Sunday, November 29, 2009

“Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother's eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye?” – Matthew 7:3

Perhaps in their eyes this:

Is better than this:

And maybe even less likely to lead to this:

Saturday, November 28, 2009

If you can get through the bad bits, you’ll appreciate the good bits all the more.
Sometimes it's hard being back on the farm, after I've seen Paris.

Monday, November 23, 2009

When looking into a running stream, simply logic obtained through casual observation tells us that the water is cleaning the rocks. But thanks to those who cared enough to look more deeply we know that it is the rocks that are purify the water.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Racist slogans were sprayed on a Holocaust War Memorial

"Racist slogans were sprayed on a Holocaust War Memorial." - Calgary Sun

I overheard on Canada AM this morning that it's the third act of anti-Semitic vandalism in Canada this year.

I believe I have said it before, that it's only a matter of time before the anti-religious sentiment in this country turns from God to His followers. Believing that it can't happen here is usually the first step toward it happening here. And it seems to have already started.

If you want your own rights to be protected, and respected, you must protect and respect the rights of others; whether you agree with them or not.

"In Germany they first came for the Communists,
and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Communist.

Then they came for the trade unionists,
and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a trade unionist.

Then they came for the Jews,
and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Jew.

Then they came for the Catholics,
and I didn't speak up because I was a Protestant.

Then they came for me —
and by that time no one was left to speak up." - Pastor Martin Niemöller
It’s terrible to have an imagination, which upon hearing a sudden noise always pictures something large and furry that has both claws and fangs.

Copyright © Colin Frizzell 2009. All rights reserved.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Pinocchio and Being an Ass

One of my favourite films, when I was a wee one, was Pinocchio. I still love its story and the lessons and morals it teaches.
You can do whatever you want, whenever you want, and think only of yourself, and it’ll be fun for a while; but really, you're only making an ass of yourself.
If you ever want to be real, and stop letting other people pull your strings, you need to listen to your maker and follow your own conscience. Then you'll cease to be wooden and start to feel and think for yourself.

And, of course:

“When you wish upon a star
Makes no difference who you are
Anything your heart desires
Will come to you.”

Friday, November 13, 2009

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Remembrance Day

I look forward to a Remembrance Day when we honour our fallen soldiers by not adding to their number. When war is but a tragic memory of our barbaric past. When we’ve learned to love and look out for our fellow human beings, respect diversity in cultures, religions and race; celebrating the rich tapestry it gives us.
World War I was the war to end all wars.
We’re well overdue.
Lest we forget.

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Monday, November 9, 2009

Inside every growling dog is a pup that just wants his tummy rubbed. He just needs to feel safe enough to expose it.

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Monday, November 2, 2009


A tear falls;
ripples move out;
the little paper boat takes on water.

Black clouds form;
words wash away.