The Perfect Vacation

This past week I was reminded of a family vacation we had a several years ago to the east coast. This was possibly the last vacation our entire family would be taking together with just us. Soon the kids would be away at school, have jobs and girlfriends and wives,…

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Paint, Salt and Light

In the spirit of my writing tradition, I will not name the person involved to protect the innocent. My youngest son (name purposely withheld), with help from a friend (again withheld), was making a required costume for his upcoming week at youth camp as a camp counselor. During the final…

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No Fear In Love

I was only 17 years old, driving home late from a friend’s house on a particularly dark night. That night there was no moon in the sky, no street lights on the road, or even the help of headlights from other vehicles. It was only me, driving alone on the…

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Everywhere Are Signs

Lighthouse Community, One of my weaknesses is obeying signs. When it comes to a sign with information on it, I tend to go beyond the exact wording and try to interpret the intent of the erector. For example, I moved recently and there is a sign in the road that…

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My Neighbour’s Lawn

Have you ever noticed your neighbour’s manicured lawn? Not only is it nice and green but there is such attention put into the grass cutting process that you can visibly see each lawn mower track in exact parallel lines. This is not a guy who started at one corner of…

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Sticky Thoughts

A message from Paul Campbell (Leadership team chair). Have you ever had a sticky thought? Do you know anyone who has trouble with sticky thoughts? I do. This nameless person will get so fixated on something or someone so much so it’s all you hear about. It can get quite…

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The Ultimate Handicap

A message from Paul Campbell (Leadership team chair). The game of golf is an interesting game. I know I’ve probably lost half of you by starting with that sentence as golf is something you love, hate or don’t even understand. Unlike other sports, yes I said sport, in golf you…

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It Is Well

A message from Paul Campbell (Leadership team chair). Lighthouse Community, This morning there was a significant change in the weather. For a few days now we have seen warm temperatures and calming south breezes, but overnight the wind changed to the north and became quite strong. Living in Sarnia with…

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Everything Changes

A message from Paul Campbell (Leadership team chair). Lighthouse Community, Many of you may know that a couple of weeks ago I became a grampa for the first time with the birth of my new grandson Levin Matthew Campbell (sorry for the plug – it’s what new grandparents do). As…

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Making Wise Decisions

Our topic this weekend is ‘Making Wise Decisions’… Many years ago as a young man I decided to come home early on a long weekend because there was this girl. I knew this girl was going to drop in at the place I was staying and I had heard about…

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