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His Return Trip

December 5, 2013

My brother-in-law, James Cameron, was dining in a restaurant in Glasgow, Scotland, when he felt that the service was not as good as it should be. "I should tell you," he warned, "that my initials are J. C., and I was born on Christmas …( read more )

The Dimensions Of God's Love

March 1, 2013

I don't think that I ever heard my dad preach. If I did, I was too young to remember. I was just a wee lad in the early 1930s. He had survived being wounded several times (including at Vimy Ridge) and shell-shocked in World War I, only to …( read more )

Two Sparrows

July 22, 2010

Every day, we enjoy the beauties of nature from our deck overlooking the Westport Pond and beyond it, Foley "Mountain". We watch God's creatures and note especially how they care for family: On the pond a string of mergansers, with … (read more)

It Is Finished

June 26, 2010

As a writer of young adult fiction, probably my most satisfying moments are when I finally finish another book. The story is complete, all questions answered, a satisfactory wind-up, no loose ends. I can sit back and say, "It is … (read more)

Good And Faithful Servant

February 14, 2009

I was stationed at the Canadian Navy base in Scotland, waiting to join a new aircraft carrier destined for the Pacific, when the war came to an end with VJ day. I was scheduled for return to Canada and demob … (read more)

Steering

November 11, 2006

Though I was a very young, inexperienced sailor with the Royal Canadian Navy in World War II, I took my turn at steering the ship on which I served — an escort vessel. The duty of such a ship was … (read more)

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