Thursday, March 09, 2017

Death and Life - Remembering then Celebration!

February 8th we remembered the passing of my mom a year ago. Hard to believe she's been gone a year already. We look forward to the day when we will see her again. 

The Lord takes away, and He gives...

Say hello to our newest family member, Shiloh! She was born this month at 9 lb 11 oz, 21 inches long, a full head of dark curly hair and blue eyes. A beautiful little girl!

What a year it has been, going from saying goodbye for now to my mom, to welcoming our new little girl! Through it all we never stopped praising God and we look forward to seeing how this little one changes our family for the better!

Praise God!

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

First Christmas without mom

We had our first Christmas without mom. It feels weird typing that. We lost her to brain cancer in February. We knew this Christmas would be different, and it was. Dad came down Christmas Eve and spent the night and Christmas Day with my brother and his family, then Boxing Day they all came over to our place as Christmas in Lindsay was not an option this year. It'd be too many memories. 

The day was still fun and the family was great hanging out together, they saw our crazy dog Grace and had a great meal prepared by my lovely wife and myself, and my sister-in-law brought sweet potato with the marshmallows on it and pumpkin pie! It was a little quieter for sure without mom's infectious laugh. We all dearly missed it for sure. The new little girl we're expecting in March gave enough kicks for the family to experience for sure! That's the thing, God gives grace that life goes on in spite of loss. He gives that peace. Mom got to celebrate her first Christmas in heaven WITH Jesus! How cool is that! THAT is the hope we have as believers in Jesus Christ! So while we missed her being there this year, we look forward to seeing her again, we hold to each other as family and with the grace of God press on. 

Merry Christmas and Happy New year to you all!

Friday, November 18, 2016

Christmas specials - when is too soon?

Okay, since the beginning of November I have seen specials for Christmas on TV (thank you Women's network especially), and have heard of some radio stations being all Christmas music all the time already. The day after Halloween houses went from Halloween decorations to Christmas and started lighting them up at night - the next day!

So my question is - when is it too soon? What about Remembrance Day first? I asked a military neighbour about if it offends them as military personnel if Christmas decorations went up before Remembrance Day and he said no, the urban legend of houses being targeted by military people upset with houses decorated is a myth. Still, for me it seems too soon to decorate. Usually the end of the month of November is time to decorate. 

Does it matter though? Not really. When is there NOT a time to celebrate the birth of our Lord? If it's Santa though, then yeah, wait until the end of November! 

Saturday, November 05, 2016

A time of excitement!

So yes, March 14 is the due date for our newest member of the Robertson family! On Monday it will be week 22! 5 1/2 months! Hard to believe that after 10 years we're getting set to do this again! 

The little one is kicking for others to feel now! God has graced us with this little miracle! We can't wait to see them... 

Our boys are ready to help too, I have it in writing! We would ask you for prayers for this little miracle! After many miscarriages we have this little one coming! Such an exciting time!

Tuesday, October 04, 2016

How the PROFESSIONAL - Les Nesman does Thanksgiving!

The classic show WKRP in Cinnicinatti had their Man on the Street (Street Team essentially) Les Nesman! See how HE did cutins! See how they compare with our LIFE 100.3 cutins from events! 

Happy Thanksgiving! Just click the link below!

God Bless!

Pastor Andrew Robertson
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Friday, August 05, 2016

School is back in less than a month... so what did we learn this summer?

So yes, past the half way point of summer, looking forward towards school again for the kids. What did we learn this summer? For me? I love summer and can't stand winter... but also that there is time needed for refreshing, after all Jesus Himself needed to take time away and get refreshed and did so often, so why are we so different that we don't think we can afford to take any time off work or school?

I've hear pastors like Chuck Swindoll say that legalism does a number on us in making us think that enjoying time off is something we should feel guilty about. Ever had that? I have before. The need to be doing something because after all, we don't want to waste time right? Yet time is needed to get refreshed and ready for the next season of life - whatever it is. 

So if you're on vacation and starting to feel guilty for enjoying it? Don't. Rebuke the devil and his fallen angels and enjoy it in Jesus' name!

Monday, July 18, 2016

Summer days!

Summer is here and the best ways to cool off are things like swimming, ice cream (one of my personal favourites), air conditioning, my hot tub, and more. 

One thing that also happens in summer? Sometimes we can let our walk with God slip because "we're on vacation" so church attendance slips a little, personal quiet time slips a little, then suddenly we wonder why things are a little hectic or out of sorts. Why are the kids fighting? Why am I so edgy? It doesn't happen all at once, little by little when we let things slip they become big problems. Just because it is summer vacation, don't let your walk slip - remember, the Devil doesn't take a vacation from his attacks, so do as 1 Peter 5:8 says, Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.

Have a great summer, have fun, stay safe, and stay alert spiritually while on that vacation!