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Faith column: Good news
Do you listen to the “news”? We do, faithfully, at 8:00 AM on CBC radio, and then again at 6:00 PM on BBC television. Most news items seem to be in the negative – which lures us to keep listening. Something in human nature thrives on listening to bad news. I’ve gotten so sick and tired of it that I’ve thought of refusing to listen to the news at all. But my husband is very faithful about listening, and… it is a time when we sit close together on the sofa, so something keeps luring me on to keep an ear tuned to what’s wrong in the world! One’s spirit can slump into melancholy. Is there any hope left in the world?
weather (Grande Prairie)
Weekly Ponderings: People brought character and culture to Peace River Part 20
The most recent Ponderings ended with a reference to fires being a usual occurrence in the early years of the community. They were a “terrible hazard in those days of tarpaper shacks as they were explosively inflammable. There was no water supply except the rivers, and often there was no way of getting the water to the burning building except by bucket brigade. In sub-zero weather, which was the time most fires occurred from overheated stoves, the ice on the rivers had to be chipped first in order to obtain water.”