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

Drain the Swamp – Depravity

By On November 29, 2017

It’s a political chant. “Drain the swamp!” Mosquitoes must finally be glad to have the pressure off them. Where is the swamp of depravity? People, using the slogan, often point to many places where they perceive the swamp is located. One such alleged location in recent years is: 38.9072° N, 77.0369° W However, no matter which GPS coordinates are followed,…

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Yukon Hunter Attacked by Bison Runs to a Tree

By On November 22, 2017

No person can match the size, strength and ferocity of North America’s largest land mammal – the bison. Pinned to the ground and smothering under the chest fur of a raging bison, Todd Pilgrim, after he regained consciousness, called out to God to save him. Lure of Big Game Retired natural resource officer Todd Pilgrim (57) had been trying to…

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Prince William Eclipsed by Another Prince

By On November 9, 2017

First responders and rescuers often have harrowing stories to tell. Their mission is to intervene, despite the tremendous risks they often face, to save someone from perishing. The more the person risks to save a life, the bigger the story. When royalty, risks their inheritance and a future throne to save the life of an unknown person – that’s big…

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Inner Cavity Discovered – The Great Pyramid

By On November 6, 2017

Egypt’s pyramids have a definite appeal world-wide. Most major news media covered the intriguing discovery of a large cavity inside the Great Pyramid of Giza, near Cairo. Even without such a discovery, this pyramid is always newsworthy. It is the last of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World still standing. Scientists, using an advanced imaging method (muon tomography) based…

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Why Didn’t Equifax Apply the Patch?

By On September 18, 2017

The news of millions of personal identities or at least, identifiers, being stolen by hackers from the giant credit-rating Equifax Corporation (9500 employees) (1) was unsettling and shocking. In recent years, we have become accustomed to hearing news of personal information being stolen or exposed online by hackers. We read the frequent headlines and move on to stories of greater…

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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…