Character Matters Archive

Misty. Low. Damp. Dark. Days.

If you have ever travelled to the West Coast of the United States, you have seen the gigantic Redwoods. They are said to be the tallest trees on earth and interestingly, require the heavy coastal fog to thrive. Heavy coastal fog. The kind of …

Job and His Troubles

Job’s Troubles If you read the Bible, you will be familiar with the life of Job. Through no fault of his own, he came up against a lot of trouble. Job had been very successful and served God faithfully. One day, his name …

We Are Not Promised Tomorrow

NOT PROMISED TOMORROW  I will never forget one day in Grade 10. We were sitting at our desks, half asleep, usual for a Monday morning, listening to the hum of the announcements. Really no one was paying attention until … The principle came …

Your Prayer Is Heard!

YOUR PRAYER IS HEARD! The Christmas season has just passed, however, I love the story of Zechariah and Elizabeth. They prayed and prayed for a child – and nothing. Year after year they hoped – and still nothing. Finally resigning themselves to “nothing”, they …

Corrie ten Boom on Forgiveness

Corrie ten Boom on Forgiveness Not forgiving someone is like having an open wound and never going for stitches. It is breaking your leg and not setting the bones or “having your appendices burst” and hoping the poison will not kill you. To …