Saturday, December 23, 2006


This Christmas, think of the Inn Keeper in the Christmas story. He flatly turned away Mary and Joseph that there was no room for them at the inn. He probably looked at the hagard Mary in her advanced pregnacy and suggested the stable as an afterthought. He was the happiest man at what happened next. He witnessed the happiest birthday bash ever. I strongly believe that he went to Mary and asked her if he could hold baby Jesus in his hands. How he wished he he had given her more decent surroundings! The best present this Christmas is to make room in your heart for Him who had no room at the inn. Merry Chritsmas to you.

Monday, December 18, 2006


Here is how one of his experiences was described:
"Tales were told as later coffee was sipped and the red embers of the fire glowed in retreat from night air. As the travellers spoke and later slept, their weary bodies were lulled by Africa's choruses. Crickets quietly chirped continuously to one another, while an owl would let out a cosy 'coo oo' in call to a mate. Occasionally large animals such as the hyena and jackal would call out defiantly into the night as the thousands of twinkling stars awaited the moonrise."
The above quote is from Rob Mackenzie's (1993) DAVID LIVINGSTONE THE TRUTH BEHIND THE LEGEND, Fig Tree Publications, Zimbabwe

Tuesday, December 05, 2006


A Toronto man took his wife of 40 years (plus children) to a local hotel to celebrate their 40th wedding annivesary. He decided to give his wife and kids a real treat and asked them to order anything they wanted on the menu. It was a real sumptuous meal and the drinks were top class. At long last, the bill came and the man was dreading what it would come to. He had planned all along to simply close his eyes and put the bill on plastic. All he wanted on this day was to entertain his darling wife and kids. To his surprise and disbelief, the bill came to nothing! The waitress pointed to the lone man in the corner and said , "He has paid everything including the tip." The man went over to the corner and said, "Sir, you didn't have to pay the bill. I know that it is quite high and I don't want to be a burdern on you." The lone man simply smiled and said, "Listen son, I am a Judge and I am always presiding over divorce cases. I was so thrilled to see you celebrating your annivesary with your wife and children. I wish many more couples would do the same so that I don't have to sign divorce papers. Please accept my gesture as a present for your annivesary." The man was lost for words but thanked the Judge.

Note. The story was part of a sermon on building strong families as told by my Pastor at Faith Baptist Church- Regina