So 2017 has officially started! While ushering in the new year is always exciting, equally exciting is saying goodbye to the previous year.
Many people like to go out and celebrate New Year’s Eve, toasting friends and family with champagne, fireworks and midnight kisses. But there are some of us who say ‘no’ to the obligatory year-end parties and champagne so that we can hole up for a couple of days and binge watch episode after episode of “The Twilight Zone”. Continue reading
As Spring brings forth the promise of new life, so January 1st sets the stage for new hopes, dreams, promises and beginnings. A new year is a time for letting go of the trials and tribulations of yesterday and focusing on where you want to be tomorrow.
To all of my friends and followers, may the Lord bless you in 2017. When life seems too much to bear, remember the verses below. With God, all things are possible. And if you put your trust in Jesus, He’ll never leave you.
Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain.
~ 1 Corinthians 15:58 Continue reading
There’s no denying it: 2016 has been a rough one. The celebrity death-count is on a seemingly non-stop roll. Prince, Alan Thicke, David Bowie, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Leonard Cohen, Pete Burns, Gene Wilder, Anton Yelchin, Joanie “Chyna” Laurer, Muhammad Ali, Harper Lee, Alan Rickman, and most recently George Michael, Carrie Fisher, and Debbie Reynolds. And don’t even get me started on the election where people might as well have been asked to choose between Stalin and Hitler.
Yes, the world is waiting with bated breath for the clock to chime midnight on New Year’s Eve, hopeful that ushering in a new year will somehow put an end to the insanity.
So as we prepare to say goodbye to the horror that was 2016, I want to take a few moments to celebrate the one thing this year was good for: It marked the 50th anniversary of 1966.
1966 was a great year, especially for TV. And 50 years is a true milestone. So wow, where do I even begin? Continue reading
Even when I was a kid, Christmas was my favourite time of year. But I got into the Christmas spirit long before November rolled around and we were able to start hauling boxes of decorations down from the closet. For me, the true kick-off to Christmas began in mid-September — when the annual Sears Christmas Wish Book was released.
I knew I’d have to wait until the middle of the month, but as soon as the August calendar page was gone, the anticipation began to build. Every day, I opened the mailbox with baited breath, absolutely itching to get my hands on the new catalogue. Continue reading
“I think there must be something wrong with me. I just don’t understand Christmas, I guess. I like getting presents and sending Christmas cards and decorating trees and all that, but I’m still not happy.”
Just what is the true meaning of Christmas, Charlie Brown?
In 1965, that’s the age-old question that Peanut’s creator Charles M. Schulz set out to answer.
“A Charlie Brown Christmas” premiered December 9, 1965 at 7:30 pm on CBS. For 51 years, this heartwarming holiday special has captured the imagination of children and adults alike. A Christmas-viewing is a tradition in many homes, and for good reason — it’s good, wholesome entertainment for the whole family, and shines a big ol’ light on the true meaning of Christmas. Continue reading
Therefore the Lord Himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call His name Immanuel.
~ Isaiah 7:14
Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call His name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us.
~ Matthew 1:23 Continue reading
When we discuss Twilight Zone episodes, we’re usually talking about our favourites — “The Howling Man”. Or the most famous — “Time Enough At Last”. Or the worst — “Hocus-Pocus and Frisby”. But recently I was watching “The Obsolete Man” (an episode that didn’t even make my Top 25 list) and it got me thinking: What are the best episodes of The Twilight Zone? Continue reading
On November 11th, Armistice Day is celebrated in many countries around the world. A moment of silence at 11 a.m. commemorates the signing of the armistice between the Allies and Germany on November 11, 1918. In Canada, we now refer to it as Remembrance Day, but regardless of what you want to call it, its meaning remains the same. Continue reading
If I were a voting American, on Tuesday I’d “spoil” my ballot with “Truth and Love, Jesus is His name”. Today’s verses are for any of you who are feeling anxious or afraid about the impending election (or anything else, for that matter). Always remember the One who is watching over us.
Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.
You, Lord, keep my lamp burning; my God turns my darkness into light.
~ Psalm 18:28
Many are the plans in a man’s heart, but it is the LORD’s purpose that prevails.
~ Proverbs 19:21 Continue reading