Dec./2020 – Merry Christmas!!

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Keep safe.

Keep healthy.

Peace to you and yours.

B

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Dec.18/20 – Advice is like snow, the softer it falls, the longer it dwells upon, and the deeper it sinks into, the mind.

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“Kind words are like honey, sweet to the soul and healthy to the body.” – Proverbs 16:24

Peace to you.

B

Image: the Tom Patterson Island lit up for the Lights On Stratford Festival in 2020.

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Dec.11/20 – To forgive is to set a prisoner free and discover the prisoner was you.

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For if you forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you: But if ye forgive not men of their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.                                                                                                                                   Matthew 6:14,15

Peace to you.

B

Image: Christmas tree inside the historic London Guaranty Building in Chicago.

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Dec.3/20 – You don’t have to stay awake nights to succeed – just stay awake days.

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What comes to mind for me with this saying and bible verse is make hay while the sun shines!

I must work the works of Him that sent me, while it is day: the night cometh when no man can work.                                                                                                               John 9:4

Peace to you.

B

Image: a synagogue in downtown Detroit, Michigan at night.

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Nov.25/20 – Kind actions begin with kind thoughts.

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…Fix your thoughts on what is true and good and right. Think about things that are pure and lovely, and dwell on the fine, good things in others…..                          Philippians 4:8

Peace to you.

B

Image: Sunset in Stratford, Ontario on a cold winter night.

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Nov.18/20 – One person with a dream is equal to ninety-nine who only have an interest.

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Have you ever had an idea maybe even a dream of an endeavour or project you wanted to attain and develop? Only to have it fail and sometimes not even get off the ground? It can be hard to accept and often we give up all together. One may say it wasn’t meant to be, you had the wrong people, or blame it on this or that. I found I’ve had to ask myself whose will is it anyway? Sometimes it turns out differently, maybe not as grandiose as you projected, but still a similar idea. It works out the way it’s supposed to in the long run. Not always our desire but I find it turns out for the best. Although it’s definitely more clear looking back with a 20/20 view.

Pray about it.

Lord, plant Your dream in my heart and give me Your desire to follow it to completion. Amen.

Peace to you.

B

Image: the fall colours in Huntsville, Ontario.

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Nov.11/20 – The best inheritance a father can leave his children is a good example.

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Today remember those who fought and died for our freedom.

As ye know how: we exhorted and comforted and charged every one of you, as a father doth his children.                                                                       1 Thessalonians 2:11

I like be in control of my circumstances and the outcome, but that isn’t my job and so frustration, and sometimes anger sets in when things don’t go as planned. Just as a father disciplines his children, so does our heavenly Father for us. I’m reminded that he can turn any disappointment into a blessing. It may not feel so at the time but can with endurance and faith things work out for the best.

Peace to you.

B

Image: Fall colours on Kilcoursie Bay in Killbear Provincial Park.

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Nov. 4/20 – The measure of a man is not how great his faith is but how great his love is.

And now three remain: faith, hope, and love. But the greatest of these is love.                                                                                                                                          1 Corinthians 13:13

Don’t let anyone rob your peace. I know easier said than done. From experience it can fester and rule your day to day life. Even when I thought enough time had passed and I thought I had forgot, it just took a small trigger like hearing their name to have it erupt and disrupt my happiness. Pray for your enemies, forgive, not easy but you’ll be surprised that they no longer rob your peace. Let it go. Be healthy.

Peace to you.

B

Image: Fishing on the French River in Ontario, Canada.

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Oct.14/20 – Failure is the line of least persistence.

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“Persevere in a thorough determination to do whatever you have to do as well as you can do it.” – Charles Dickens

Give it up to the Lord in prayer.

Peace to you.

B

Image: the bustling State Street on a busy afternoon in Chicago.

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Oct. 12/20 – We keep the best of what we give away. Give Thanks.

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For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, so that you through His poverty might become rich.                                                                                                                                                       2 Corinthians 8:

Peace to you.

B

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