To the big smoke

Ever wonder why Toronto is called the big smoke? Here’s what I found: “The Big Smoke was first used by Australian writer Alan Rayburn and popularized by Canadian journalist Alan Fotheringham. Fotheringham used the nickname to depict Toronto as a city with a giant reputation and nothing to show for it. “ Okay – well that’s one…

First Sunday of Advent

Anticipation is the key to the advent season as we are reminded that one day Jesus will return to put into order all that was intended in creation and was lost through the sin of mankind.  The first written record of the New Testament is that of 1 Thessalonians.  Even though we place it later…