Observation - September 15, 2017

Addy Oberlin
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Have you ever tried to kill a grasshopper? This week, I tried to step on one who was resting on my pathway to the house. Each time I tried to end its life the thing jumped just far enough away that I had to take another step to try it again.

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Observation - September 8, 2017

Addy Oberlin 
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The month of August is finished and a new season is starting. The children are going back to school again after a beautiful summer. Some of my grandchildren are starting or going back to college and university. Some of my great grandchildren start preschool or Kindergarten. A totally new routine is waiting them, away from home for many of them.

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The signs of nature around us

Rita Friesen
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Twas a morn that required a light jacket for the dog’s walk. I watched the sunrise, burning away the haze that hung in the lowland. All signs reinforcing the rapid approach of fall proper. The swallows had departed days ago, their favorite aerodrome silent, the paths strewn with colored leaves, and occasional pats of bear scat. Then I took note of the acorns.

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A Christian response to natural disasters

Neil Strohschein
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Kenneth Storey is a Sociology professor—he’s no dummy. So he should have guessed that the remarks he made in an August 27 post to his Twitter account would not be received well.

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Observation - September 1, 2017

Addy Oberlin
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It is good to be back again. I was away for a two week holiday which included a weekend reunion with all my family in a most beautiful spot in B.C. Sometimes a change of pace in life is as good as a rest. We all need a rest at times. Life can become very wearisome and stressful. I started with having a ride to Alberta with some precious friends. From there my children had plans ready for me and I just went with them where ever they went. It was a rest from the busy life I live here in Swan River. Even Jesus, when He was very busy going from place to place to tell the people how they could live a life filled with the love of God, needed a place away from all the business, to rest and renew in body and spirit. Psalm 8:22,23 tells us how Jesus told His disciples “Let’s go over to the other side of the lake.” So they got into a boat and set out. As they sailed He fell asleep.”