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A 100-year-old Christmas greeting

When my mother and I went through her belongings, we discovered a couple of keepsake boxes with things that had belonged to my dad’s parents. Including several very old Christmas cards. I thought I’d share one of them with you. This one is probably my favourite. In case you have difficulty reading it,  the verse says, […]

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The Real Meaning of Christmas

Christmas. We think of the lovely pastoral setting with stable, animals, tongue-tied shepherds, priceless gifts delivered by mysterious magi, a smiling Mary, a sturdy Joseph, and the babe, cozy on a sweet-smelling bed of fresh hay. The scene touches us in a unique way. We delight in Mary’s innocence and charming simplicity as she allowed […]

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A Unique Christmas Present

On December 25th, we typically celebrate Christ’s birth by giving presents to family and friends. How about, this year, giving God a present? Okay, what can you give to someone who really does have everything? The only answer I can think of is time. Time spent on doing something he’s asked us to do. Like […]

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A Review and an Interview

We appreciate the review Robert White wrote of our book, Hot Apple Cider with Cinnamon: Stories of Finding Love in Unexpected places. Like a cup of hot apple cider warming the body on a cold day, the Hot Apple Cider with Cinnamon anthology will warm the soul. The fourth in the Hot Apple Cider series, […]

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When You Might As Well Talk to a Wall

It’s frustrating to try to talk to someone who simply doesn’t listen. I’ve known a number of people who seem to have a force field that repels everyone else’s words from entering their heads and maybe causing them to change their thinking. On a few occasions, I’ve wanted to knock them upside the head just […]

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The Robins’ Nest at Our Front Door, Part 3

After building a nest above our front door and raising a single baby, our robins left. Click here it you missed Part 2 of the story. If you haven’t read Part 1 yet, go here. The next morning, May 30th, there was no baby robin on the ledge, and no sign of any robins in […]

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Our Robin Family, Part 2

We first discovered the robin’s nest behind the light above our front door on May 5th. If you missed the first part of the story, you can find it here. On the morning of May 28th, I came downstairs and, as usual, went to check to see if the robin was on her nest before […]

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A Robins’ Nest at Our Front Door

Last spring we didn’t notice until too late that a pair of robins had decided to nest on the light fixture outside our front door. The moment of discovery involved opening the front door to pick up the newspaper, and jumping when something flew squawking from just above my head to the tree in front of […]

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Proud To Be a Canadian Author Who is Christian

I wrote this in March of 2005 when I was Executive Director of The Word Guild, an organization I co-founded a little over three years earlier. I posted it here last year in honour of Canada Day, and because it’s still relevant, I’m posting it again today. Although I’m no longer actively involved in leadership of […]

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Surprised by Oxford Certainly Surprised Me

I first posted this review in August of 2013 after picking up the book at the Write! Canada conference. This year, I was present at The Word Awards on June 11th where author Carolyn Weber won the $5,000 Grace Irwin Award for the best book published in 2013 from a Canadian writer who is Christian. […]

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