Faithfully Yours - One day at a time

By Neil Strohschein

I will never forget Christmas 2005. After sharing a meal with family in Winnipeg, I made my way to Health Science Centre and checked in with the nurses in the Intensive Care Unit.

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Read the directions?

By Rev. Glenna Beauchamp

      Rivers and Oak River United Churches

 

I have a friend who always reads the directions — first! Before he takes the thing out of the box, he finds the instruction manual and reads it, all the way through. I don’t do that and it wouldn’t help if I did because instruction manuals are written in a language I don’t understand. The words may be English, but they make no sense to me, so I try to put it together just by looking at it. Only when I’m desperate do I get out the directions.

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Faithfully Yours - A gift that keeps on giving

By Neil Strohschein

Many years ago, a recently retired minister shared this advice with a group of senior seminarians. “The greatest gift a dad can give his children,” he said, “is to love their mom. And the greatest gift a mom can give her children is to love their dad.” There is much wisdom in those words.

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Faithfully Yours - What the story's all about

By Neil Strohschein

As I write these words, I am busy putting together the worship service I will lead on Christmas Eve. It will contain many familiar components. We will read the Christmas story, sing Christmas carols and light candles; just as we always do. At the end of the service we will exchange our Christmas greetings and then go home to prepare for family gatherings the next day.

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Faithfully Yours - What we are is what we get

By Neil Strohschein

A few years ago, while working as a reporter for The Banner, I spent some time at the Manitoba Legislature in Winnipeg, interviewing regional MLAs for stories I was covering.

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