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Oh look, Chicken Thursday!

America's Funniest Home Videos - Episode 1I was sorry to hear that Bob Saget, the host of America's Funniest Home Videos, passed away this past week. It bought back a flood of memories from a time when the availability and delivery of funny home videos meant gathering around a TV at home at the same time each week. The times have certainly changed!

Today's video is a nostalgic look back at the first episode of AFV. The situations in the videos are not that much different from today. However, the fashion, hairdos, and resolution of the day certainly are!
Click here to watch the video.

Enjoy the rest of today's mailing

~ Pastor Tim

Sunday greetings everyone.

Extinct tree from the time of Jesus rises from the dead in IsraelThank you so much for all of the messages of sympathy, condolence, and encouragement after the passing of my sister, Melissa. Susan and I appreciate all of your spoken and unspoken kindness and care.

Today's video share is a pretty amazing account of bringing back a Holy Land tree from extinction.

Click here to Watch "Extinct tree from the time of Jesus rises from the dead in Israel."

Enjoy the rest of today's mailing!

~ Pastor Tim

Oh look, the first Chicken Thursday of 2022 - Happy New Year!

Tim and Melissa - Last picture togetherI had intended to send a new year mailing out sooner than this, but simply ran out of energy and emotional gas on the weekend. In my Christmas Eve mailing you will remember that I referenced the medical masks that my dear sister, Melissa, sewed for us with "great love." At that time, I did not tell you she was scheduled for brain surgery later this month. Sadly, she suffered a complication and passed away following emergency surgery on December 28th. This is a picture of us together for the last time together - in this life, that is.

So Grandma Cybersalt and I ended the old year feeling very sad and have begun the new one in that same state. That said, we did enjoy the company and distraction of our son and his family being with us December 31 through January 2nd. We are as OK as one would expect as we continue to navigate these early days of grief, which includes not flying home to be with my parents and other family members, due to COVID health concerns.

Today's video share is one I watched a month or so ago and saved because I thought it would be inspiring for the start of a new year. It's a beautiful story.  I must say that my favorite part is the exuberant clap right near the end. You'll know it when you see it.
Click here to watch the video.

Enjoy the rest of today's mailing

~ Pastor Tim

Oh look, the last Chicken Thursday of 2021!

cabooseBefore moving to Vancouver Island, 25 years ago, I was somewhat of a railfan. But with no regular trains around here I've put that interest on the back burner for my own sanity. However, from time to time, I do indulge myself to some train stuff on YouTube. Today's video share is of a fascinating railroad crossing.
Click here to watch it.

This is the last mailing of 2021. Thank you for being a part of it!

May God bless you all richly in 2022 and give you peace.

~ Pastor Tim

Oh look, Chicken Thursday! OK, today's mailing is very late, but it is still Thursday on the left coast of Canada.

Every year I try to send out a separate mailing for Christmas Eve, and I intended to do so again this year, but after celebrating an early Christmas with a couple of our kids and their families, Grandma Cybersalt and I were just too tuckered out to put together our regular mailing on time. So I am combining today's mailing with a Christmas Eve mailing - which will actually work much better for all of you keeners living in the earlier time zones.

tim and susan christmas masksYou may recognize this picture of us in our Christmas masks from last year. These were sewn with great love by my younger sister, Melissa. I mention "great love" because Melissa suffers terribly with rheumatoid arthritis. Even though sewing helps to distract her from the pain she lives with, it's still not easy for her. And so last year, when we received them as a surprise in the mail, I quietly thought, "So much work for something we will be wearing for only a few weeks."

Fast forward one year and here we are wearing them again.

We are all tired of COVID and everything brought with it, taken from us, and what has changed seemingly forever. The pandemic continues to make what used to be simple harder, and what was already hard even more so. In so may ways we thought it would be over by now, or at least easier. But it's not.

We sing a song at our church that speaks to the wearying experience of being disappointed that the change and deliverance we want has not yet come to our lives. It sings of the reality that God will once again do the delivering work in our lives that he has done in the past. It may not be happening as fast as we thought or expected, but it will happen some day.

That is why we celebrate even the hardest of Christmases! We remember that the "back then" good work of God's deliverance, born of a virgin in Bethlehem, is like what He is going to do in the "not yet" of our lives, until all His plans and promises are fulfilled. Remember, God sent a great Savior because our need was great. And where our need IS still great, He can and will deliver for sure.

So whoever you are, wherever you are, and however you are, put your trust in the Jesus of Christmas because He will not fail you.

Today's video share is the song I mentioned above.
Click here to watch it.

From Susan and I, a Merry and Blessed Christmas to you all.

~ Pastor Tim

Sunday greetings everyone.

Christmas MangerLast year Christmas had barely passed when I realized I had hardly listened to any Christmas music while I worked or played. I remembered that this year and have been intentionally flooding my days and nights with Christmas music. One of the gems I have found is a concert by Sting.

Now, I am sure this performance is not everyone's cup of tea. It's not all Christmas music, and it's not even all Christian music. But I think it's inspiring and beautiful, so I am sharing it as this today's video share. With all music, including Christian, Christmas music, discernment is a gift to be opened regularly all year round!

Click Here to Watch "Sting: A Winter's Night... Live from Durham Cathedral" the Video

Enjoy the rest of today's mailing!

~ Pastor Tim

Oh look, Chicken Thursday!

Pastor Troy TobeyLet me tell you, Pastor Troy Tobey was not expecting to see his picture in today's mailing! He pastors a church in Southern Ontario, Canada and is a long time Cybersaltine. He sent me an item he wrote for Christmas, which you will find as a bonus item in today's Cybersalt Digest. Thanks Troy!

A few weeks ago I shared two "Smart House" commercials. Today's video share is another one that I held back for closer to Christmas!
Click here to watch the first video.

Enjoy the rest of today's mailing.

~ Pastor Tim

Sunday greetings everyone.

Christmas MangerMandatory mask wearing and a 50% attendance capacity restriction have returned for churches in our province. I really appreciate what my pastor wrote to our church family and thought I would share it with you. You can read "Ferocious Faith in the Face of Fatigue" at: mailchi.mp/c732dc8939f5/ferocious-faith-in-the-face-of-fatigue

Today's video share is a beautiful new song (at least new to me)for this wonderful Christmas season we are in.

Click Here to Watch the Video

Enjoy the rest of today's mailing!

~ Pastor Tim

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Pastor Ti has done some car racing so here's a look back and the career of "The Pastor of Disaster."

 


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