Homebodies - And when I feel afraid...

Rita Friesen

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I whistle a happy tune? Doesn’t quite do it for me! The source of our fears change over the years, as does our manner of dealing with them. It’s cute to watch a young child meet their own shadow for the first time. This grey and moving thing is mocking and evasive, can’t make it stop or go away, it follows wherever the body goes. Shadows don’t scare me any more. As I gently age – actually I am railing against the advancing years- I draw comfort from a phrase found in Psalm 23, “Even when I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil.” Death is but a shadow, I love that image.

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Faithfully Yours - Recipe for recovery - Honesty

By Neil Strohschein

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In my lifetime, I have been fortunate to meet professionals who, when asked to do so, have been brutally honest—telling me things I needed to hear.

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Faithfully yours - Generational Blindness

By Neil Strohschein

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We have a serious problem in our society. I call it Generational Blindness. It has been with us since the beginning of time. Symptoms of this problem can be seen in all genders, all age groups and all social and economic classes. No place on earth is immune from this problem.

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Faithfully yours - A defining moment

By Neil Strohschein

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This past Sunday (April 9), flags at federal buildings, RCMP detachments, Legion halls and other similar buildings flew at half-mast. This simple act marked the 100th anniversary of one of the bloodiest battles in Canada’s military history—the WWI Battle of Vimy Ridge.

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Faithfully yours - What grace can't erase

By Neil Strohschein

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After completing last week’s column, I spent additional time reflecting on the life and experiences of King David. As I did, I was struck by the fact that there are some things that not even the grace of God can erase—at least, not in this life.

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