Being Thankful


"I am an optimist. It does not seem too much use being anything else" (Sir Winston Churchill 1874–1965).As we are surrounded by catastrophes, economic meltdown, wars and rumours of wars, optimism is sometimes denounced as a pointless concept. Yet this word is of great...

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In the Line of Duty

When I was a student, I spent two summers in Jasper, Alberta, working in service jobs, as many students still do, earning money for the next university semester.  Many mountains encircle Jasper, one being Mount Edith Cavell, its sharp face silhouetted against the...

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The Break

It was a Wednesday evening, and I had just returned home from my friend's house. It was almost eleven o'clock, so I decided to turn the television on to watch the evening news. My mother, who lives downstairs, had just finished calling her usual "Good night" when I...

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Gerbil in the Grease

Psalm 145:13b, 14 "The LORD is faithful to all his promises and loving toward all he has made. The LORD upholds all those who fall and lifts up all who are bowed down." NIVI was busy working about the kitchen when I noticed Henry, one of our pet gerbils sitting atop a...

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