July 2013

It Just Comes

Recently, I have been sharing my devotional writings with the people at work. I have had people ask me, "How you do it?" "Where do the ideas come from?" "How long does it take to write one?" "Can you write one about this or about that?" or "Here is an idea that you can write about." All of these are very good points, except that I find myself giving one simple reply: "It just comes to me." But we know that it really isn't that simple, and from my perspective, it isn't an accurate statement.

The Penny

The cost to produce the penny is higher than the actual penny is worth. This is what the Canadian government concluded earlier this year when they decided that the penny would be phased out. They let us know that as of March 2013, the penny would no longer be distributed from the banks, and the mint stopped making them. As the day came closer, people began to ask what they would do with the pennies that they had been saving in jars. How would the stores handle a sale with the odd cents involved?