Faithfully yours - Words etched in stone

Neil Strohschein
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There is a considerable gap in age between the oldest member of our family (me) and the youngest—a fact of which I am often reminded. A few years ago, when he was asked if he knew how old I was, he said: “I’m not sure of Neil’s exact age; but I do know that his birth certificate is etched in stone.” We still laugh whenever we think of how good that comeback really was.

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Homebodies - Amazed and astounded

Rita Friesen 
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By now, most of you are aware that it doesn’t take much to amaze and astound me. It could be a sunset, or rise, the sweet smell of a newborn babe, the smile exchanged between two caring individuals. It was none of the above that amazed and astounded me this week. I was in Niverville with friends and the restaurant of choice was Hespeler’s Cookhouse and Tavern.

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Observation - March 30, 2018

Addy Oberlin
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Many thoughts are crossing my mind this week. The kids are enjoying a week free from school. It is the time for chocolate bunnies and eggs, but also new life born on the farms. Calves are born and bunnies, kittens and puppies will follow soon.

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Faithfully Yours - My tribute to a giant

Neil Strohschein
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The Christian community lost a spiritual giant just over a month ago. On February 21, after a long battle with Parkinson’s and other ailments, Rev. Billy Graham passed away. He was 99. His body was laid to rest on March 2 on the grounds of the Billy Graham Library in Charlotte, North Carolina; next to the body of his wife who predeceased him in 2007. But his words will live on, thanks to audio tapes of his radio sermons, video tapes of sermons given at crusades and the many books he wrote during his lifetime.

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Observation - March 23, 2018

Addy Oberlin
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The procedure is done and the treatments are finished. However it was said that a fatigue could last up to three month and medication needed to be taken.

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