Today is Remembrance Day. While always important to me, this year is different.

Only days ago two Canadian soldiers were targeted and killed, on Canadian soil, one in our nation’s capital (Ottawa).

So our military family members went to the ceremony in full uniform, undeterred by these murders. I went to school with some of my grandchildren for their Remembrance Assembly, wearing my uniform of the Royal Canadian Legion.

“In the world you’ll have trouble. But cheer up! I have overcome the world” (John 16:33 God’s Word©).

We can wither up when trouble comes. We can lash out violently. We can isolate ourselves from everyone else.


we can forge ahead, together, with hope.

Like the military parts of our family, I choose not to be defeated.

May you rest upon Almighty God to hold you, carry you, keep you in good times and bad.