Winter Is Coming, Part 2

Like I said last time, winter is coming. Yes, I see the weather, but it’s still coming. Again, like I said before, wait for January and February and you’ll think this wasn’t really winter yet. More importantly, I think I also suggested that winter can be a metaphor, not just...

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Winter Is Coming, Part 1

Winter is coming. Seems kind of redundant to say that now.  There’s snow on the ground, it’s cold and winter appears to be already here.  But wait for January and February, that’s when it’s really winter.  Although, it was pretty mild a few years ago. ‘Course, then there was the...

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Saints In Your Neighbourhood

October 31st is a pretty important day.  Especially this year.  Especially if you’re Lutheran or part of the Reformed Church tradition. Yeah, it’s not that it’s Halloween. Or maybe it is, but I’ll come to that in a minute. This year marks the 500th anniversary of the day recognized as...

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It’s All About Image (Taking A Look At Peace)

Do you think Donald Trump wants peace? I know it’s hard to tell, sometimes, with all the rhetoric, the bluster, the seeming lack of awareness of consequences, the arrogance, ego and all that other stuff that makes up the Trump persona. But, deep down, do you think he really wants...

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Thinking About Being Thankful

Perhaps we should be more specific.  Or absolutely not.  I’m not sure. As a holiday, Thanksgiving is a harvest based festival celebrated in Canada, the US and some countries and territories influenced by their North American connection.  There are similar harvest based festivals in the UK, Japan and Germany.  Although,...

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Is God Among Us Or Not?

Yes, there is God. I’ve said this before, I’m sure, because it’s what I believe.  You are welcome to your own belief and if I can help to encourage you, reassure you, engage you and help you grow in your belief or understanding of God, I would.  And if you...

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Diet Tips For Spiritual Nourishment

I’m eating cheezies while I write this.  The good ones.  You know, those ones made in Belleville, Ontario.  I’m pretty sure they’re good for you.  They’re crunchy and they’re orange.  I like that. That’s important to me, because I’m a very discerning eater.  Some people might say I’m fussy or...

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Moving Forward From The Past To Embrace The Future

Social media is full of back to school pictures this week.  Even the Royal Family posted pictures of Prince George heading to school for the first time.  Lots of other families, all royal in their own way, posted pictures from pre-school, kindergarten, all the way to high school and beyond. ...

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Conquering the Scary Road To Confrontation

Confrontation takes many forms and occurs in a variety of situations. For example: If you play competitive sports, you confront the opposing team. If there’s someone standing behind you and you turn to face them, that’s a simple physical act of confrontation. If you have a problem with someone or...

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