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Brain Power

Next week for most students in the Northern Hemisphere it is the return to school after summer break.  For some people it means sadness, and well, others cannot wait for school to begin again. One of the things we really take for granted is education.  There are many millions of children in the world that…

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Wisdom and Knowledge

This past week marks the 25th anniversary of what is known as the World Wide Web. The very 1st computer networking concept began as early as 1965, but it would take another 26 years before it would be reinvented and refined for that global system of interconnected computer networks to be made public to use as the World…

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The Fastest and the Strongest

It has been a tremendous 2 weeks watching the 2016 Summer Olympic Games, and witnessing on the greatest stage on earth who would be the fastest, the strongest and the most acrobatic. Years of full time training, discipline and hard work all boils down to an under 10 second foot race, a polished routine or…

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Weighed Down

The year was 1898, and it was the wrestling match to settle the score of who was going to be the champion of the world.  In Europe, weighing in at 350 pounds was the formidable Youssuf “The Terrible Turk” Ishmaelo (who wrestled under the name Youuf Ismail “The Terrible Turk”).  In his four years in…

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Love Your Neighbor As You Love Yourself

The passage is one of the most well known parables in the Bible, probably coming behind the parable of The Prodigal Son.  In trying to explain how we should treat our neighbours, Jesus told about a mugging.  A man was beaten, robbed and left for dead beside the road. (from Luke 10:25-37) Jesus talked about three…

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O Canada–We Stand On Guard For Thee

The flag is unique in that it is the only one in the world that has a leaf on it.   With a land mass of 9.9 million square kilometres it is 2nd only to Russia.  Bordering on the Atlantic, Pacific and Artic Oceans, this country has 243,000 kilometers of shoreline.  If a person were to…

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No Longer The Best Show In Town

As a lay pastor it always deeply saddens me when I see churches close the doors for good.  In this area of Central Ontario the year 2016 has seen several churches close down in the area.  And the ones that remain open are really struggling to keep going.  What is happening?  Why has there been…