Sometimes the simplest thing can trigger a memory. The other day a song played on the radio, one that Tim always asked our friend Rebecca to sing at karaoke. As the first verse started on the radio, so did the tears. I could remember Tim clearly, sipping his beer and nodding along to the beat of the song. That’s the way many of our memories are now, coated with a bittersweet glaze. Tim had an unmistakeable laugh, one you could hear in a crowded hall and recognize right away. He was a storyteller, a loud-mouth and a prankster. He was a pain at times but we loved him like a brother.
It’s been an amazing thing to watch over the past few months – across Canada, churches from all denominations have decided to sponsor Syrian refugees.
“People foster for many different reasons, but ultimately it is a matter of choosing a lifestyle that places children and family at its very core.”
Goats. Gratitude. And giving back. That’s what Ken Goud’s initiative “Food for Food” is all about.
I first met Soichi Watanabe through his riveting painting, The Prodigal Son Returns in Christian Courier’s Artful Eye column (June 8, 2015). Who was this artist who had so vividly captured a father’s love and a son’s repentance and gratitude? I wondered. Who was this Christian man who had captured the Father’s love for us and our repentance and gratitude toward our loving God? I decided to find out.