Faithfully yours - A defining moment

By Neil Strohschein

The Neepawa Banner

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

The Neepawa Banner

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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Faithfully yours - Payday someday

By Neil Strohschein

The Neepawa Banner

The title of this week’s column comes from a sermon preached by the late Dr. Robert G. Lee sometime before his death in 1978. The point of his 55-minute sermon (which incidentally, he preached over 1,200 times in dozens of countries around the world) was that every wicked act people commit is recorded in God’s books; and while the guilty may evade justice on earth, they will not evade it when they stand before an all-knowing God. Then, their evil deeds will be exposed and justice will be served. In other words, there will be payday someday.

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Faithfully yours - Driving through a white-out

By Neil Strohschein

The Neepawa Banner

Like most kids growing up on a farm, I was driving farm equipment and our old grain truck (a 1947 Mercury 2-ton, maximum speed 30 mph) by the age of 12. So I have been driving for over 50 years; the last 20 of which have been on the highways and district roads in Manitoba.

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Faithfully yours - Make everyday Valentine's Day

By Neil Strohschein

The Neepawa Banner

Store owners, florists and candy suppliers beware! Your stock is about to dwindle to nothing. St. Valentine’s Day is coming and from late afternoon Feb. 13 through noon Feb. 14, procrastinators from every corner of our community (mostly male) will be coming your way looking for cards, flowers and candy for those they love.

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