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Moving forward too fast

Don't know about you but my head's still spinning with the news of the last few weeks' events. It began as I, and the world, watched with awe at the miraculous rescue of thirty-three miners from their underground cave in Chile.

Wheatland Senior Centre News

The results of the senior centre's activitiesfor the week ofOctober10 toOctober 16: Bridge: (Monday) 1stJim Brown, 2nd Jean Janoski, 3rd Joyce Hemphill. Bridge: (Friday) 1stMarion Brown, 2nd Lucie Nickel, 3rdElfrieda Mantay.

Pause for Reflection: Mother Teresa helps us answer the question: why are you here?

Did you know: Atheism is a non-prophet organization? And: There is nothing to fear but fear itselfand Chuck Norris. Elijah, one of my favorite prophets got scared once, and it was before Chuck Norris's time. He fled into the wilderness.

Nuggets of truth in a peanut

I recently began work on a challenge after I and the others in a writing group were assigned the following words: peanut, exhaustion, pelted, and pensive and instructed to incorporate them into a final product that makes sense.

Taking time to dance

"Life may not be the party we hoped for... but while we are here we might as well dance." Now that's just about the best advice I've heard in a long time.

Pause for Reflection: Asleep at the wheel of life and hearing God's call

A young priest in his first parish notices that many are falling sleep in his homilies. He asks the elder priest, "Father, I can't seem to give an effective sermon. People fall asleep. What can I do?" "Well, my boy, it's all a matter of practice.

When you pray

Years ago we knew a young fellow who used to love to say grace before meals. No matter how briefly or fervently he prayed he always added this comment: "And dear God, help our food to turn to energy and not fat".

Pause for Reflection: To hear or not to hear, that is the question

A man walked into a busy metro station on a cold morning in January, laid his collection hat down and began to play his instrument.

UC Chimes: Looking for Dream Team volunteers

Fall has arrived and we are gradually getting back into the swing of things. We hope you had an enjoyable and refreshing summer, notwithstanding the wet weather.

Pause for Reflection: Living life to be good enough or to soar like an eagle

The age-old question why did the chicken cross the road? Would have received varied answers in history: Robert Frost: To cross the road less traveled by. Darwin: It was the logical next step after coming down from the trees.
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