Life Between Sundays

Cheers

So I ran for 31 years relatively injury free.  This included three not-so-great marathons in Buffalo, Toronto and Ottawa.  I finished them all my best time being 3:56 and some change.  I've never been able to let go of this wonderful hobby, if you will.  In 2011 I...

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Strange Times

We share something globally in these days. Something we have never seen before. The looming threat of a rogue virus that will be another game changer. Every once in a while these events take place and we are never the same. People are talking about a new normal. Dr....

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You Are Invited

YOU are invited!! I should never have opened the door this morning. There was this faint knocking and then, there they were ... Ronnie Regret, Alex Anxiety, Wendell Worry, Freddie Fear ... all old companions. I've known them forever and they always show up unannounced...

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The Pats

I stayed up well beyond my bedtime last night to watch the Patriots play the Chiefs for the AFC conference final.

There are very few things that would keep me up that late.  My personal preference is to cut a big slice out of the front end of the day rather than the back.  For me, there is more to get up for than to stay up for.
I didn’t stay up because I am a fan of either team.

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Canada Day & The Greasy Pole

The Greasy Pole I watched the Greasy Pole from the deck of our home this year.  Canada Day is a wonderful annual event on Grand Manan.  There are many family activities, and this is one of my personal favourites.  Young and older, brave the greased spar on a wooden...

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You Don’t Understand

You can hold your sufferings up against the words of those who have not suffered equally, and discount them as uninformed, inexperienced prattle. But regardless of your pain, you can never discount the words of Christ similarly. None of us have intentionally laid...

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Tig’s

I was so blessed to meet Layton Ford in 1990. We shared a common interest in running and similar experiences in terms of our childhood. We loved the outdoors. Hunting land fishing were a part of our DNA. A love for God and some basic principles of life had been...

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The Nights

The nights are dark and long these days I try to sleep through but something nudges me, wakens me Then the voices of discouragement Voices of fear, inadequacy And my sleep is over but it is still long dark   There is a sweet strong Presence there as...

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Vision

So many of the greatest blessings of life go unnoticed and consequently unappreciated.  How many marriages, friendships, family relationships fall into disrepair and ultimately loss before we realize just how important these things really are?  Among the...

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Sunday Morning Ruminations

 This was originally written in 2011.  I thought at that point that I would never pastor a church again. Some Sunday morning rumination or rambling or whatever … There is still that feeling of pain deep in my heart. Perhaps it is disappointment in myself,...

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Mom …

Mom I see you … I hear you You are just beyond my reach It is maddening to be so close And yet so far away You have loved me tenderly, relentlessly, fiercely As only a mother can love And yet it is not enough Life pulls us apart geographically socially experientially...

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How Well Do I Know You?

How well do I know you? I think by now, that I know you well. I’ve told you things that I have never told anyone else Many of those things have been deeply painful Many of those things would bring me grief if you ever told anyone else I guess if you were...

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Praying By Numbers

Just a little something to share that you might find meaningful.I have begun to "pray by numbers" over the last four years or so. It started with waking in the night. We have a digital clock that projects numbers on the ceiling. For several consecutive...

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Back to the Drawing Board

Just a brief word for the moment.  I recently have had to migrate a number of my websites from an old classic hosting package with GoDaddy, to a new C-panel package.  To avoid an exorbitant charge for the migration, from GoDaddy, I tried it myself, on...

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