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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Cross-Cultural Missions is Contagious

Three daughters, two sons-in-law, five granddaughters, and three grandsons.

Last week’s post with the tongue in cheek title, The Romance of Foreign Missions, showed how missions is worth it. It turns out, missions is also contagious. Raising Multi-Cultural Children As a family involved in cross-cultural foreign missions, Jo and I with our three daughters lived for decades in three different cultures: English speaking missionaries on the mission centre, Portuguese speaking Brazilians everywhere, and Canela speaking native villagers where we lived for three to six months—a culture utterly different from …

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The Romance of Foreign Missions Work

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Unwelcome News On this day, February 11, 1976, exactly forty years ago, our family received some unwelcome news. We were living in Kelowna, British Columbia, on furlough after nine years of missionary service in Brazil. Our doctor said, “The results of the Mantoux tuberculin skin test shows your whole family has been in contact with active tuberculosis.” No surprise there. At least a dozen of our Canela friends in the village where we lived in Brazil had died of tuberculosis …

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Work: A Curse or a Gift?

Sewer Manhole

The Joy of Making Candy “Wow! This stuff tastes good! And it’s so easy to make!” I was a twelve-year-old recently arrived immigrant kid and watched in amazement as one of my friends melted sugar in a frying pan and made a batch of peanut brittle. It was perfect! I wrapped up a few pieces to take home, and couldn’t wait to teach my mom the fun of candy making. The Joy of Creating Earth This is a little like …

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