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: September 2014

What? A Lesson from Knickknacks?

Last week I had the privilege of performing the wedding for Tyler, our first grandchild to be married. Tyler and his older—by five minutes—twin brother Ryan figure in an impressive list of anecdotes, not surprising, since they were the first of our eight grandkids. For the wedding reception fun time we were asked to provide some stories about Tyler. Here’s one that goes well beyond being funny to illustrating an important lesson for all parents, coaches, and bosses. Since my …

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College Reunions: To Go, or Not to Go, No Question About It.


This past weekend Jo and I participated in a reunion of our Bible college alma mater. (Yes, the one that expelled me in my second year. But that’s another story.) When we first walked into the registration hall I thought, Wait a minute. We’re in the wrong place. This is just a bunch of old people. Why would we spend the time, effort and money to get together with people we went to school with, some of whom we hadn’t …

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I Distinctly Remember Forgetting That

I forgive you. I'm letting it go.

“Jack!” my usually loving and soft spoken wife growled at me, “You are so bitter and so harsh, you can’t even control what you are saying and who you are saying it to.” She followed up this judgement by recommending that I quieten down and go to sit by the creek behind the house to meditate, think and pray. She was right, as she often is, so I walked down the path from our mud-walled house in the Canela village …

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What Happens to Christian Young People At College?

Grandson Ryan Graduated With Stronger Faith in God

This week our two oldest granddaughters are entering institutions of higher learning. Savannah studied one year in Trinity Western University in Langley, BC, but is taking her second year of at Grant MacEwan University in Edmonton. Arienna’s first year of higher education is at Joshua Wilderness Institute at Hume Lake in east-central California. Our granddaughters are just two of a huge flow of Christian young people who this fall are pursuing higher education. Some, like Arienna, will study in a …

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