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Oh look, Chicken Thursday!

chicken infant carrier cartoon by Johnny Hawkins

Thanks to Cybersaltine, G. L. White who sent me this cartoon back in April (I'm catching up on my emails!) and huge thanks to Jonny Hawkins, the cartoonist who drew it. He waived his fee, and gave me permission to share it online with you all!

Let's show Mr. Hawkins some love by visiting his site (https://www.jonnyhawkinscartoons.com) If you are on FaceBook (come on on Walter Mc.!) why not swing by his page (https://www.facebook.com/jonathan.r.hawkins.7) and share some of his cartoons around! Also, check out some of the paper and e-books he has for sale. "Doodle through the Bible for Kids" and "Amusing Faith" look interesting - as do the 2022 cartoon-a-day collections - https://amzn.to/3DDv938.

Today's video share is one mother's explanation of why she will never go ice skating again!
Click here to watch the first video.

By the way, I am typing this at 1:51 a.m., and therefore take no responsibility for any grammatical errors in today's news. Neither does Grandma Cybersalt who is peacefully, and responsibly, asleep upstairs!

Enjoy the rest of today's mailing.

~ Pastor Tim

Sunday greetings everyone.

Christmas MangerThree weeks from today is Boxing Day, which is known in many parts of the world as "the day after Christmas." Wow - time is flying!

In the coming weeks, many of you will attend Christmas concerts with school band performances. I hope they go better than the one in today's video share.

Click Here to Watch the Video

Enjoy the rest of today's mailing!

~ Pastor Tim

Turkey Thursday 2021Oh look, Chicken Thursday!

There were no grammatical errors in last Thursday's post. I actually had Grandma Cybersalt proofread it before sending it. I am not surprised at the successful effect - she is the secret to a lot of things going smoother in my life.

Speaking of grammar, I want to give a shout out to J. Bernhard for the very kind note and suggestion she sent last week: "Everyone makes mistakes from time to time. When there are other real words, the spell-checker doesn't catch them. Personally, I think you should thank all the kind folk who exercised a little self-control and did NOT point out your error. It's not that we don't see them, it's just that we make them, too, and know everyone deserves some grace. Occasionally, anyway."

The above is great advice and I do thank all you kind folk who have not pointed out my errors. And if you have pointed them out, don't feel bad - I enjoy the fun of acknowledging and playing with them.

Today's video share is proof that you don't always have to work harder to achieve the success you are looking for!
Click here to watch the first video.

Enjoy the rest of today's mailing.

~ Pastor Tim

Sunday greetings everyone.

rainbowToday's mailing is going out a little late thanks to fun family times over the weekend and a bad case of heartburn last evening (due to food - not family, lol.)

But with the morning comes a quieter house, a quieter stomach, and 20 minutes before we have to leave the house for church.

Today's video share is a beautiful story of love and a reminder to all of us to make the effort to include more people in our Christmas events - and life events too of course! 

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Enjoy the rest of today's mailing!

~ Pastor Tim

Turkey Thursday 2021

Oh look, Turkey Thursday!  Yes, in honor of US Thanksgiving, we're giving the chickens a rest today. However, with this week's picture we are giving the turkeys a bit of a rest too.

That is the Quetzalcoatlus Northropi, the largest known flying animal that ever existed! It was a picture suggested to me by Cybersaltine A. Alexander back in February. I think it's a great picture for Thanksgiving, because we can all agree to be thankful that this is not flying around anymore. The savings on windshield deductibles is one reason and - oh yeah - the fact these things aren't around eating us is pretty good too!

Now, you may be wondering why it took from February until now for me to use this picture. With the end of the year approaching I am working on a zero inbox for my emails. I ended last year all caught up on my 2020 emails. This year my goal is to have managed all emails from 2021 and 2019.

For this week's grammar walk of shame, I have to agree that I did not fare very well in last week's news when I reported Cybersalt World Headquarters had "faired" well in the big storm that hit our province. Thanks to J. Pierce, R. Hoskyn, and H. Bruulsema for catching that.

Today's video share is a double header of two commercials that show the dangers of having a smart house that maybe isn't as smart as we would like it to be:
Click here to watch the first video.
Click here to watch the second video.

Enjoy the rest of today's mailing.

~ Pastor Tim

Sunday greetings everyone.

rainbowThank you to everyone who has asked about the situation here in British Columbia. We are fine at Cybersalt World Headquarters, here on Vancouver Island. The biggest hit to our infrastructure (the main mountain pass out out of town) is repaired to the point where it is back to being open 24 hours a day while more repairs are being done.

The major issue we still face locally is that nobody (neither government nor media) seems to be able to figure out that when you tell people not to panic buy things, a lot of people take that as their cue to panic buy things. So right now, until December 1, we are restricted to 30 litres of fuel (approx. 8 US gallons/6.5 imperial gallons) per stop at a gas station.

The really big, huge mess is on the lower mainland and in the coastal mountains - a 40 minute drive, 90 minute ferry ride, and another 60 minute drive away. For those interested in the latest in details we like to get our news from globalnews.ca/bc/

In other Cybersalt related news, I learned recently that Rev. James Snyder, who writes the "God's Penman" articles, suffered a heart attack earlier this month. Here is the note he shared on Facebook, "Last Thursday, November 12, I had a heart attack. I was taken to the hospital and on Saturday, November 13, I had a Stent put in one of my arteries. That artery was 90% clogged. On Sunday afternoon I was released from the hospital and went home. Now I am recovering from home with the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage taking care of me. Who knew I even had a heart?"  If you want to send James a note, his email address is This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (you can always find that at the end of each of his articles.)

Today's video share is a commercial that had me thinking both 'that would be fun to do' and "I hope this doesn't give me nightmares," lol.

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Enjoy the rest of today's mailing!

~ Pastor Tim

Chicken Thursday November 4Oh look, Chicken Thursday!

I don't know if you've heard it in your news or not, but our province got walloped by a 100 year rain event on Monday. Our transportation network is so damaged that the West Coast is cut off from the rest of Canada. OK, technically they are cut off from us, but you get the idea.

British Columbia is very mountainous so we don't have many highways to get to places once you leave the lower mainland. One of the major routes will not be passable for months!

Here in Victoria, on Vancouver Island, Cybersalt World Headquarters faired very well. We lost power for about 3 hours and that is all.

In other news, last week one of the Cybersaltines I thanked in the Cybersalt News was S. Wiggle. She emailed the following to me:

"While I am fairly sure you didn't mean to, thank you for the giggle. With previous emails, you have gently tested us with 'different' spellings of words to see who is really reading (as opposed to 'unreally'?) them. Here's where my giggle happened and you are certainly not the first (sorry) nor will be the last, to add an extra 'g' in my (my husbands', actually) name. At least, I am assuming (not the best thing to do, I know) the 'S. Wiggle' listed referred to me."

Well. S., it was you!

Now, this typo is unusually awkward for me. As you know, I like to poke fun at myself and riff when I make mistakes, but I feel it's just safer for me to not say anything this time because this mistake involves wiggling and giggling and I don't trust myself, lol. 

So with that, let's just move on to today's video share - the song that S. and her husband had their first dance to at their wedding reception!
Click here to watch the video.

Enjoy the rest of today's mailing.

~ Pastor Tim

Cargo ship that continues to burn near VictoriaSunday greetings everyone.

Congratulations to J.J. Westberg, A. Doherty, and W. McLauren who correctly answered my riddle last Sunday.

To remind you: "Whilst getting something in the backyard of Cybersalt World Headquarters yesterday, I noticed this fruit tree with a single piece of fruit on it. Here is a riddle for you: If I were to ask, "How much fruit is on this tree?" what answer would be correct if you wrote it down, put possibly (maybe even probably) taken as incorrect if you spoke it?

The answer is "One pear."

However, I want to give bonus points to A. Doherty who answered, "One pear but not a pair. Fair fare."

Now for a bit of housekeeping. Recently a couple of you have let me know you were unsubscribed from Cybersalt mailings without requesting to be unsubscribed. There are a couple of reasons this can happen and I've created a page explaining how this can happen and what to do if it happens to you. www.cybersalt.org/faqs/why-was-i-unsubscribed 

Today's video share is an episode of "Songs of Praise," a BBC program that goes to different churches and records congregations singing. For sure these churches are putting their best foot forward for the show (I'm guessing they aren't always as packed), but I enjoyed the music, the message, and pondering how much everyone must have enjoyed the activity. Times like that are a precious gift - especially to pastors, lol! 
Click here to watch the video.

Enjoy the rest of today's mailing!

~ Pastor Tim

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