Right in the centre - The long wait

By Ken Waddell

The Neepawa Banner

Communities have been waiting for over 100 years for the government to come along and “save” them. Hundreds of communities have died playing the waiting game and many hundreds more are on life support. 

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Homebodies - The loving hands of the divine still surround me

By Rita Friesen

Lifting a quote from the back of Sunday’s worship service bulletin – “Today we celebrate the last Sunday of the year 2014. It is a time to look back. It is a time to put the things of the past away...It is a time to look forward. It is a time to anticipate the unknown future ahead. Such a dissonant chorus: one humming for the year that has passed, the other shouting for joy for the year ahead!”

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My Perspective - A better version

By Kate Jackman-Atkinson

The Neepawa Banner

The clock is counting down to the end of 2014 and the start of a new year.  If you didn’t notice it on your calendar, you surely noticed it at the grocery store checkout, where the magazine racks shout headlines such as “New year, new you”. A new year is a time for a fresh start.

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Right in the centre - About rules and the ridiculous

By Ken Waddell

The Neepawa Banner 

I just read two articles this morning that are enough to make an ordinary person cry. The first was about the many goofy ideas that get government grants. Some of the things we give government grants to are absolutely insane, such as groups making porn films, just as an example.

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Homebodies - Love one another as I have loved you

By Rita Friesen

Most of us catch the meaning of ‘a Charlie Brown’ Christmas tree. We grew up watching the Christmas special and understand that the beauty is in being loved not in how we look! The Charlie Brown Christmas special is the longest running cartoon special in history– 49 consecutive years! 

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