Category Archives: Gift of God

Judged for failing to enjoy

There’s an old Jewish saying that we’ll be judged for all the good things God has given that we failed to appreciate. It reminds me of the traveller who met an old priest high in the mountains, who told him … Continue reading

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God’s promises are not given to be carried round in our heads

According to the Prarie Overcomer, Crowfoot, the great chief of the Blackfoot tribes living in southern Alberta, gave the Canadian Pacific Railway permission to cross Blackfoot land from the town of Medicine Hat right through to Calgary. In return, the … Continue reading

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Wisdom, knowledge, and joy

Daniel Gilbert of Harvard University did a survey of one hundred university lecturers both before and after they found out if they had received tenure in their positions. They all expected to be quite happy if they got tenure and … Continue reading

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Queen’s Commission

When I became an Army chaplain I felt embarrassed that I’d been given the Queen’s Commission without having gone through the same long and gruelling military process that general service officers went through to earn theirs. Eventually it was a … Continue reading

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