It is race weekend in Toronto and year 23 (maybe 24) of a tradition in our family where my now grown son, and I make the trek to the Lakeshore to watch the Indy cars race. It is hard to explain to non-racing fans why we would do this, in fact, I am at times […]
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I found this video on a blog called Open Hands which is written by Mark Petersen who is a philanthropist and blogger.Check it out as it has many interesting links and videos that will give you a look into some of the work done by the not-for-profit sector in Canada. I love the last line […]
Six year old Annie returns home from school and says she had her first family planning lesson at school. Her mother, very interested, asks; “How did it go?” “I died of shame!” she answers. “Sam from over the road, says that the stork brings babies. Sally next door said you can buy babies at the […]
It is Indy weekend here in Toronto and that means I will be taking a few days off. Car racing is a strange spectator spot indeed. Here are a few of the ‘attractions’: It is loud to be sure; Even with good seats, and after 20+ years we have some of the best, you only […]
”Children: You spend the first 2 years of their life teaching them to walk and talk. Then you spend the next 16 telling them to sit down and shut-up.” – Unknown
“When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at how much he had learned in seven years.” – Mark Twain
An eye witness account from New York City , on a cold day in December, some years ago: A little boy, about 10-years-old, was standing before a shoe store on the roadway, barefooted, peering through the window, and shivering with cold. A lady approached the young boy and said,’my, but you’re in such deep […]
Sometimes When Parents texting their kids it can “Zing” them:
On my way home one day, I stopped to watch a Little League base ball game that was being played in a park near my home. As I sat down behind the bench on the first- base line, I asked one of the boys what the score was ‘We’re behind 14 to nothing,’ he answered […]
A four-year-old child, whose next door neighbor was an elderly gentleman, who had recently lost his wife. Upon seeing the man cry, the child went into the old Gentleman’s’ yard, climbed onto his lap, and just sat there. When his mother asked her child what he was said to the neighbor, the child just said, […]
One of my favorite duties as a deacon is baptizing newborn children into the faith. I look at the young Moms and Dads sitting in the pews, frantically trying to keep their babies from crying, and I always tell them about the last time I ever spoke to my Mom. These young parents are at […]
On this Easter Sunday I am reflecting on life, death and new life. It has been a busy and hectic week. In the church business this is the big one. It begins with Holy Thursday, Good Friday, which included a powerful evening celebration of the Way of the Cross with the Good Thief at the […]
When buying your senior citizen family members a new gadget- like an iPad- never assume they will read the directions. The video is in German but you will see this common mistake can happen in almost any country.
One thing they never tell you about child raising is that for the rest of your life, at the drop of a hat, you are expected to know your child’s name and how old he or she is.-Erma Bombeck