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Posts by Ruth Waring

A Missing Piece… or Peace

Posted by on May 31, 2017 in Blog, Food for Thought, Quotes | 10 comments

A Missing Piece… or Peace

Of late Doug and I have enjoyed putting together puzzles, mostly 1000-piece puzzles. Not sure how this came about other than politely accepting one to take on our winter holiday two years ago. We never bothered doing another one again until this past winter when we put three together while we were in Florida. And then we went out and bought three more to bring home! It seemed that the bug of puzzle-making had bit! But now that spring is here—and my summer respite to Muskoka Bible Centre...

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When Truth is Not Enough

Posted by on Apr 30, 2017 in Blog, Food for Thought, Quotes | 1 comment

When Truth is Not Enough

As I’ve journeyed through life, I’ve viewed telling the truth as pretty simple. It’s like a straight line leading from point A to point B: state the event and state the facts. There’s a quietness, an inner peace that comes when you know that what you’ve spoken is the truth. Besides, if you’ve stated the truth, you never need to worry about what you’ve said. Mark Twain said, “If you tell the truth, you don’t have to remember anything.” However, as to it being a...

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Actions Speak Louder than Words

Posted by on Mar 30, 2017 in Blog, Food for Thought, Quotes | 1 comment

Actions Speak Louder than Words

Two words have been floating in an out of my mind over the past couple of days: integrity and graciousness, two words not commonly used in our daily language, but words that have powerful meaning. By definition integrity means being honest and morally upright; and by definition graciousness means being courteous, kind, and pleasant. Nothing brings these two words front and centre more than a twelve-hour day spent among thousands and thousands of people walking in the heat of the day at Animal...

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And Then There was Light!

Posted by on Feb 26, 2017 in Blog, Food for Thought | 6 comments

And Then There was Light!

Two stories. One lesson. The alarm was set for 3:10 a.m. Saturday morning and, thankfully, it was on Doug’s phone and not the bedside clock. He rolled over and slept for another ten minutes before getting up and doing what we all need to do when our feet hit the floor after a night’s sleep. Then it was my turn. “Can you leave on the light, please.” I called from our bedroom, wondering why he left the bathroom in darkness. “I can’t. The hydro’s out,” came the reply. Good grief!...

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Commitment and Transformation

Posted by on Jan 31, 2017 in Blog, Food for Thought, Quotes | 1 comment

Commitment and Transformation

My husband devours the Saturday Toronto Star. I doubt very much that he reads the obituaries or the classifieds, but he does read most of it over a period of a couple of days. I, on the other hand,  seldom read it, but once in a while an article catches my eye. This happened a couple of Mondays ago when I was gathering up the scattered paper to put in our recycling. I skimmed the pages and two headlines caught my attention. I read each to completion. My stomach almost heaved at the...

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