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Watch Your Medicine

April 23, 2017

"You must take the blue pill in the morning. The pink pill is for bedtime. But remember that the red pill is the one that you take at noon." This is the type of conversation that I hear on a regular basis as I visit shut-ins in their …( read more )

Time To Go

March 25, 2017

Recently, the owner of a large orchard started to remove old apple trees that had been bearing fruit for many years. The old trees were in bad shape from over fifty years of bearing fruit. The owner realized that the yield was down and the …( read more )

Kindness

March 5, 2017

This week, I heard the roar of the garbage truck, and I realized that I had two blue recycling boxes, which they had emptied, to bring back into the garage. I thought of our other house, before we moved, where every week, the boy next …( read more )

The Wrong Person

December 13, 2016

You may have already started your Christmas card list. Soon it will be time to post the cards. But are we making the same mistake that we have made in the last few years? Who should really be receiving our Christmas greetings? Notice what …( read more )

The Letter P

October 2, 2016

Recently, I met a person on the main street who offered to sell me a treasure map. He said, "I have marked the letter X where this treasure is located in the St. Lawrence River. You will be a very rich man if you buy this treasure map from …( read more )

Why Worry?

January 19, 2015

Our city of Brockville, Ontario, has lost a lot of well-paying jobs as industrial plants close or move elsewhere. It is a time of worry for many affected, but one of the workers said this to me: "Worry is like a rocking chair: it gives us …( read more )

The Correct Book

January 3, 2015

Recently, our family, including our eight-year-old granddaughter Elise, came to visit us from Florida. We had a great time raking leaves, picking apples, and visiting with neighbours and friends. The next morning, as I was sitting in my …( read more )

A Moses Moment

January 25, 2004

It was September already, and the curling season was fast approaching. While I had enjoyed this sport in the past, I was now having my doubts. I was a year older, I had gained some extra pounds while vacationing in … (read more)

Let Your Light Shine

November 1, 2003

Living in Brockville, Ontario, Canada, our city lot is not as large as what we were used to in the country. My wife, however, planted fast-growing trees, shrubs, and a variety of flowers, so that our backyard was transformed into … (read more)

Forgetfulness

November 12, 2000

Every Sunday, I prepare our church offering envelope to put on the collection plate at the local Presbyterian Church where we worship. It gives me a good feeling to know that I am contributing to keeping our church alive, as … (read more)

Keep Your Eye On The Broom

January 18, 2000

Curling is a favourite sport for many in Canada during the winter months. It is a game that provides exercise and challenge, and is an opportunity to socialize and make friends. One of the key things in curling is to … (read more)

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