By Sulz, Dave on October 22nd, 2016
Challenges pushed Jaylene Johnson to go deeper in her songwriting Dave Sulz lethbridge herald firstname.lastname@example.org A few short years ago, Jaylene Johnson’s life seemed to be crumbling. The Winnipeg-based singer-songwriter’s music career was threatened by a vocal injury during routine surgery that damaged her singing voice. To add to her troubles, she and her husband ... Read More »Be the first to comment!
By Submitted Article on October 22nd, 2016
Story power First of three parts Jacob M. Van Zyl Despite slipping faith and rising doubts in western countries, movies and books with a biblical theme still attract remarkable public attention. Two Indiana Jones movies were centred on biblical mysteries: the lost ark and the holy grail. Recent television series about Bible stories attracted millions ... Read More »Be the first to comment!
By Jensen, Randy on October 15th, 2016
Birth pain Last of three parts Jacob M. Van Zyl Good-news/bad-news stories come in many forms. A guy fell from a plane without a parachute; fortunately, he fell on a heap of chaff; unfortunately, a fork was standing upright in the chaff. A pastor announces, “The good news is: there is enough money for the ... Read More »Be the first to comment!
By Jensen, Randy on October 8th, 2016
Birth pain Second of three parts Jacob M. Van Zyl Members of the police and defence forces often pay the highest price for serving their country. Health-care workers may get infected by the diseases they are fighting. Many animals used for research end up dead or in a pitiful state. The patriarch Jacob concluded that ... Read More »Be the first to comment!
By Jensen, Randy on October 1st, 2016
First of three parts Jacob M. Van Zyl Only mothers know what birth pain feels like. It seems to be far worse than mere “discomfort,” the current euphemistic hospital word for pain. Jesus referred to a woman’s anguish while giving birth; he also mentioned that birth-pain is soon followed by birth-joy about the wonder of ... Read More »Be the first to comment!
By Jensen, Randy on September 24th, 2016
Discernment Last of four parts Jacob M. Van Zyl Leaders often have to make ad hoc decisions because the means and workers to do the right thing for the long term are not available. Sometimes families have to do the same: buying a car or house that will give them trouble, but it is the ... Read More »Be the first to comment!
By Sulz, Dave on September 17th, 2016
LETHBRIDGE HERALD “Revelation is too difficult to understand.” That’s the reaction some people have when they try to study the last book of the Bible. If you find Revelation daunting, Bryan Norford has something to help you. The Lethbridge resident has written “The Little Book on Revelation,” a book designed to guide people through a ... Read More »Be the first to comment!
By Jensen, Randy on September 17th, 2016
Discernment Third of four parts Jacob M. Van Zyl The media have been buzzing over politicians who claimed more expenses than they are entitled to, and others who paid less taxes than they should. We hate it when governments or private companies overcharge us, and we smile with satisfaction when they offer us generous deals. ... Read More »Be the first to comment!
By Jensen, Randy on September 10th, 2016
Discernment Second of four parts Jacob M. Van Zyl Going to the extreme in anything usually causes problems and imbalance. Neither licentiousness nor legalism satisfies our sense of morality. When people’s efforts to be sanctified make them sanctimonious, their train has derailed. When people’s liberal views spur them into immorality, their ship has stranded. However, ... Read More »Be the first to comment!
By Jensen, Randy on September 3rd, 2016
Jacob M. Van Zyl First of a series Discernment involves thinking. Science develops continuously; therefore, complete knowledge eludes us. What our senses observe with the help of sensitive instruments does not cover all reality. For instance: Researchers may devise an instrument that can measure 10 aspects of water in the river but those measurements will ... Read More »Be the first to comment!
By Submitted Article on August 27th, 2016
Helping Hand Jacob M. Van Zyl Third of three parts It moves people when someone takes trouble to help them in a crisis. A friend in need is a friend indeed. Jesus went out of his way to help people in trouble. Braving a severe storm on the Sea of Galilee, Jesus sailed with the ... Read More »Be the first to comment!