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Where Does the Plan Originate?

I keep thinking about planning and goals: specifically, how can I differentiate between God’s promises to me and my day-to-day goal-setting? When I read stories, especially from the Old Testament, it’s pretty clear that much of the time, it wasn’t the person picking a plan but God giving them a promise or a vision which […]

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Bodies in the Library

Last week, I joined roughly 65 other people in the library of Toronto’s castle, Casa Loma, for an evening of readings and questions with two very successful Canadian mystery authors, Giles Blunt and Louise Penny. It was a very interesting and informative evening. But what really struck me was how settings influence us. Both authors […]

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A Time to Do Nothing

For a number of years, I was busy 24/7 starting an association for writers and editors and then trying to keep ahead of the landslide I’d created. Don’t get me wrong. It was great. Well, maybe not “all,” but most of it. And I’m very glad I did what I did. But there was one […]

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Putting Things Off

A few years ago, I realized that my favorite nightgown was too big. I started looking for a new one, but didn’t see anything similar. (By the way, why do clothes designers seem to only make clothes for very thin young women or very large older women? But that’s another post.) I considered making my […]

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The Verse Inside My locket

A year ago, I bought a small silver locket and asked God to give me a verse for the year. After praying for God to give me a verse, I more or less opened up my Bible at random and put my finger on a spot. It turned out to be Isaiah 30:15. “If you […]

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An Evening with John Berry

If you enjoy music that has substance, lyrical quality, and intricate wording, and you haven’t heard of John Berry, you’re missing out on one amazing voice. After listening to his music since he burst on the scene in 1994, we finally got to see him in person at a place called Hugh’s Room in Etobicoke. […]

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A Dream With a Message

Have you ever had a dream that seems to mean a lot more than is apparent at first glance? Sometimes my dreams are wacky, or weird, or just plain odd. Easy to see they came from the book I read two days ago, the TV show I watched the night before, the pizza I ate […]

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