Laurie Davis

Emotional Healing

The righteous cry out, and the Lord hears them; he delivers them from all their troubles. The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit. The righteous person may have many troubles, but the Lord delivers him from them all; he protects all his […]

The Land of Sky Blue Water

The following story was taken from a booklet by members of The Soo Fire Department in 1921. With the building of the current Soo lock, this makes for an interesting read comparing it to the Soo, 103 years ago. Enjoy! – Laurie Davis “See America First” is one of the […]

Grandma’s Ledger

My Grandmother kept a ledger of all expenses including car expenses. The car expenses were listed on the ledger’s opening page. In January 1940, my grandfather had 45,600 miles on his car. On January 8th of that year, my grandfather purchased a ½ year license for $5.15, and later that […]

Letting Go

“There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens: a time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to uproot, a time to kill and a time to heal, a time to tear down and a […]

Imperfection

“As it is written: ‘There is no one righteous, not even one.’” – Romans 3:10 (NIV) Nobody’s perfect here on Earth. It doesn’t matter how much we strive to do good in life or desire to be perfect, it isn’t attainable. Your pastor, the person sitting next to you in […]

Picturing Scripture

“I know the Lord is always with me. I will not be shaken, for he is right beside me.” – Psalm 16:8 (NLT) Back in November 2015, I had the opportunity to attend the “Holy Walk” in Bruce Mines, Ontario. It was a cold dark evening, as my friends and […]

Part Three: The Soo’s Fire Protection

In the early twentieth century, some of my ancestors were firefighters in the Sault. Going through some old papers, I have found bits and pieces of firefighting history from our area. As with anything over 100 years old, things aren’t always in the best shape. Books, papers, and photos tear […]

Be Prepared

“Enter by the narrow gate. For the gate is wide and the way is easy that leads to destruction, and those who enter by it are many. For the gate is narrow and the way is hard that leads to life, and those who find it are few.” – Matthew […]

Part Two: Early Fire Fighting In The Sault

I In the early twentieth century, some of my ancestors were firefighters in the Sault. Going through some old papers, I have found bits and pieces of firefighting history from our area. As with anything over 100 years old, things aren’t always in the best shape. Books, papers, and photos […]

Early Firefighting In The Sault

In the early twentieth century, some of my ancestors were firefighters in the Sault. Going through some old papers, I have found bits and pieces of firefighting history from our area. As with anything over 100 years old, things aren’t always in the best shape. Books, papers, and photos tear […]