This Time Last Year

last year

I ended this last year a little richer than when I started it. I met quite a few new people that I hadn’t known before and kept in touch with a number of friends that I had previously met along the blogging way. I gained a fair amount of insight and appreciation for a good number of you and learned once again, that there are decent common folks, just about everywhere you can imagine. All things considered, the benefits of committing to publishing a Christian Apologetics blog on a regular basis is well worth the investment of time and my faith has been strengthened by your honesty and perseverance.

I haven’t heard from Scott at for a while, would sure love to see you surface Scott and let us all know that you’re alright. I’m thinking we should all keep Scott in our prayers.

Haven’t been able to speak with Lynn Abbott at for a while either because she’s on a bit of a sabbatical from blogging. Thoroughly understandable but I do miss her posts. No pressure Lynn (well, maybe a little), but we really miss you. I was going to put “really” in all caps but I thought that might be over doing it. 🙂

There are so many of you who take the time to submit a comment every once in a while and share your thoughts with me. Nobody knows it all and we’re all richer when we share. I’m sure we all have our “regulars” and I’ve been really blessed in that department. Beverly, SlimJim, Jeff, Pete, Kim, Linda, Ann, BJ, Bill, David, Phyllis, Frances, Rayla, Sheila, John, Jessy and Gary, to name but a few. You folks (named and unnamed) are a constant source of encouragement and I am indebted to all of you.

I don’t know if any of you do what I do when I’m in a shopping mall, but as the opportunity presents itself, I watch the faces of the people who go by. Young and old, in all shapes and sizes and all colors, people …. just like you and I. The vast majority of them are not the rich and famous, they’re just ordinary people. And, I’m pretty sure that they all have their own story to tell and those that they love.

There aren’t any elevated positions at the feet of Jesus. We’re all basically the same, whether we realize it or not, sinners, in need of a Savior. And for those of us who have asked Jesus into our hearts as our Lord, that means that we’re family. I’ve never actually met any of you but it doesn’t matter. I’m grateful for my extended family and you have been a true blessing.

May our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ richly bless each and everyone of you in this coming year and may we all draw closer to Him, as our heavenly Father wills and the Holy Spirit enables.

Worthy is the Lamb! Blessings!







Disciple of Jesus, married to Peggy, with 5 grown up children, 7 grand children, ex-Canadian military and residing in beautiful Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada. a.k.a. "Papa"

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6 comments on “This Time Last Year
  1. Bruce, I wish you the Lord’s richest blessings in the coming new year. Thank you for your support and encouragement. It has meant so much to me in some very difficult moments. Thank you for being a faithful blog-friend and thank you for continuing to offer all of us edifying and interesting, God-honoring content.

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  2. SLIMJIM says:

    Appreciated Lynn on WordPress as well!

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  3. bcparkison says:

    And thank you for being a blessing to me. Loooking forward to another year as your friend.

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  4. The feeling is mutual, I’m sure. You have blessed us this past year, and I have no doubt that we WILL meet someday – “Here, there, or in the air.” 😉

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  5. You are a blessing Bruce. We praise the Lord for you and the others who share the blessings of our Lord with each other in the WordPress Christian Community. We never know how the Lord will use what we publish for His glory in someone’s life. HAPPY, BLESSED NEW YEAR! 🙂

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