52 years old

I was down the road from the office this week and saw this car pull into a spot near me. I approached the driver as it was a familiar model.  It was a 1965 Pontiac Parisienne and it was in great shape.  It turned out that he’s the original owner and has been driving it for 52 years. He had it repainted 5 years  But imagine driving the same car for 52 years!!

No heated seats, no power windows, no satellite radio, no pollution controls. It’s really amazing how much technology is now part of our car experience. Not this one.

I can’t say I’ve ever met anyone that is driving a car this old and it’s their regular car – not a collector’s item.



Trip to Chicago

The CSS took to the air recently to travel to Chicago for their Thanksgiving weekend and the kick-off of the Christmas season which represents an increase in services to the poor and fund-raising for The Army. It was great to see Wendy go off in her role as the executive officer. I would have loved to have been in attendance but I stayed home to look after duties here.



This photo is from Chicago. Wendy is sporting the festival tunic of the group.

Praying for Rachel


It might not be serious but anytime one of our loved ones is ill we naturally are concerned.  And of course when it is one of our grandchildren we wish we could rush to her side to give her our love. Turns out Rachel – she’s younger in this photo – is in hospital and so because we cannot be by her side we reach out in prayer.

That’s the wonderful nature of prayer – it reaches beyond geography.  It reaches beyond time too. The invitation from Scripture is to cast all our cares on Jesus. This isn’t a magic wand kind of action, but that God who is the author of life can bring healing and life to any situation.

So we pray for little Rachel that she will be held in the arms of God tonight and healing will come through modern medicine and the hand of God.

A few thoughts about us as a family and our interests.