Right from the get go, when I prayed this morning, Jesus talked to me about idleness. "To whom will you compare me? Or who is my equal?” says the Holy One. Lift up your eyes and look to the heavens: Who created all these? He who brings out the starry host one by one and…

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FAIR TRADE MATTERS: Bananas and Fruit

Bananas are by far the most consumed fruit in North America. Most of these bananas are grown on large plantation sites, where the workers often live there and are grossly underpaid, primarily in Ecuador, Guatemala, and Costa Rica. Under extremely unhealthy working conditions, with no benefits, and making only 1-3% of the profits of these…

Trends Change, Jesus Doesn’t: Grade 7/8 Youth Sermon November 23, 2017

Have you guys ever had an embarrassing moment?  I can think of one of mine. I was at work, Starbucks, running the drive thru window. The lady at window was waiting on her venti extra hot 8 pump nonfat no foam chai tea latte. When it was handed to me by a fellow barista to…

My Favourite Breakfast “Ice Cream”

My favourite morning meal, hands down, is a thick, frothy, creamy, fatty, sweet smoothie bowl. With chocolate. And peanut butter. And that's FILLING. Here is my recipe for the perfect texture, perfect flavour, perfectly filling morning "ice cream" bowl. It is OUT OF THIS WORLD. Ingredients 1.5-2 frozen bananas, in chunks 1 scoop chocolate protein…

Sermon Notes from Speaking at Young Adults Night: A Holy Seal

I think everyone knows a Leafs fanatic. My dad is the biggest leafs fan. In fact, his basement is Leafs EVERYTHING. I don't often watch games with him, so I didn't always fully understand the games.   Those of you who are Leafs fans will remember Game 7 against the Bruins in 2013. A game…