Book Reviews, history, Memoir, nature, Non-fiction, Public Domain

South: The story of Shackleton’s 1914-1917 Expedition – Review (repost)

It was a thrill to hear, yesterday, that Sir Ernest Shackleton’s ship Endurance was found in Antarctica’s Weddell Sea. If you’re interested in the story of the exploratory expedition to Antarctica, during which the Endurance was crushed by sea ice and sank, I recommend Shackleton’s riveting book South. I read and reviewed it in 2020.… Continue reading South: The story of Shackleton’s 1914-1917 Expedition – Review (repost)

Biography, Book Reviews, Christian living, history, Religious

God’s Firestarters – review

Did you know that Katharina was the one who proposed marriage to Martin Luther, that Charles and John Wesley met with scandal and opposition in America, and that John Newton was a bad-tempered, rebellious alcoholic. Ed and Janice Hird reveal these historical bits and many more in their recently released book God’s Firestarters—Preparing Our Families… Continue reading God’s Firestarters – review

Book Reviews, history, Memoir

Shikataganai–It Can’t Be Helped (review)

In years past we have attended the PNE (Pacific National Exhibition) and visited the barns on the fair grounds. However, I will never view them with the same casual attitude I have till now, after reading Sumi Kinoshita’s book Shikataganai—It Can’t Be Helped. That’s because those barns at Hastings Park became the home of Canadians… Continue reading Shikataganai–It Can’t Be Helped (review)

history, Objects, Poems by others, Poetry Friday

A poem about my name!

It’s a real treat to get anything by snail mail these days. When that envelope in the mail contains a poem, that’s a double treat. When that poem is from our own Tabatha Yeatts and it celebrates one’s own name, that’s a treat in multiples! Tabatha sent me this poem about violets for round one… Continue reading A poem about my name!

history, People, Poetry Friday

Dominion Dreams

Tomorrow (July 1st) is a very special day in Canada. For not only is it our nation’s national holiday—Canada Day—(like the U.S’s 4th of July), but this year we celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday on this day. I have been well aware of the specialness of this year for quite some time. Eighteen months ago our… Continue reading Dominion Dreams

history, light, People, Personal

“Glider crash lands on store”

“Glider Crash Lands on Store” The kid set his glider down on the roof. No, I’m not kidding it isn’t a spoof. He’s a registered pilot not prankster or goof. It sounded like lumber that fell off a truck. The plane made a hole and the pilot was stuck near traffic lights, wires— incredible luck!… Continue reading “Glider crash lands on store”

history, Religious

Machine

Machine Assembly begins the day Lucifer is fired from the Father’s project. Since then everything on earth has been sacrificed to construct this apparatus. Millennia of patient assembly leads to today’s precise Pharisaic gears meshing Roman justice with Judas cog to draw Son into Evil’s engine. He is denied even a simple wheel to drag… Continue reading Machine

history, Religious

Lucifer at Calvary

Lucifer at Calvary From the opening whistle in the garden it’s been an even match though He boastfully predicted I’d be left with a crushed head. I’ve played my hand well countered Abraham with Lot Isaac with Ishmael the Israelites with the Egyptians David with Absalom. My several setbacks? Blame them on bad luck. The… Continue reading Lucifer at Calvary

history, nature, Poetry Friday

Warbler’s Confession

Warbler's Confession (After witnessing a strange sight in the French Alps, March 24, 2015) Today one of those giant fowl passed with the grandest roar I watched with admiration how this mighty bird could soar. But then it did the oddest thing a most peculiar sight changed attitude from up to down descended like a… Continue reading Warbler’s Confession

history, Pantoum, People, Poetry Friday

Leah

Leah “…bury me with my fathers…. There they buried Abraham and Sarah…Isaac and Rebekah…and there I buried Leah” - Jacob in Genesis 49:29-31 The morning after Jacob lay with me even my weak eyes saw his anger. When I give him a son he will love me. Even my weak eyes saw his joy at… Continue reading Leah