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Clay’s Corner Episode #13: First Impressions (27 Years Later)

Gail and I started dating 27 years ago today (on December 14, 1989) while we both students at JN Burnett Jr. Secondary School.

In this episode, we talk about our first impressions of each other. As well, see what one of us says to cause us to break out into uncontrollable laughter.

It took me about an hour to convince Gail to appear in this video with me; I’m certainly glad she did!

Music: http://www.bensound.com/

Single, Under 30, and Not a Priest: The Story of Nathan and Megan (#rumohrhasit2016)

Here’s the story of Nathan and Megan that I told at their wedding reception on April 9, 2016 at the Marine Drive Golf Club.

In 2011, a young intern for the BC Catholic, looking for some information about a priest, picked up the phone and called a Chancery employee.  The Chancery employee – for whatever reason – didn’t really give much of an answer and in the BC Catholic intern’s words, stone-walled him. And that, my friends, is how the wedding story of Megan and Nathan begins.

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April Speaking Engagements

I’m looking forward to a month of speaking and sharing with different audiences of people.

In April, I’ll be leading two Confirmation Retreats, speaking at a high school retreat, emceeing for a parish fundraising event, and emceeing my 15th wedding reception.

I am most grateful for the trust of those who invited me and their communities.

I better start preparing! At least I won’t have any Canucks playoff hockey to distract me. :p

Penguins, Planes, and the Proposal: The Story of Erwin and Alex

On October 3, 2015, my work colleague and friend Erwin married beautiful Alexandria in London, Ontario.  I was blessed to emcee the reception that evening, and as part of the program I presented the following story about Erwin and Alex:  their meeting, the courting period, their dating, and the proposal.

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The story of Erwin and Alex begins in March 2013 when Erwin sat across from me (and 3 others) in a boardroom in downtown Vancouver. We asked questions and he did his best to answer them.

One month later he was living in Vancouver and working at a new job. For a really good looking boss.

As I mentioned earlier, Erwin and Alex met in Saskatoon in January 2014 when they were both there for some youth ministry gatherings that had some really long names.

Alex’s first impression of Erwin was hardly a positive one. She found him abrupt, unapproachable, and standoffish. Pretty much everything you look for in a future husband.

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15 Things I’ve Learned About Through Marriage

Today, my lovely wife Gail and I celebrate 15 years of marriage as we received the Sacrament of Matrimony on Saturday, July 8, 2000 at St. Paul Parish in Richmond on a beautiful and sunny day.

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On our 15th wedding anniversary, here are 15 things I’ve learned about through marriage; they are all essential aspects of our union. This isn’t an exhaustive list, and some of the things might not ring true for other couples.

But these are things that I believe we hold true and dear to our hearts. Some of these things I’ve learned directly from Gail, other things more indirectly. She may have even learned a thing or two from me. And we’ve learned many of these things together as a couple.

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