Some have called it a victory for women’s rights. Others call it the day “Cultural Catholicism” died. Others have no idea what happened in Ireland on May 25th. But whatever you view, and whichever side you supported you will have to concede that the future of Ireland will be different because the 8th Amendment was […]Read More
Category: Penn of Denn
We are Family
With the passing of my father last week, I was reminded once again of the importance of family. We were surrounded by my sister and her family along with various cousins, nieces and nephews, many of whom my kids had never met before. I continue to be amazed at how tragedies cause us to circle […]Read More
It’s all in how you view it
Well, another survey is out showing that Christianity is losing ground and that church attendance is down. The world would like us to think that we’re failing in our mission. But, depending on your perspective, we aren’t losing, we’re winning. When you stop and think about it, every person who isn’t a Christian hasn’t been […]Read More
Dreams not Nostalgia
From ski slaloms to swimming pools. What had once been showpieces on the world stage are now ruins. The victims of war, neglect and bankrupt nations. I read an article the other day about Olympic venues from around the world that are no longer in use and have fallen into total disrepair. And that wasn’t […]Read More
Not sure how it works. . .
Apparently, it was new technology for her and she was really struggling. I just happened to be there for her conversation with the support staff as she went through the process step by step. She wanted to make sure that she had done everything right and that the recipient would get her message. I would […]Read More
Stop it. . .
A recent tweet from the Habs official account took a shot at Brad Marchand warning him about the dangers of licking golf balls. Which of course was a reference to Brad’s recent habit of annoying his opponents by licking their face, and a 1997 news article from the UK that stated: “Some golf courses warn […]Read More
So, I spent the weekend in Uganda. Now that’s something I never thought I’d say. I was invited to be the guest speaker at the annual missionary retreat for Wesleyan Missionaries who serve in Africa. Not a large group but they came from all over the continent to be together with others who had a […]Read More
But it works. . .
The other day I was working on my laptop and after doing a fairly standard cut and paste in the document I had open, I had a startling revelation. I had no idea how the computer did what it did. I mean it wasn’t exactly putting someone on the moon, but still, how did this […]Read More
What’s Your Emergency?
I’m sure it seemed like an emergency at the time. When the 911 operator, in Leeds Ontario, answered the phone with the familiar line, “911, what’s your emergency?” they probably weren’t expecting the reply. It seems that a 21-year-old woman from Quebec had spent the night gambling at the Shoreline Casino and suddenly she realized […]Read More
Spring has sprung. . . or Not.
Spring is here, spring is here, spring is here. I figure maybe if I use the word spring enough, that maybe spring will come, and warmer weather will spring forth, flowers will spring up and springs will thaw out. I just looked outside, and it seems to be working. During last week’s snowstorm, someone asked […]Read More