Coming to God

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Throughout human history, billions of people have looked for a higher being. Feeling an inner emptiness, some people have sought a spirit or idea that could give their lives meaning, purpose and comfort for what lies beyond the grave. Other people have a sense that we are surrounded by superior but unknown beings and attempt to contact them in trances or by other means. Such attempts to find God fail …

Kennedy & Letter to the Pope

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Senator Edward Kennedy was a man of significant inf luence in the United States of America for almost half a century. He survived many personal issues and family troubles. On May 20, 2008, Mr. Kennedy faced another major hurdle – a brain tumor that proved to be an insurmountable barrier. He left this life for eternity on August 25, 2009. As the late Senator …

Our Bridge

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Perhaps you are like a friend of mine? He thought about life and creation and his eternal destiny. He was a religious man but he was seeking answers and peace. He asked the ecclesiastical members of his family for help in his quest. Everything that was suggested he do, he tried to accomplish. He prayed, he gave of his time and money, he faithfully attended religious services but still he …

Absolutely Clean

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If you live in the country, I am sure you know the value of a reliable truck. I feel extra confidence when I f lick on my 4×4 to travel on muddy or snowy roads. It is a wonderful thing to get from point A to point B without problems. Travelling on muddy roads makes my truck dirty. I wash it and wax it to make it look …

Missing the Mark

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Thomas Lamb Airways, later re-named Lambair, was founded by Tom Lamb in 1934. It was created to quickly transport fish from The Pas in Northern Canada to where it could reach the USA markets. Tom and his six sons moved trappers and fur, fishermen and fish, miners and mining equipment as well as supporting isolated communities of Northern Canada. Their motto was, “Do not ask where we fly, tell us where …

The Big ‘C’ Word

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The big ‘C’ word that puts fear into the heart when the doctor makes his diagnosis has been a prominent intruder into our family. My granddaughter died of this dread disease. My mother and eight of my twelve siblings, have all died of cancer. I, one of the remaining three, have had surgery for removal of my bladder, kidney and half of one lung. Those who have experienced a …

You are here!

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It was a perfect day to visit the zoo. The animals were active. The weather was balmy. We were enthralled for quite some time watching the monkeys cavorting with one another, swinging from the ropes and playing with the toys. We strode from one exhibit to the next, enjoying our day out as a family. Finally we stopped outside the tiger cage. The full day was taking its toll …

Delivered!

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It was a late day at her office in Moncton, New Brunswick. Finally, Jackie put on her suede jacket and headed to the parking lot to go home. But she never arrived home that night. Nor did she show up the next day. Jackie disappeared. The family notified the police. The search began. The various scenarios were considered and the possibilities were examined. What happened to Jackie? …

My Citizenship

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I was born a British citizen. This year I became a Canadian citizen as well. Citizenship and Immigration Canada are fully aware of my dual citizenship but they have no idea that I also have a third. I am also a citizen of Heaven! There are criteria that a person must meet before being eligible for citizenship. One of these is having no criminal history. To be eligible for Heaven …

A Lost Masterpiece

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It was stunning news in the Arts world. A piece of artwork that no one knew even existed had been found. When the simple painting surfaced at an art auction, it was assumed to be the work of a 19th century German artist. Peter Silverman was drawn to the portrait. He wondered if it had been attributed to the wrong artist and era. At that time a New …