July 25, 2015 Leave a comment
Read my sermon for July 26, 2015 here: 9 Pentecost Yr B
Thoughts, sermons, & scribbles of a Lutheran pastor.
July 2, 2015 Leave a comment
Today, Canada Day, we celebrated Canada’s 148th birthday and the 50th anniversary of our flag. In my humble opinion, it is still one of the best places on earth to live. We are a very blessed and privileged nation. I wonder what our pioneer ancestors would think or say to us if they were with us today. At any rate, below are the photos I took of our Canada Day celebration here in Camrose, Alberta.
We enjoyed the Kokopelli choir from Edmonton, there were a couple of guest choir members from South Africa and Namibia, and most of the songs were, interestingly enough, African.
This person celebrated Canada with class!
This train was busy most of the day, providing rides around Mirror Lake.
April 16, 2015 4 Comments
Today, April 15, 2015, marks the commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp by the British army. Last night on PBS, there was an historical film of that event. There were dead, emaciated bodies that numbered in the thousands, and were left out in the open for all to witness. How some were able to survive such raw evil is amazing, yet they did, even though their lives were changed and deeply wounded forever.
The Holocaust Educational Trust has produced a 13 page PDF on the subject, which is available online here. I encourage readers to read it, as there are several Holocaust survivor accounts included in the document.