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Letter 37 October 19, 2020 by Major Brenda & David Allen
Sorrow is a word, which for many, frames these days. It is a word that has been captured in newspaper headlines, and spoken from the lips of doctors, pastors, and healthcare workers. The word sorrow struck my heart last night when I heard of the loss of a mother due to Covid19.
More than a word used during this pandemic season,...
Letter 36 October 15, 2020 by Majors Brenda & David Allen
Seasons change, and we all find ourselves with the need to put things away. Last weekend, for Canadian Thanksgiving, you may have brought out, or purchased, a decoration to match the season – red, orange, and gold in colour. It isn’t long before these items glare at us telling us they no longer belong. We look at them and we know it...
Letter 35 October 13, 2020 by Majors Brenda & David Allen
A moment is ‘a very brief period of time.’ It was only for a moment that my finger lay wedged between the car door and the frame of the car. Don’t ask me how I did it, except that it was not our vehicle, and somehow, I managed to shut the door on my own finger! The pinky finger, on my left hand, is a little bit swollen...
October Reflection October 9, 2020 by Major Beverly Ivany
Okay. Let’s begin with the obvious: the COVID-19 “Elephant in the Room “! And those in authority tell us this very ugly, despicable Elephant is growing daily. So how can we truly be a thankful people, with a deadly virus swarming all around us? A virus that is preventing us from having a normal, wonderful, celebratory...
Letter 34 October 8, 2020 by Majors Brenda & David Allen
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- Spiritual Life Development
We need one another. Created to be in relationship with others, we need community. Community during these days, for many, is difficult. Loneliness can set in, quite easily, between the walls of a place of residence.
I woke thinking about Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego. They were the three friends of Daniel. They...
Letter 33 October 5, 2020 by Majors Brenda & David Allen
I overheard a conversation, on Saturday, as I was unloading a few groceries from our vehicle. Two individuals walked by my house, conversing rather loudly. As I heard the conversation, I thought to myself, Covid19 may be spreading but other things are spreading too. This was the line I heard:
“ Did you hear about...
Letter 32 October 1, 2020 by Majors Brenda & David Allen
Clouds in the sky can be so incredibly beautiful. Yesterday, as I admired a cloud formation, I was taken back to a moment in the summer when I paused to take a picture of a tiny, very tiny cloud, that stood alone in a cloudless sky. When I took the picture, those I was with weren’t quite sure why. I said, “See that tiny...
Letter 31 September 28, 2020 by Majors Brenda & David Allen
Comfort is often what we long for. The comfort of a friend or family member, the comfort offered by an encouraging word, a deed done with kindness, an uplifting conversation, a visit, or a gracious touch are all welcome. Much about life is uncomfortable, especially during these days, as we seek to do life in a different way. To be offered...
Letter 30 September 24, 2020 by Majors Brenda & David Allen
Measuring the distance of two metres, according to Timbits (small round donuts), made my smile. Who came up with this clever ‘social distancing’ marketing idea? I like the creativity! I would like to see the tiny donuts laid out in a line to count. Likely, the math was done by dividing the distance of 2 metres, by the...
Letter 29 September 21, 2020 by Majors Brenda & David Allen
At some homes wood is being piled in preparation of the winter ahead. How I wish it was for my home. I have always loved a wood stove! At one of our homes we had one and, if I pause, I can still see David chopping wood outside. A great memory!
To prepare is to be wise. Jesus once told a parable (story) about ten young bridesmaids who...