Monday July 28, 2014




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    Neighbourly Advice According to Ed
    By Rev. Raymond Maher
    revraymaher@accesscomm.ca
    Raymond is a retired clergyman and teacher from Melville. As the spiritual column’s author, he seeks to offer readers some humorous and serious thoughts about daily life and the Christian faith. He describes his column as, “Fast food for thought with biblical dressing.” His column appears in three weekly newspapers in Sakatchewan. Further information about Raymond can be easily found at www.accordingtoed.com

Little guys or big folks, all rather talk than listen

Ed, my neighbour next door, noted I was leaving the house at 8 a.m. every day last week. He was...

Your problem may prove to be no difficulty to others

Last week Ed, my neighbour next door, had a good laugh at my problem. I had laryngitis and my voice ...

Say thanks to those willing to lend a helping hand

Ed, my neighbour next door, tends to take bad circumstances, as well as, the good ones in a futile...

Don’t give thanks for things that didn’t happen?

Ed, my neighbor next door, has been like a wet blanket lately. The stretch of wet weather we have...

Weeds will overrun the fields during days of rainy weather

Ed, my neighbour next door, hates weeds. He has absolutely no tolerance for any of them. “No self-...

Cutting your own hair proves you are both bald and cheap

Ed, my neighbour next door, saw me with a fresh haircut. He is aware that I have been buzzing my...

Hope is disappearing for this year’s growing season.

Ed, my neighbor next door, has been in an irritable mood lately. He has been frustrated about the...


Be a detective and figure out what is wrong next door.

Ed, my neighbour next door, never fails to see my garden rows are always slightly crooked. When Ed...

Some folks never learn – so just say, “I told you so!”

Ed, my neighbour next door, has had a busy time lately, saying that I never learn. We traded our...

No sympathy for the easy lifestyle of retirees

Ed, my neighbour next door, has a fair-sized chunk of resentment towards retirees in general. I...

Use the roads already built through the mountains

Ed, my neighbour next door, has decided he is going to take a trip to British Columbia one of these ...

Don’t share your favourite fishing spot or your bank card

Ed, my neighbour next door, has a problem with sharing anything that is valuable to him. Ed has...

The unforgivable – lukewarm beer and cold coffee

Ed, my neighbour next door, can be severely opinionated about anything and everything. He has more...

Some folks are sandpaper, they rub against your grain.

Ed, my neighbor next door, was impressed to find out that we will be off to British Columbia for a...

Don’t get your hopes up – then you cannot be disappointed

Ed, my neighbour next door, had to rub it in. “You should never expect much. You get all excited...

Don’t celebrate your birthday – unless, you’re a kid

Ed, my neighbour next door, was griping the other day about being dragged to his aunt’s 93rd...

Trust what you can see and ignore what is promised.

Ed, my neighbour next door, saw me by my back door dismantling a bathroom cabinet a couple of days...

With big name pitchers, it should be three strikes and you’re out!

Ed, my neighbour next door, has no patience for athletes who do not perform well. Word that the New ...

Too many choices make the water dirty and cloud decision making

Ed, my neighbour next door, has been bombarded with too many choices lately. He is planning for his ...



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