Song of the Week #2 – The Solid Rock

This song is almost a tie for 1st place when compared to “Great is Thy Faithfulness” but the first one won simply because we sang it at our wedding. 🙂 I first encountered this song when I was young, but never paid much attention to it. It was just something we sang in church once or twice a year. The song…

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The “Not a New Years Resolution” resolution

I’m not a fan of the idea of making a New Years Resolution because statistically, they don’t have a great success rate.  There was a stat released about 5 years ago that said that among people who made a new years resolution, only 8% achieved their goal. The reason I’ve never made a real new years resolution is that I know…

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Poor Charlie…

Reader discretion is advised. If you have little ones who love animals, don’t read them this one! When I was about 8 or 9 my parents bought us a baby goose early in the spring. He was so cute; Yellow and furry when we first got him. Charlie stayed in the barn when he was young, and each day we…

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Teaching music to a tone deaf kid…

One aspect of many a child’s formative years is learning to play an instrument or getting involved in music in some way. Generally speaking, I think it’s a great idea to get kids involved in music as a way to exercise different parts of their brain and develop some culture. From about age 6 or 7 to about age 10…

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Bracelets, shirts, flyers, cows & groceries

Ever since I was young I had an entrepreneurial side. I liked to figure out how to make a few dollars doing something…anything…as long as it was legal. 🙂 Jonny the bracelet maker In elementary school, it was friendship bracelets. During that time, everyone else was making braided friendship bracelets out of plastic cord and I thought I could get involved…

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I might have been a Mama’s boy…

TODAY is my Mom’s Birthday. Happy Birthday, Mom!  I started writing this a while ago and as Mom’s Birthday approached, I thought it would be fitting to post it right on the day. It’s always interesting to look back on your life because you see things that you didn’t see before. For me, one of the things I’m starting to…

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“It’s just up there, around the corner…”

A few weeks ago we were meeting with old friends, Melissa and Al. You will remember Melissa from the “Are you Jonny?” post I did a while back. Just to clarify – our friendship is old, they’re not old. 🙂 Melissa reminded me of our little “hike” up in Tobermory back in about 2004 or 2005 so I thought I…

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“My grace is sufficient for you…”

I’ll be honest…the past year or so hasn’t been the best in terms of my health. With that said – I’m not dying or anything like that so don’t worry too much. Technically speaking we’re all dying…but that’s a conversation for another time. Anyway… A bit of history: Things were dicey from the time I was born until I was…

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The Sieve

One of the wonderful things about going to a small church with an active youth group was that there was ALWAYS something going on, on Friday night, Saturday and Sunday. Something I remember with fond memories was pond hockey at the Brown’s farm during the winter months. It wasn’t sophisticated. Out behind the barn, there was a pond. It was…

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