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Month: March 2010

Finding Passion

You ever hear the phrase “can’t see the forest for the trees”? That has been me for the last while. You see, any material I have explored about being in business, either online or off, tells me I need to identify my passion and then run with that as the base for my business. Great idea, but, my problem has been, I have so many areas which has my interest. I felt like I was thrashing about trying to find something to set my hat on. For a while it seemed like I had taken on mission impossible. I just wasn’t single focused enough to do this. I should just throw up my hands and run off into the proverbial forest. Ah, the forest… suddenly I saw the trees. My passion quite simply is — information. My nature has always been that I get a subject in my head, I will explore it almost single minded. So, why wouldn’t I share that information in this the information age? I’ll need to break what I’m exploring down into various niches and may have to start new sites to keep myself somewhat organized. Since my interests are, and always have been, limitless I shouldn’t have any problem finding topics to explore and share. I know, sage wisdom is that I should narrow that passion down a whole lot more. Did I...

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We Will Remember Him

They shall grow not old, as we who are left grow old Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn At the going down of the sun, and in the morning We will remember them In memory of our fallen Canadian: Cpl Darren James Fitzpatrick — Afghanistan March 20, 2010 Always Caring — Always Canadian — Never Defeated Support Our Troops — Wear Red on...

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Spring Seems To Have Arrived

Forgive me if I appear to be confused if spring has come to my little part of the world. We’ve had so little snow this winter the line is severely blurred. I can’t remember the last time we had a winter in which I spent more time wearing my shoes than my boots. I’m not complaining mind you. I am the first to refuse to go out the door when the snow falls or the conditions are icy. I spent too many years travelling in all kinds of weather on a 200km a day commute to Toronto and back. When I left that job I was determined I would not ever be required to spend hours white knuckling my way home in snow or ice storm. That made it really lucky for me when I did start travelling to Oshawa twice a week the boss didn’t complain when I told him flat out that he would not see me when there was a storm. He actually preferred I take the safer path. God bless the guy! Well, spring is seen as a time of rebirth and renewal. It appears this spring is going to serve that purpose for me. The twice weekly commute stops the end of this month, leaving me a couple of days a week to pursue projects I’ve been trying to do in my spare time....

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Does God Play Favourites?

Through a friend on Twitter, @gailhyatt I’ve been exposed to some Orthodox Christian podcasts. They are interesting to listen to, they provide perspectives I wouldn’t always encounter from an Anglican viewpoint. Everyone needs perspective. One of the podcasts I listen to is by a Father Thomas Hopko, it is called “Speaking the Truth in Love”. A week or so ago Fr. Tom read an email he had received from a listener which caught my attention. She wanted to know why God played favourites. The lady indicated in her email she had grown up in an alcoholic home, which at minimum meant she had experienced emotional abuse. I didn’t grow up in an alcoholic home but I experienced abuse. The lady wrote that she believed some children are born with a silver spoon in their mouths, they are holy from birth and have all of the advantages. Others never get the chance to become saints because they are used and abused and never have a choice. She asks why some go sailing up the mountain to be saints while others stumble around at the foot of the mountain, never able to trust God enough to make it up the mountain. She hasn’t been able to trust people let alone a God who doesn’t talk to her. A God she doesn’t believe she’d have a chance of having prayers answered for...

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