Civic Responsibilities and Spiritual Duties

  Discover how Jesus' words in Matthew 22:21 shed light on the balance between fulfilling civic responsibilities and spiritual duties. Introduction In the Gospel of Matthew, chapter 22, verse 21, Jesus' response to a question about paying taxes to Caesar holds...

Barely Afloat?

Our condo overlooks the Grand River, with a view that never ceases to amaze me. With coffee and Bible, I greet the early morning from our balcony with the same freshness and expectancy that each day brings. The serenity of the moment is often punctuated by fish...

Wisdom and Fools

I have done many foolish things in my life but would not equate myself with being a fool. Yet by whose definition? I have been quick to call someone else a fool but would never wish to label myself as such. In fact I would probably take quick offense if labelled in...

Is A Fool Wise?

I have yet to meet a person who would consider himself a fool. In fact quite the opposite is true. Most would see themselves as wise and sagacious, with keen understanding and perception. The criteria though, often used for self-evaluation, tends to be subjective. So...

Oops! My Tongue Slipped

In the last blog I spoke of my own struggles in trying to clean up my language and the internal angst that I felt in not being able to do this.Though I do not like to think of myself as living with "hypocritical behaviour", only until I "fessed up" was I able to take...

Oops! My Tongue Slipped

Early in my life I had a foul mouth, what some would call a "potty" mouth. My vocabulary could be quite expressive. Whatever group I was with, especially work colleagues, reflected what kind of words I used. If they flowed with the "f..." bombs I could keep up. If...

Opinions Are Only That

This fall I had a health scare: incoherent speech, drooling and numbness. I felt that I was having a stroke. Esther quickly drove me to the hospital and I was wired up. Being somewhat a private person I was suddenly the center of attention and felt not only the...

Wisdom Gives Clarity

Last week there was a news report of a gold prospector in Australia who searched out and found a nugget weighing over 100 ounces. In the same paper I read of another gold prospector, in his quest to discover the mother lode, lost his family in this pursuit for wealth....

Wisdom In Financial Status

There are various similarities with the France of the late 1700's and the day we live in. One of these was the financial disparity that existed between the privileged few (1%) and the majority of the people. The "Dragon's Den" of the 1700's saw the wealthy who...

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Dave Griggs, MDiv