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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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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