Tuesday, 14 November 2017

32nd Birthday

Random but I know today is significant because I just wrote my Red Seal Plumbing exam. And this year marks the end of my plumbing and gasfitting apprenticeship. I got indentured as soon as I got a job in a plumbing company after moving back from Beijing to my home town in Alberta. There is so much that God has accomplished since we started with my $18 an hour wage paying a mortage on a 2 bedroom condo that I co-signed with my parents and just last year moving into a 2 storey 2100 sqft house thanks to my mother-in-law. It has been a long emotiinal struggle but always giving it up to pray. And at times when I couldn't pray, others did. I am thankful to God for putting such loving people in my life. I am also just so grateful for my hard working wife. I mean it. She is the hardest worker in the family. I see it carry on into our daughter. She makes me so proud. Every day.

Thank the Lord for all that He does!

Monday, 21 August 2017

Jihad & Radical Islam



jihad

or jehad

[ji-hahd




noun
1.
a holy war undertaken as a sacred duty by Muslims.
2.    any vigorous, emotional crusade for an idea or principle.



radical

[rad-i-kuh l] 



adjective
1.
of or going to the root or origin; fundamental:
a radical difference.
2.
thoroughgoing or extreme, especially as regards change fromaccepted or traditional forms:
a radical change in the policy of a company.
3.
favoring drastic political, economic, or social reforms:
radical ideas; radical and anarchistic ideologues.


Encyclopedia Britannica:

Jihadalso spelled jehad , (“struggle,” or “battle”), a religious duty imposed on Muslims to spread Islam by waging war; jihad has come to denote any conflict waged for principle or belief and is often translated to mean “holy war.”


Thank you Dictionary.com and Encyclopedia Britannica for not being "politically correct" like Wikipedia or BBC amongst other PC friendly sources on the definition of Jihad.