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It is interesting how the internet connects folks and stories. I found this post in a weekly newsletter I get about happiness and it turns out they reprinted from the Huffington Post who got it from a blog called the Daily Moxie. Anyway, the list below is from a wonderful article written by Jocelyn Kelly.Jocelyn […]

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Catching Up

I have been on a bit of a break for the past week. Well not a break so much as swamped with work, I let slide to the last minute. One of the reasons is that a week ago I made my annual pilgrimage to the Toronto Indy-car race with my son. This marks about […]

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Watching God finish the creation of Mother, the angel bent over and ran her finger across the cheek of the fresh creation. “There’s a leak,” the angel pronounced. “I told you you were trying to push too much into this model.” “It’s not a leak,” said the God. “It’s a tear.” “What’s it for?” “It’s […]

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A simple question for all who have some doubts about  this deep theological point:  If we are made in the image of God then what does the following video tell us? OK it’s not really proof that God laughs and I have no footnotes to prove the biblical sources for this theory but tell me […]

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Dear Dad

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Gone Racing

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 […]

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”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    

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“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  

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  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 […]

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Sometimes When Parents texting their kids it can “Zing” them:  

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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 […]

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