Joe Miller – Executive Director

Joe Miller is the Executive Director for Souls Harbour Rescue Mission. After working in the manufacturing industry for many years, he felt called to move from 'building things' to 'building people.' He has a passion to see the people that walk through the Mission's doors, get the help they need; whatever their situation may be. He enjoys fishing and the outdoors and often finds God in the stillness of nature. He writes here his thoughts on poverty, society, faith, and his reflections on life.


Cloth can break iron.

I find it hard to believe that fifteen years have gone by since I wrote this poem, I feel so old now. Anyway, I wrote this at a time when I was struggling with a lot of things in my life; battling an addiction, waiting for my divorce to be finalized, wrestling with the realization […]

Jeremiah 2:13

“My people have committed two sins: They have forsaken me, the spring of living water, and have dug their own cisterns, broken cisterns that cannot hold water.” – Jeremiah 2:13 Well … there it is, the plain simple truth! This in my opinion is the greatest struggle we as caretakers of this earth face today. Humanity seems […]

Storms

Tuesday morning, and here I am fresh off of last night’s storms! For Regina, Southern Saskatchewan, and Southern Manitoba last night brought a lot of darkness, some very heavy rains, and even tornadoes. As for me, I found myself in the midst of the downpour and darkness up on a ladder, fixing a damaged eaves […]

This just in …

HR is everybody’s responsibility! Well … maybe I should explain. First of all, in saying that, I guess when it comes to HR or ‘Human Resources’, it depends on what your definition of that is. So what is it to you; payroll and benefits, making job descriptions, interviewing potential employees, staff evaluation, “coaching”, or what? […]

California Dreamin’

Well here I am, sitting on my balcony in California staring out at a beautiful golf course surrounded by Palm Trees. For a guy from the Canadian Prairies, it doesn’t get much better than this, and ‘The Mamas and The Papas’ definitely got it right with their hit song California Dreamin’ … on such a […]

Cathedrals

Cathedrals – The dictionary says that the word cathedral comes from a Latin word meaning “seat.” The seat referred to is the seat of the bishop, who is the leader of a group of churches related to the cathedral. The bishop’s seat is both a metaphor for the cathedral as the bishop’s “seat of power” and his […]

Cultural Diversity

I was born in Canada and I’m proud to be Canadian! However, my heritage is Mennonite and my ancestors arrived in Canada via a long journey over many years. They came from Central and Eastern Europe through the Ukraine, eventually settling here in Saskatchewan on the Canadian Prairies. I absolutely love my country, all of […]

Jenna Jeske Memorial Scholarship

Jenna Britt Jeske (Nee Fisher) was born in 1984 in Winnipeg Manitoba. When she was five her family moved to Fort Wayne, IN. Jenna graduated from Homestead High School in Fort Wayne in 2002, and then went on to graduate Magna Cum Laude from Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio in 2008. Jenna […]

11 photos … lest we forget!

      

And nothing needs to be said

October has been a very busy month for me. Work; with all of its reports, meetings, fundraisers, program analysis, project management and so on has played me out, and on top of that there’s the environmental contract work that I’ve also been doing for the last four weekends, and finally add in the bureaucracy of […]