it for the tax break. He doesn’t do it so that his store can get some good P-R. He doesn’t do it because he has to. He does it because he can, because he wants to. The bag lunches that he passes out to the homeless in his community may not change the world, but you can bet that they mean the world to the recipients. He is changing the world for them. That is the definition of giving.
Until next time . . .
It was a waiter’s rudeness that prompted a Lebanese immigrant to donate more than 128,000 sandwiches to hungry residents of Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside.
Salam Kahil, who lives in the poverty-stricken neighbourhood and owns La Charcuterie Delicatessen in Surrey, has brought sandwiches to his hungriest neighbours every month since making a promise to feed them in 1986, but now he’s helping more than ever and celebrating Thanksgiving by donating 500 brown bag lunches.
Kahil moved to Montreal from Lebanon in 1979, when a violent, escalating civil war spurred a mass exodus from the country.
Broke and hungry, he came to Vancouver six years later and took a job at a restaurant where the head waiter treated him so cruelly during a shift, he resolved to quit, but only after earning his free daily meal.
“I was crying all the way to my home,” Kahil told The Province. “And I made a…
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A friend and I were talking at work today about things we want to do before we die . . . yes, the proverbial bucket list conversation. It turns out that there are several websites offering inspiration to those looking to make their own bucket list. Try bucketlist.org, bucketlistjourney.net, or bucketlist.net. What inspired this conversation … Continue reading Broadway, graffiti, a guitar, and a list
I have a habit of taking screenshots of favorite bible verses on my phone. I do this for quick reference when I sit down in the evening for my bible study. Tonight I came across a screenshot I took several days ago of 1 Corinthians 15:33 . . . Do not be misled: “Bad company corrupts … Continue reading Confessions of a Friday night-Revisited
This has been weighing so heavily on my heart for the past several days . . . I saw the drummer last Friday night. Through a post on Facebook from a mutual friend of ours I knew where the drummer would be playing that night. I knew that morning that I would be sitting there … Continue reading Confessions of a Friday night