I don’t want to start an international discussion, for these are my private thoughts. But I like Americans.
Some people are passionate about Pokemon Go. For some it’s Starbucks or Fair Trade Coffee. For others, it’s the environment or finding the latest, greatest […]
It’s evening now and we’ve had the last of the trick-or-treaters. My own kids are safely home, tired, sugared and happy. They were worried […]
I got my glasses changed recently. It took a big bite out of my bank account but eyesight is so important.
A show on television that I enjoy watching is “Canada’s Worst Driver”. Frankly, in my books, anything Andrew Younghusband touches turns to gold, because he […]
Cinnamon came in the mail for me today. So did a chapstick. It’s a very particular type of cinnamon, Ceylon. The chapstick isn’t so specific […]
My title is the title of a long ago comedy series that kept us in stitches. The problem is that my best friend is now living in a place called Emerald Gardens, and every time I’m asked where she lives, the name ‘Green Acres” surfaces…such is the mystery of the mind and the association of words.
Every October 31st we cake on cheap make-up, forego our “don’t talk to strangers” rule, and pile in more chocolate than Augustus Gloop. Yup, Halloween. […]
Yesterday was a rainy day – a kids-off-school, cold-and-drizzly, practically-grim-November rainy kind of day. None of us could really settle into anything. There was lots […]
Today’s Alberta sky offers us a Chinook Arch. Now that has real promise in it. Maybe, just maybe, that grey sky will clear and the blue bit we see under the arch will soon fill the whole sky.
I was at a family ministry conference last weekend, and among the many things I learned was a song – a song easily taught to […]
Now there is a line that strikes terror into the hearts of seniors…we are constantly being advised to get our affairs in order “before it is too late”…
Last week, Beangirl went to camp with her class. The Spouse dropped her off at school on Monday morning, then she climbed on the big […]
The leaves on the trees which line our lane have left. The wind has whipped them off and they lay like a golden shroud on the frost-tipped grass.
You’re right. There is NO way I can deliver on a title like that! So yes, it’s a bit misleading. But I did it for […]
Hope. It’s one word that nearly everybody can identify with. For many people, it’s what fuels their lives. Hope is what makes people put one […]
A number of years ago I wrote an article about a chance meeting in Emergency. I had not been well and was on a stretcher waiting to see a doctor. A tall, dark-haired nurse came in and smiled at me. We chatted for a while and then she said “You’re a Christian, aren’t you?”
The end of the Record jostles all sorts of things, smallest of which is my own blogging schedule. The Messy Table has been a […]
I was enjoying a coffee with a friend in one of those small, intimate little shops that charge an arm and a leg, for a cup of coffee. It was her treat, so I didn’t say much.
There’s a lot of excitement among Toronto sports fans these days. By the miracles of good playing and better mathematics, the Blue Jays secured a […]