Traveling around the world meeting opticians might look easy from where you are sitting but some days are better than others....and today was amazing I got up at 5.30am and strolled through Gastown to catch my ride. Like an excited schoolboy I climbed into the Harbour Air sea plane and sat behind the pilot. As the sun came up......... Spent the morning in Victoria with some great opticians but today's blog is more about modes of transport than optics. After lunch over-looking the…
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The apostle Paul thought and spoke of Christian ministry as labor. He abhorred laziness in the pastorate. Paul did not see the office of pastor as a nice fit for guys with soft hands who prefer an indoor job…