Coming to God

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Throughout human history, billions of people have looked for a higher being. Feeling an inner emptiness, some people have sought a spirit or idea that could give their lives meaning, purpose and comfort for what lies beyond the grave. Other people have a sense that we are surrounded by superior but unknown beings and attempt to contact them in trances or by other means. Such attempts to find God fail …

Kennedy & Letter to the Pope

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Senator Edward Kennedy was a man of significant inf luence in the United States of America for almost half a century. He survived many personal issues and family troubles. On May 20, 2008, Mr. Kennedy faced another major hurdle – a brain tumor that proved to be an insurmountable barrier. He left this life for eternity on August 25, 2009. As the late Senator …

Our Bridge

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Perhaps you are like a friend of mine? He thought about life and creation and his eternal destiny. He was a religious man but he was seeking answers and peace. He asked the ecclesiastical members of his family for help in his quest. Everything that was suggested he do, he tried to accomplish. He prayed, he gave of his time and money, he faithfully attended religious services but still he …

Absolutely Clean

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If you live in the country, I am sure you know the value of a reliable truck. I feel extra confidence when I f lick on my 4×4 to travel on muddy or snowy roads. It is a wonderful thing to get from point A to point B without problems. Travelling on muddy roads makes my truck dirty. I wash it and wax it to make it look …

You are here!

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It was a perfect day to visit the zoo. The animals were active. The weather was balmy. We were enthralled for quite some time watching the monkeys cavorting with one another, swinging from the ropes and playing with the toys. We strode from one exhibit to the next, enjoying our day out as a family. Finally we stopped outside the tiger cage. The full day was taking its toll …

Delivered!

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It was a late day at her office in Moncton, New Brunswick. Finally, Jackie put on her suede jacket and headed to the parking lot to go home. But she never arrived home that night. Nor did she show up the next day. Jackie disappeared. The family notified the police. The search began. The various scenarios were considered and the possibilities were examined. What happened to Jackie? …

My Citizenship

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I was born a British citizen. This year I became a Canadian citizen as well. Citizenship and Immigration Canada are fully aware of my dual citizenship but they have no idea that I also have a third. I am also a citizen of Heaven! There are criteria that a person must meet before being eligible for citizenship. One of these is having no criminal history. To be eligible for Heaven …

A Lost Masterpiece

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It was stunning news in the Arts world. A piece of artwork that no one knew even existed had been found. When the simple painting surfaced at an art auction, it was assumed to be the work of a 19th century German artist. Peter Silverman was drawn to the portrait. He wondered if it had been attributed to the wrong artist and era. At that time a New …

A Gift of Tulips

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How we appreciate those bright, multicoloured harbingers of spring! In Ottawa alone, Canada’s capital city, over a million tulips bloom each year. Such a profusion of this particular spring flower in Ottawa, is a result of a kindness shown over sixty years ago. During the dark days of World War II, there was an urgent need for a haven for the heir of the Dutch throne. So, in June …

Lambert the Lost Sheep

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Lambert was walking around the field on his shaky little legs. Like most lambs, he could walk very soon after he was born. He was calling for his mother because he was getting very hungry. Lambert’s sad bleating echoed in the field. The shepherd, Mr. Goodman, heard the hungry little lamb. He knew Lambert didn’t have a mother. He also knew there was a lonely mother sheep in the same …