Nurse, bodyguard, cheerleader and taxi driver

Today is February 18th, which just happens to be my sisters birthday. Although I haven’t likely acknowledged it, she was and has been a very important person in my life. She has never asked for any credit or acknowledgement for what she has done for me and maybe she doesn’t even realize how much of a contribution she’s made to…

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Song of the Week #7 – He Saw it All

I’m going to stick with my statement that country music won’t likely be found on this blog, so let me make this clear – This is Southern Gospel, NOT Country music.  🙂 I went to a Gaither Homecoming Concert in Toronto with Joy at the Air Canada Centre in 2005 or 2006. It was the second Gaither Concert I had…

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Song of the Week #6 – It is Well

No, this isn’t “It is Well with My Soul” although it has a similar title. It does use part of the chorus of the “original” It is Well with My Soul, but otherwise, it’s different. I love this song! We started singing it in church about a year ago or something like that. I became acquainted with the song when…

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The Farm Chronicles – Part 1

Growing up on a farm was pretty interesting. When I look back on it now, the things that excited me back then seem pretty strange to this “city boy” now. Back in the pre-Internet days, I loved when the Western Ontario Farm newspaper would show up in the mail as well as the other tractor and farm equipment papers. As…

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Song of the Week #5 – Power of Love

Generally speaking, I don’t enjoy watching or reading anything fantasy or sci-fi related. Maybe I just don’t have a great imagination for storylines like that? I sit through one of those movies and think “That can’t happen” or “That’s not real” and it bugs me. Confession time: I have never watched Star Wars (any of them,) Lord of the Rings,…

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22?

It’s been about 3 weeks since I started my new exercise (DDPY) and healthy eating routine. Yesterday morning I jumped on the scale and saw 2 numbers side by side, that I haven’t seen in a while. 22.. As you may recall, I started at 242 lbs and as of yesterday morning, I’m now at 229 lbs. I’ve been so accustomed…

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Song of the Week #4 – I Hope You Dance

This song lacks the historical and spiritual significance that the first 3 songs have but still had deep meaning in my life at a previous time. From 1999 to 2001 and I was the proud owner of a struggling small-town grocery store. I usually played the local radio station quietly to help pass the time and make the store feel…

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Tales from the grocery store: Part 1

So…about that time that I bought a grocery store… Yes. I’m serious. I’m not sure how many parts this story could be. This time in my life holds so many great memories and a few bad ones too, so it could be 4 or 5 parts by the time I tell all there is to tell. Almost every day, I’m…

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I Survived Week 1!

Week 1 of the “new” exercise and eating routine is done and I survived! I do have to say – I was skeptical about whether exercise and stretching were really going to help. Even though I knew I could do the exercises based on what I saw, the question of whether they would help me was still lingering in the…

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