Widow’s Mite

I have been virtually teaching in Toronto since early this morning, so just a quick re-post of a post from five years ago as I have to be up very early again tomorrow for another long day of teaching. I am beginning to think virtual lag is worse than jet lag.


Mark 12:41-44 – August 2017

Tonight while out walking I was listening to the book of Mark. When I heard the following passage I thought about some of the coins that I have brought back from Israel.

Widow's Mite, Lepton, Mark 12Widow's Mite, Lepton, Mark 12

41. And he sat down opposite the treasury and watched the people putting money into the offering box. Many rich people put in large sums.

42. And a poor widow came and put in two small copper coins, which make a penny.

Leptons, Widows Mites, small coins, copper coins43. And he called his disciples to him and said to them, “Truly, I say to you, this poor widow has put in more than all of those who are contributing to the offering box.

44. For they have contributed out of their abundance, but she out of her poverty has put in everything she had, all she had to live on.”

Mark 12:41-44 ESV


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Virtually Teaching in Canada

This week I am virtually teaching in Canada.

I have an early start to each day, but thankfully I have a good co-teacher in the classroom in Canada. I have know the co-teacher for years and he has attended many classes during that time.

Even though I am not physically there in Toronto, I am thinking about my previous trips.

Westin Prince Hotel, Toronto, Westin Toronto, HotelI have been thinking about the Westin Prince Hotel that I would normally stay at when I would teach there.

Westin Prince Toronto, Flower Clock, Flowers, ClocksThey have a great flower clock out in front of the hotel.

Toronto Skyline, Westin Prince, Hotel ViewThere is also a great view of the Toronto skyline from the hotel.

Dragon Pearl Toronto, Sushi, California Roll, WasabiI think of some of the restaurants I would have eaten at like the Dragon Pearl.

Korean Cuisine, Home Cooked Meal, Canadian Food, BulgogiI also think of the home cooked meals that I would enjoy with friends in Toronto if I was there in person.

Even though I am not physically in Toronto, I am having some good memories of previous trips and thinking of my friends and colleagues there.


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