My Humble Christmas Lesson

Sparkling lights, hot chocolate by a cozy fire, feelings of peace and calm, all is merry and bright. Those were the sentiments I wanted to be writing about, as I frantically tried to get a post-Christmas blog entry done. The flu happened instead, causing changed and cancelled plans, disinfectants and laundry, missed visits and tired […]

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Santa Claus vs. Advent Candles

I never got to light an Advent candle when I was a child. The idea terrified me. I imagined myself in front of all those solemn people who were expectant, not only for the coming of our Lord, but for the timely lighting of the candles. I saw myself desperately trying to get the lighter […]

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Turning My Brain Off

My wife surprised me with a trip to a spa for my birthday. I have never been to a spa before (and I probably won’t ever go again). It was a very relaxing time, which is something I struggle with. My wife, Sharon, noted on several occasions throughout our time there, that I have a […]

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Surprise!!

Life is full of surprises. I never had a concrete plan for what I thought my future would look like but I can tell you I didn’t imagine what my reality is. Getting married and teaching for a couple of years wasn’t so farfetched. That I enjoyed teaching as much as I did was a […]

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Kitchen Walls

  I don’t know how many times I have looked at the picture that my mother had hung in our kitchen, probably thousands over the years. I am sure most of you know the picture because it may have been hanging in your kitchen when you were a child. For that matter, you may have […]

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Who Are Ya?

Imagine thousands of angry people pointing their fingers at you, repeatedly yelling at the top of their lungs, “Who are ya? Who are ya? Who are ya?”  Pretty stressful, right?  Opposing players taking a corner kick at a Vancouver Whitecaps game know this feeling well, as the infamous Southsiders try their hardest to shatter the […]

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