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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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Mother’s Day and Gender Equality: Some Thoughts

My Mother and I, seventy-nine years ago.

This weekend, the second Sunday of May, billions of people around the world will be celebrating Mothers’ Day—not just in most European countries and North America—where the idea started about a century ago—but in South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, India, China, Japan and the Philippines. This focus to honour our mothers made me think of the status of women in the world, especially when we learn of cultures that put women down, even to the point of denying them basic …

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l’m Sick.

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“I’m sick.” Never thought I’d have to write those words to explain why I didn’t write a blog post, or failed to keep a speaking engagement. I guess there is a first time for everything. Today I had to forego a speaking engagement at the annual conference of the Canadian Council of Christian Charities. The first time in living memory that I have had to cancel any speaking engagement, anywhere, because of sickness. This is the second week in a …

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Our Triune God Loves His People to Work in Community Just as He Does.

Working Together: It's the Right Thing to Do

The Story On Sunday morning, the tinkling of teaspoons in teacups was the signal for me to slip out of bed and join the fun in my parents’ bedroom. Settled between them with a cup of tea and some Maria biscuits in my saucer, I joined them to sip, dip and nibble. After fifteen minutes of joy, my Mom would leave us to make breakfast, and the story would begin. The stories usually were about a young man going out …

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Why Is It So Hard?

The chained and locked gate that separated us from our friends at the end of this 20 kilometre path.

“I wish all the Christian missionaries in Brazil were fleas,” the Brazilian government official said through gritted teeth, “I would squash them under my thumbnail like this!” pantomiming the action on the corner of her desk for the delegation of mission leaders who were seeking an appointment with a government minister. It was in the late 1970s and yet another discouraging incident in the long, sad, saga of satanic opposition to bringing God’s Word to Brazil’s indigenous population. I will …

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