Why am I here?

My mind does not process mechanical things.  The things that are mechanical that I fix or work on in my garage, I do so by rote.  This is   because someone has taken the time to show me.  I’m not...

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Who or what do you love?

I have a memory of walking down St Paul’s street in St Catherines. I am about 7 years old and walking beside my mom. I am carrying a case. In the case is a steel clarinet—a one piece clarinet in a...

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I’ve got the power!

I’ve got the power!

Deep inside of you there is something very powerful. Everyone has this power! People are using this power, virtually every day of their lives! This power is developed at a very young age and stays...

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Ouch! That hurts!

Ouch! That hurts!

Ouch, that hurts! Pain, it hurts. Pain—it comes at you from all sources. Known sources, unexpected sources—and it hits you sometimes at difficult moments. Not fondly, but I remember the pain of my...

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The Right Kind of Greeting

The Right Kind of Greeting

Is it ‘Merry Christmas?’  Is it ‘Season’s Greetings?’ Or,  is it—leave me alone I don’t care?  Well, here I go skating on some thin ice—hopefully it won’t break. Perhaps you have heard the following...

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Advent–what’s that?

Advent–what’s that?

This is the Christmas season, the holiday season, or sometimes referred to as Advent. Advent is an old English term, from the Latin adventus ‘arrival’, from advenire, from ad- ‘to’ + venire ‘come’....

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Being Near Jesus

Being Near Jesus

Author: Rev. Peter Cusick Martin Luther King, Jr. 1929-1968  once said: “Yes, Jesus, I want to be on your right or your left side, not for any selfish reason. I want to be on your right or your left...

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Private Howard George Gibbons

Private Howard George Gibbons

Howard George Gibbons (1915-1998) was born and raised in Owen Sound.  At the ripe old age of 19 he volunteered in the Canadian Army.  As thousands were serving and giving their lives for freedom and...

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Cursed Cancer

Author: Rev. Peter Cusick There are a few things that I have learned to hate.  I hate cancer.  I have buried cancer patients. I have prayed for cancer patients. I have cried with cancer...

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No More Singing!

Author: Rev. Peter Cusick A sign of my age—I actually listen to CBC radio in the car!  I was listening to a program a few days ago and the guest was telling us about what kind of...

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