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A Big Task With Great Rewards

The original Father’s Day goes back 116 years ago to 1910 after a lady named Sorora Smart Dodd advocated to have a day to honour dads. After her mother died her dad William Jackson Smart raised Sonora and her five siblings. Like many holidays and special days Father’s Day has gotten very commercialized, in 2015…

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Getting Under Your Skin

Have you ever been in a situation where someone has really tried to “get under your skin” (an idiom meaning “To annoy or irritate someone intensely”)? Or to “rattle you” (an idiom meaning “to make someone angry on purpose, often in order to make them seem silly)”? This was the situation Jesus faced in Luke 7:36-50 when He…

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What If

It can be healthy from time to time to take some time to reflect on one’s own life and the decisions we have made that have shaped us to be the way we are.  Sometimes those decisions have put us in a good spot, and maybe sometimes the very opposite.  Ageing does definitely change the…

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Slightly Burnt Cookies

It has been a very busy weekend for our church, but particularly for the ladies.  My wife was working well into Friday night and early Saturday morning measuring, mixing and then baking several dozen chocolate chip and peanut butter cookies for our church bake sale tables.  The bake sale was part of a large community…

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The “Unofficial” Beginning to Summer

Officially it is called the Victoria Day weekend, but many people call it “May two-four”, or the “May 24 long weekend”.  What makes it so special in Canada, is that after a long winter, the weather is warming up, and there is a pretty good chance you can walk around without a jacket.  It is…

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The Unseen Power

Electricity has always been around, but it has only just been over a century that mankind has been able to commercially harness it.  Who would have thought. Who would have thought that from that daring experiment by Benjamin Franklin where he extracted power from a lightning rod using a metal key tied to a kite.  And today…

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Our Superhero Moms…Happy Mother’s Day

From the website link on mother’s day facts, trivia and lore; Mother’s Day is celebrated in over 50 countries of the world.  Many counties the day is celebrated in May, but in some countries it is held on a completely different month of the year.  And for whatever reason, the vast majority of languages worldwide,…