Life Lessons

Every day we are bombarded with news from our communities, countries, and around the world. Disasters, tragedies, wars, environmental issues, politics, corporate scandals, social and lifestyle issues, winners and losers. The media has touched every part of our lives – feeding us the same information on world events and happenings – creating a bond shared among citizens of this planet.

Can we, in return, use the media’s news in our own lives? Can we learn deeper ‘life’ lessons from the same stories splashed across the news? Every couple of weeks, a new story is added to this section. Why would we add a piece of news here? We hope that by comparing and contrasting parts of the story to the spiritual side of your life, you will dig deeper also, and think about your own personal relationship with God.

If the life lesson drawn from the story conflicts with your thinking, please email and let us know. If the story has raised a question or concern in your mind, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us personally.

Life Lessons

ELVIS – Was He a Christian?

By On August 15, 2017

 January 8, 1935 – August 16, 1977 Originally posted August 26, 2010 Was Elvis a Christian? Let me check my device. Yes, I have 38 Gospel songs by Elvis Presley on my gadget.  And that’s not them all. He recorded over 80 Gospel tracks during his career. If nothing else, the King of Rock and Roll knew many lyrics that…

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Muhammad Ali – “I Just Want to Get to Heaven.”

By On July 27, 2017

Incredibly short – that’s what life is! It’s but a dash between the first knock-out to the last knock-down. The dash for Muhammad Ali looked like this: 1942 – 2016. What happens to all, happened to the self-proclaimed greatest. You know your four-number configuration to the left of the dash but you don’t know how quickly the numbers will be…

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Prepare to Die – Quitbit

By On June 7, 2017

In 2016, the Mount Pleasant Group of Funeral Homes released the commercial below. In one sense, it’s mildly humorous but from a real-life perspective – it’s deadly serious. One of Canada’s national newspapers, The Globe and Mail introduced their story on the unique commercial this way: With a panoply of tech tools and toys, it’s now possible to quantify almost everything…

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Confederation Bridge – Come to PEI

By On May 30, 2017

Okay. I am from Prince Edward Island. If you detect even a hint of a bias – please be gracious in your response. Long before the initials of P.E.I. were known, the Island had other names. The European explorer Jacques Cartier came across the island in 1534 and recorded: “the fairest land ’tis possible to see!” But Cartier wasn’t the…

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Big Lottery Win: Generosity Second to None

By On April 26, 2017

Neighbours talked about it. Journalists wrote stories about it. Coffee shops were a-buzz with the extraordinary news. And it spread across Canada and eventually around the world by major media outlets. It was a heart-touching story of outstanding generosity and selflessness. Allen and Violet Large had been married for 36 years. They worked hard. Allen was a welder and Violet…

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The Collapse of the Summit Cornice

By On April 21, 2017

Too frequently we are sadly reminded just how quickly and unexpectedly tragedy can strike. So often, we feel safe because we are careful and cautious – not carelessly reckless. But still – we can’t be sure we will avoid a tragedy. Six experienced hikers had their early Spring Saturday carefully planned. They would climb Mount Harvey in Lions Bay, British…

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Fill-A-Bag Halifax

By On April 17, 2017

This event is a free clothing (plus a smattering of toys and household items) giveaway on April 22, 2017. Upon arrival at the North Street Gospel Hall, each guest will receive a canvas tote/bag to fill. This event is open to ALL. Free refreshments will also be available. This event is being hosted by a group of Christians who meet together…

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Jesus: His Resurrection – The Evidence

By On April 17, 2017

Jesus is not just an historic teacher or an amazing and revered prophet. At least one billion people alive in the world today, believe Jesus was a great prophet but they are not Christians – they are sincere Muslims. There are other religions as well, who respect Jesus as a holy man. Some teach that Christ demonstrated His powers by…