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    Letter 58 January 18, 2021 By Major Brenda Allen

    I still have many pieces to go.  My 1000-piece puzzle still needs attention putting it together into the whole it is designed for. Some pieces fit into place quite easily.  Other pieces I have picked up, turned over in my hand, and set back down. The piece is too difficult to position, so I reach for what might be an easier piece.

    J.I....

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    Letter 57 January 13, 2021 by Major Brenda Allen

    The new strain of the Covid19 virus transmits easier. The increased numbers of Covid19 cases are putting an increased toll on our hospitals and health-care workers. This virus continues to exhibit its power. If it were a human, perhaps it would boast loudly about its strength. In response to its power our voices proclaim “No!” or...

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    Letter 56 January 11, 2021 by Major Brenda Allen

    Yesterday a cheer went up from our home as someone we know was able to receive the Covid19 vaccine.  Dose number two will come in a few weeks.

    But what about_______________?  I can admit that while I was celebrating and thankful I was thinking of the many who are not yet on any waiting list and others around the world for which the...

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    Letter 55 January 7, 2021 by Major Brenda Allen

    “The password is incorrect.  Try again.”

    Many of us have seen this message or a similar one as we have incorrectly entered a password for access to a computer or perhaps a site on the internet. 

    A young man comes to Jesus thinking he has the correct ‘password’ for living a life that pleases God. He is a...

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    Letter 54 January 4, 2021 by Major Brenda Allen

    The calendar year has changed.  It is day four of 2021.  How do you find yourself entering this new year?  Do you enter with hopeful anticipation or fearful apprehension?  Do you enter with vigour, ready to embrace all that comes your way, or with a sense of apathy, captured by a lack of enthusiasm? Or perhaps you feel...

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    Letter 54 December 24, 2020 by Majors Brenda & David Allen

    Why Christmas? Why is so much attention given to Christmas?

    The word attention has various meanings.  The one I rest upon is “to  watch listen  to, or  think  about something or someone  carefully  or with  interest .” December 25, has captured the interest of much of the world. Imagine...

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    Letter 54 December 24, 2020 by Majors Brenda & David Allen

    Why Christmas? Why is so much attention given to Christmas?

    The word attention has various meanings.  The one I rest upon is “to  watch listen  to, or  think  about something or someone  carefully  or with  interest .” December 25, has captured the interest of much of the world. Imagine...

  • IN THE BLEAK MID-WINTER

    December 22, 2020 by Major Beverly Ivany

    Question: What is your favourite Christmas Carol, and have you actually been able to sing it this Christmas season?

    It’s probably true for most of us: there are MANY carols we love to sing at this time of the year. But again, this year has been very different—like no other…

    My favourite is “In the Bleak...

  • IN THE BLEAK MID-WINTER

    December 22, 2020 by Major Beverly Ivany

    Question: What is your favourite Christmas Carol, and have you actually been able to sing it this Christmas season?

    It’s probably true for most of us: there are MANY carols we love to sing at this time of the year. But again, this year has been very different—like no other…

    My favourite is “In the Bleak...

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    Letter 53 December 21, 2020 By Majors Brenda & David Allen

    “Chestnuts roasting on an open fire.” This is not something I have done before.  I have walked by chestnuts in the grocery star and sung about them, but I have never known the experience of roasting, or tasting one.

    Much of life, during these days, is filled with ‘not something I have done before.’ On a much grander...