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Wheatland Senior Centre news

The results of the senior Centre's activities for the week of September 4 to September 10: Bridge: (Monday) 1st Basil Holyer, 2nd George Gillies, 3rd Annie Balzer. Bridge: (Friday) 1st Vern Leach, 2nd Erskine Sandiford, 3rd Lucie Nickel.

9/11 and learning about God's love

Robert Matthews insists, "God is always in control!" I share his story: "A few weeks before September 11th, my wife and I found out we were going to have our first child. She planned a trip out to California to visit her sister.

Love you like a love song and growing in love

In Selena Gomez's hit "I love you like a love song" the lyrics say, "It's been said and doneEvery beautiful thought's been already sung".When it comes to our relationship with God, perhaps everything has been said and done so many times.

Safe am I

I remember exactly what we were doing on September 11, 2001. I was working in my home office; my husband was watching the morning news. It was, to all appearances, the regular beginning to an ordinary day. It wasn't to remain that way.

Keeping the tank full

Have you, like me, ever found yourself recalling some obscure or strange snippet of an event while other details of the happening weren't as important? This week I've been thinking about a trip we took to Toronto approximately forty years ago.

Learn to smile when you repeat, God does

A woman tells her husband, "GO to the store; LAY DOWN the mulch; GET the kids from school; rent SOME videos, and finish the REST of the dishes." You can figure out what the husband hears.

Pause for Reflection

Even though he could not tell time, my three-year-old grandson was wearing a watch when I visited. Later, when I was putting on my coat to leave, I asked him what time it was. He looked at his watch blankly, then brightened.

Check that number

Call it bad luck, good fortune, a dumb move or the occasion for a good chuckle - any of these descriptions could be used to describe a news item I read this week.

Pause for Reflection

A group of Rabbi's had finished their semester of study when one Rabbi suggested that they celebrate with wine. He would pay for it, but no one offered to go make the purchase.

Do you mean what you say?

Ever heard either of these expressions? "It's a deal. Let's shake on it," or "I'll be there, I give you my word.