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Haiku 2023 (2)

January 31, 2023

January 31, 2023Good afternoon Birds perch on branches joining the peaceful chorus of Courage’s song                Monika Pieper Landoni  Haiku 2023 Trees or branches are vital to our survival. They produce oxygen for themselves, so they can thrive, and we, humans, benefit from that production. In our Township we have a low tree […]

HAIKU 2023

January 31, 2023

January 30, 2023 Good  afternoon/evening.Birds perch on branches joining the peaceful choru of Courage’s song( This week I will reflect on the Haiku for 2023. ) Birds are everywhere. There are thousands of them, with every one of them having a different voice or song. They fly, and humans do not, although we now have airplanes that can fly […]

Book of Psalms

January 10, 2023

January 10, 2023 Good afternoon ” Blessed is the one      who does not walk in the step of the wicked,      or stand in the way that sinners take,      or sit in the company of mockers,  but whose delight is in the law of the Lord,  and who meditates on […]

heart attack

January 6, 2023

January 6, 2023 Good afternoon,  Damar Hamlin had a heart attack on Monday while playing in an NFL football game. Mr. Hamlin plays for the Buffalo Bills. He collapsed on the field after making a tackle. The trainers/medical staff rushed onto the field and realized the severity of the situation, and immediately began CPR, and minutes later they […]

Love One Another

January 6, 2023

January 5, 2023Good afternoon, I went to renew my passport yesterday in Listowel. I had heard the lines were shorter there than in Kitchener. I had to get some passport pictures taken, and so I got them done in Listowel as well. When I arrived at the passport office I was first in line to wait. When my […]

Jesus as Refugee

December 23, 2022

December 22, 2022( I will not be posting blogs from December 25 through January 2nd. )Good afternoon,  So he got up, took the child and his mother during the night and left for Egypt,  where he stayed until the death of Herod. And so was fulfilled what the Lord had said through the prophet: “Out of Egypt I […]

Soldiers at the Manger

December 23, 2022

December 21 2022 Good morning.The Manger Scene at the bottom of the email is not a traditional or orthodox rendition of the Mary and Joseph story. Soldiers are both shooting at, and defending the manger. Herod wanted to surround the house in Bethlehem, and kill the baby. He did not succeed, but he did kill many babies under the age […]

Waiting for a miracle

December 16, 2022

December 16, 2022 Good afternoon, Prayer ( by Bruce Cockburn ) Song – Waiting for a Miracle Look at them working in the hot sunThe pilloried saints and the fallen onesWorking and waiting for the night to comeAnd waiting for a miracle Somewhere out there is a place that’s coolWhere peace and balance are the […]

A Latin Story

December 16, 2022

December 15, 2022 Good afternoon, ( In yesterday’s blog, I meant to write “Peace to those who are hurting, who can find no peace “, and not “Peace to those who are hurting, who cannot find no peace.) I took Latin for four years in high school. Every once in a while it will help in Jeopardy, […]

God is working

December 8, 2022

December 8, 2022 Good afternoon ,” King Herod… The Magi… Messiah.. escape to Egypt…”  from Matthew 2 “Caesar Augustus… Quirinius, governor of Syria… Messiah… from the line of David”…  from Luke 2 God chose to work out the salvation of the world through regular people. Of course, in the story there are the powerful. King Herod is ruler […]