“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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“Does he need a menu?”

It seems like an honest question, posed by a waitress when we were somewhere in the Southern U.S. about 10 years ago. We walked into the restaurant and waited to be seated. The waitress came over, greeted Joy (she was standing in front of me) and then asked: “Does HE need a menu?” Apparently, I’m HE…!?!? I’m sure the young…

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Where are people with disabilities hiding?

From the time I was born until the time I turned 18 or 19 years old, I was involved with 2 organizations that helped me and my parents deal with the issues that having Spina Bifida brings. The first was the Thames Valley Children’s Centre in London, Ontario and the other was the Rotary Children’s Place in Sarnia – which…

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Cats, Cars, Coffee & Cruises – Part 3: Coffee

I first started to drink coffee when I was young, taking a few sips from my Mom or Dad’s coffee. Maybe that’s why I’m so short? They always said it would stunt my growth. Shoot. When I was in my early 20’s and working in the grocery business, I developed an affinity for the hot beverage, mostly because it was…

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The Road Not Taken

Think back to your elementary school days, kindergarten to grade 6 or 8, depending on where you went to school. There might be that one teacher who made a lasting impact on your life, or perhaps one subject that you grasped onto and learned all you could. Today, 20, 30 or 40 years later, you still remember. For me, that…

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Are you Jonny?

This post is connected in some ways to the post that I wrote about meeting and falling in love with my wife, Joy. If you have not read it yet – check it out first here. Now, on to a funny story. It’s no secret that I’m a fan of Southern Gospel music. As a teenager, I often watched Gaither…

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