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A Tickle in the Funny Bone

My first ebook, A Tickle in the Funny Bone, is a dozen of my humorous columns including all the April Fool’s ones and the hilarious responses. Readers’ comments: I had a good laugh at this one - still wiping away the tears! I like your sense of humour! I laughed all the way through. I...

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Monthly Archives: June 2014

Singing Passionately Someday

Tens of Thousands Singing with Passion

I had some very religious thoughts on Monday afternoon while watching Brazil play soccer against Chile in the World Cup games. Most of the population of North America have no idea what FIFA stands for, and would probably have trouble spelling it. They think of soccer merely as a sport, and a minor sport at that, not worthy to be compared to hockey, or football. But not in Brazil. There, soccer is treated as a religion. Here’s why: Those of …

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The One Necessary Thing

(Please Note: The Unsubscribe option has been restored to the bottom of the emailed version of these blog posts.) Jo and I were in our sixth year of missionary service in Brazil when some Canadian friends came to help us build a house on the Bible translation centre in Belem. Although we loved and appreciated each other and worked well together, they were a bit critical of how we, and the other Bible translators, used our spare time. “Instead of …

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Just a Coincidence or The Hidden Hand of God?

What? No book bag?

It happened again this week. One of those strange, unexpected coincidences, completely out of my control, starting bad, but turning out well in the end. I had been invited to tell missionary stories at a small group meeting and was ready with a five minute PowerPoint of photos to get the questions started. I had prayed, “God, I have no idea who these people are, or what they need to hear, so please guide this whole evening, and use me …

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My Service on a Dragons’ Den Panel

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A few days ago I served on a panel in the style of Dragons’ Den—the popular television show on which entrepreneurs pitch their business proposals to a panel of investors hoping some of them will invest in their business. This panel, however, was different from the one on television: The entrepreneurs were twelve high school students at a local Christian school. The stake was $500 of real money donated personally by the two teachers involved. The panel was three adults …

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