Monday April 21, 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 columnís author, he seeks to offer readers some humorous and serious thoughts about daily life and the Christian faith. He describes his column as, ďFast food for thought with biblical dressing.Ē His column appears in three weekly newspapers in Sakatchewan. Further information about Raymond can be easily found at www.accordingtoed.com

Donít get your hopes up Ė then you cannot be disappointed

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

Donít celebrate your birthday Ė unless, youíre a kid

Ed, my neighbour next door, was griping the other day about being dragged to his auntís 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 youíre 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 ...

Donít get mad Ė get even Ė do to others as they do to you.

Ed, my neighbour next door, quotes scripture that suits his purposes. Ed really likes to repeat...

You cannot change disagreeable weather and the folks who annoy you the most

Ed, my neighbour next door, loves to go ice fishing, so I asked him how the fishing has been this...


Donít ever expect exciting behavior from a boring neighbor

Ed, my neighbor next door, asked me, ďWhy have you been so unpredictable the last two weeks? You...

Food doesnít taste right without tons of salt, pepper and butter

Ed, my neighbour next door, has had to go on some high blood pressure medicine. He is one to salt,...

Donít blame being sleepy, grumpy and dopey on a sleep disorder!

Ed, my neighbour next door, was sure I wasted both my time and money in recent trips to the Sleep...

No rules about guns, people ignore and break rules

Ed, my neighbour next door, has a few subjects that you dare not mention or he will talk both of...

Improve morale, go stand in the -50 c wind chill

Ed, my neighbour next door, has a remarkable constitution and attitude. This last week we had wind...

Retell classic childrenís stories with happy endings.

During the holiday season, Ed, my neighbour next door, had a week of reading bedtime stories to a...

Have your grandchild explain Smaugís Desolation.

Ed, my neighbour next door, admitted it was a twist of fate that sat us beside each other at the...

Predictions of weather, wealth, sports and a couple of perpetual beefs for 2014

Ed, my neighbour next door, celebrated the New Yearís Eve in style. He and Ruby always host a party ...

Buy the gifts others want only if they are on sale

Ed, my neighbour next door, gets more irritated with the Christmas season each year. Ed feels that...

Being patient comes from a flexible mind and common sense

Ed, my neighbour next door, tends to be pretty relaxed about time. He has been five or 10 minutes...

Donít teach by telling but by showing

Ed, my neighbour next door, says you should never tell a person how to do something. Show the...

Manís best friend is not his dog but his truck

Ed, my neighbour next door, is determined that I should get a Ford pickup truck. He claims that...



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