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Do Not Worry About Your Life

March 30, 2000

Why I have been led to submit this piece is a mystery to me. There are folks that have suffered, and are suffering, in much greater circumstances than mine. Nearing the age of sixty, I was downsized and reorganized (politically … (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)

Eye Surgery

January 12, 2000

When my son was born, he had a lazy eye. As he got older, the eye got worse, because he was not using the eye. When we took him to the doctor we were told that if nothing were done … (read more)

The True Face Of Grace

January 9, 2000

There is a young gentleman who, for over ten years, has stopped by to chat at whatever volunteer booth I may be "manning". He's very friendly and helpful and often stays for up to half an hour. I've always been … (read more)

Blessed Crash

November 18, 1999

On May 16th, I woke up late, so I missed the church's worship. Instead of that, I stayed at home, watching the F1 Grand Prix. After that I left home, going towards my work office, because I had won a … (read more)

Heavenly Treasures

October 22, 1999

While I was preparing for a garage sale that we had at our church, I remember looking at the crystal in the wall unit and quickly discarding the notion of giving that away. "It is still in such good condition," … (read more)

What About Tomorrow?

August 19, 1999

As a parent, it is easy to worry about our children. I worry about my son when he goes to day-care. Will he be safe there? I worry about the bad things which happen in the world, and whether I … (read more)

Self Examination

August 8, 1999

Our church is a liturgical church, which means that our congregation follows an outlined service in a Book of Worship. We always say the "Lord's Prayer" at one point or another, and it seems that on this one particular Sunday, … (read more)

His Grace Is Sufficient!

August 2, 1999

What a wonderful passage of scripture for all believers to be reminded of on a daily basis! This has been one of my mother's favourite scriptures through many tough times — most recently her battle with breast cancer. She has … (read more)

Packing Up

July 30, 1999

It has been just about two years since my wife and I moved from Virginia to Alaska. When we moved, we had to pay for it ourselves. We could only afford two small trailers that we towed to Alaska. Because … (read more)

Do Not Worry About Tomorrow

June 22, 1999

When I first became active in my son's Scout troop, camping trips were a major source of stress. Scouting emphasizes planning and preparation, and I would worry whether we had planned for every contingency: would the weather co-operate, would the … (read more)

Do Not Forget

June 1, 1999

With the work I do I use mathematics a bit. When I moved I lost my calculator so I had to purchase a new one. I bought a model that I thought could handle the calculations that I needed to … (read more)

Give It To God!

May 30, 1999

This past week was perhaps one of the most stressful weeks that I have had in my life. Stress and anxiety seemed to be coming at me from all directions and in many different shapes and forms. It started with … (read more)

Carpe Diem!

May 7, 1999

I often find myself having "programmer's block" as I sit and stare at my computer screen hoping the next line of code will just magically type itself. In the past as this has occurred to me, I have tried to … (read more)


February 14, 1999

It was delightful to see the Canada's Governor-General confer the Order of Canada on Nelson Mandela last September, and to hear Prime Minister Chretien's comment to Toronto students in the Skydome that they would one day tell their grand-children that … (read more)


January 23, 1999

It happened in the month of my fiftieth birthday and after 24-3/4 years of service. I was downsized, redundant, expendable. Now it's six years later and last October 1, I started my first full-time job. They say life begins at … (read more)

Do Not Worry About Tomorrow

September 26, 1998

When I first arrived here in Alberta at a new pastoral charge, there was great anxiety and stress. Could I survive without my wife of 25 years and my family for such a long time? We have never been separated … (read more)

Prayer Is Not An Option

August 22, 1998

Jesus never made prayer an option to His followers. He says, "when you pray…" Matthew 6:6 is not "if you pray." There is a world of difference between "when" and "if." Therefore, if we are to pray, then should not … (read more)

Quiet Before The Lord

July 8, 1998

Many times individuals have asked me what they can do for their illness or other problems. They have in most cases, sought help from someone and are in desperate need for further guidance. It is all this time that I … (read more)

Letter To A Single

June 5, 1998

You, my sister, have been on my mind since our last conversation and I have been praying for you. Both of us are single at this time in our lives and both of us wish that this situation would change. … (read more)

Who Do You Think You Are Talking To?

June 2, 1998

When you were a child, did you ever "talk back" or say something disrespectful to one of your parents, only to hear them ask you, "Who do you think you're talking to?" Sometimes our heavenly Father must feel like asking … (read more)

King Of The Hill (1)

May 18, 1998

When I was a child I used to like to play a game called King of the Hill. In this game, there would be a hill, and the person standing at the top of the hill was the "king." The … (read more)

Some Assembly Required

May 4, 1998

It is fine to give someone the gift of a tool, or a gift which states "some assembly required"… but not if you leave out the instructions. The gift then becomes a burden because they want to use it, but … (read more)

A Hermit With A Permit

May 1, 1998

A friend invited me to a workshop in her church, which was to be conducted by an Anglican Priest. "There's a write-up about her on the religious page", she said, "they've called her the 'Hermit with a Permit.' ". Sure … (read more)

An Open Secret

March 12, 1998

Interviewer: Mother Teresa, you love people whom others regard as debris. What is your secret? Mother Teresa: My secret is simple. I pray. "I Pray." There, indeed, is the secret of success for all Christian life and work. In their … (read more)

A Short Tale Of Two Solitudes

October 25, 1997

Two worlds are represented in my household at this moment. They are as different as night and day. I took a moment to sit and share with my brother-in-residence that I had come to the end of my rope. It … (read more)

Bonhoeffer Exonerated… What A Pity

September 25, 1997

If you keep up with the news you'll have noticed that Dietrich Bonhoeffer has been exonerated from the charge of high treason. What a pity! His story of defiance and opposition and finally plotting against Hitler has always been a … (read more)

Return To The Heart

August 26, 1997

Brother Roger, founder of the Taize community, once reflected: Every human being yearns to be loved as well as to love. It is not for nothing that the Gospel alerts us about not becoming locked up in isolation. When we … (read more)

Prayer Of Abandonment (1)

June 12, 1997

At the beginning of this century, Charles de Foucauld, a deeply committed servant of Christ, took these words from the Lord's Prayer and made them personal for the immense benefit of folk who are seeking to grow spiritually. This prayer … (read more)


May 16, 1997

The Red River, or "Red Sea" as it is now called, with its flooding of a large portion of Southern Manitoba, Canada, has dominated the news in Canada for the past few weeks. This flood is of particular interest to … (read more)

A Feast For The Eyes

April 11, 1997

"To live is to taste and touch, to smell and see and listen to, the good things of the earth and rejoice in them. … It is to search for God if you are religiously inclined and, if you are … (read more)

Tomorrow's Worries And Today's Problems

February 21, 1997

What Jesus meant is that today, we don't have to wear the weight of the rest of life. We must learn to take it one day at a time, because if we don't, we'll get so overwhelmed about tomorrow's worries … (read more)

One At A Time

September 18, 1996

An elderly man bought a small farm, and after two years, his son visited him. They stood together on a small hill and looked over several acres of trees. The young man exclaimed, "Dad! How did you ever plant all … (read more)

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