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The Wisdom of Madeline L’Engle

According to some people on Facebook, this is National Book Week. All over my feed, people are picking up the closest book and posting the 5th sentence from page 56. Which, for me, is “All light was gone.” However, I’m going to do a little more than that here. For the last eight or so months, […]

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The Need We All Have to Grieve During Sad Times

While researching the effects of adoption during the late 1940s, 50s, and 60, I kept reading that many of the young women who had given up their babies were never able to fully grieve their losses. Some, in fact, had managed to keep their pregnancy a secret from everyone in their lives, including their spouse and […]

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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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Review of the book, Off the Map

If you’ve ever watched in frustration wondering why on earth someone in an abusive relationship didn’t get out at the first sign of trouble, I have a book you need to read. The title is Off the Map: Follow Me Out of Domestic Abuse. Jacquie Brown, the woman who wrote the book, says she was […]

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Thank You, Johnny Reid

At the end of the year, it's good to look back and think about the people who have helped you along the way in the past 12 months, or longer. When I was quite young I memorized a poem about a self-made man who was only self-made in his own mind. The truth was he'd […]

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Some of my favorite CDs

I just ordered Buddy Jewell's latest CD, which I've heard is great, and that got me going through my CDs to pick out my favorites. Since I've been a huge fan of country music since I was about 5, I started there. Most of these aren't major ones where they had all the bells and […]

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DRUM – an impressive performance

My husband and I and our two middle sons attended Markham Theatre's performance of DRUM on Saturday night. All I can say is "Wow!" The history I learned back in elementary school came to life as the 19 membsrs of the cast very effectively demonstrated the four people groups who make up the people of […]

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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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