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?

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.


As we go about our days, we can miss so many big and little things around us. For the past year, I have been riding my bike past the same abandoned building. As I stopped and spent some time wandering around the outside of the building on this particular day, I believe that the Lord had something that He wanted me to see.

Posted Speed Limit

The road that I travel to work is going to be widened; this work is scheduled to take seven years. When I heard the time frame, I began to grumble about the inconvenience of it taking so long and being my route to work. I began to do the math and try and figure out how that would look in life, seven years from now, and how old I would be. It's funny where the mind goes when one is grumbling to oneself. After the grumbling came the realization that I do have alternate routes that will get me to work and not add any time to my trip.

Waiting On The Light

A recent trip to Tennessee, U.S.A., had us travelling throughout the night. Around 5:30 a.m., I began to look for signs of daybreak. It was overcast, and we had driven through rain during the night, so although I was not expecting to see a sunrise, I was anxious for the light of day. What I had not accounted for was the fact that we have driven into a time change, and what I thought was 5:30 a.m. was now 4:30. As time went on and I thought that it was now close to 6 o'clock, but it was not getting light, I soon realized that it was in fact 5 o'clock.


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