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What's a phone call worth?

When it comes to telephones, things sure have changed since I was a kid listening in on the party line.

Pause for Reflection: Touching the fringe of his garment

My wife said, "Watcha doin today?" I said, "Nothing." She said, "You did that yesterday." I said, "I wasn't finished." When it comes to doing what Jesus wants us to do, we have unfinished work from yesterday.

It all depends on where you look

One of the things I really appreciate about our home and neighbourhood is the wide variety of visual feasts I can enjoy. Peering out windows of the kitchen and my home-based office I enjoy a sweeping view of the Pacific Ocean, just minutes away.

Love costs

The two oldest granddaughters recently returned from nearly two months of summer training and adventure through the Army Cadet Camp they attended in Whitehorse, North West Territories.

Pause for Reflection To fear or not to fear the end of the world

Some of the "end of the world" jokes make me smile: New trendy baby names - Nostradamus In all the stores - End of the world sales Ad - Lose 10 pounds by judgement day But I confess I laughed aloud for several moments when I read this one: Every day

Wheatland Senior Centre News

The results of the senior centre's activitiesfromAugust29to September 4: Bridge: (Monday) 1stAndy Goeres,2ndJim Brown, 3rdGeorge Gillies. Bridge (Friday): 1stJohn Whitell,2ndNorma Charlton,3rdJack Medwed.

Pause for Reflection Grandchildren, God's love and how to get real

A Jewish grandmother is watching her grandchild playing on the beach when a huge wave comes and takes him out to sea. She pleads, "Please God, save my only grandson. I beg of you, bring him back.

You make me so mad!

A young girl writing a paper for school came to her father and asked, "Dad, what is the difference between anger and exasperation?" The father replied, "It is mostly a matter of degree. Let me show you what I mean.

Filling out the census

I've been intrigued by the recent kafuffle over the government's announced plan to replace the mandatory long census with a voluntary survey. Without getting into the politics of the thing, I've been thinking a lot about the importance of censuses.

Pause for Reflection The secret of a successful marriage in the long haul

Once upon a time a couple celebrated their 25th marriage anniversary, not having had a single conflict. Asked about their secret, the husband said: "Well, on our honeymoon we went riding. My wife's horse was a crazy one. He jumped, making her topple.