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Summer Flowers Sing God’s Glory

God has given us so much beauty to enjoy!  The flowers in our world show us the glory of the Creator as clearly as more dramatic creatures do, if only we actually stop and notice them. Bee balm and pink yarrow.  This juxtaposition of colors and shapes stopped me in my tracks and encouraged me […]

May and June at our House

The past two months have been such a dizzying whirl that in July our birthday calendar was still on the May page!  We had two family gatherings, thousands of miles on the road, gardening, birthdays, an anniversary, get-togethers with friends, many visitors, 23 chicks, the end of the hockey season, Canada’s rainy 150th birthday, and […]

150 Years: Prayer for Canada

O Canada, our home and native land! True patriot love in all our sons command. With glowing hearts we see thee rise the true north strong and free! From far and wide O Canada we stand on guard for thee. God keep our land glorious and free! O Canada, we stand on guard for thee! […]

Preventing Suicide

In the past short while three young people that I know have tried to commit suicide but they did not succeed. However, two of my husband’s former colleagues tried and did succeed, leaving devastation behind them. That brings me to this: Keep an eye on the people around you.  Listen, and actually hear.  Care about […]

Review: Explain Pain by Butler and Moseley

This is one of the most difficult books I’ve read recently, not so much because of its intellectual challenge but because I need to absorb and understand it at a deep level in order to support loved ones in pain. I have read it twice in the last two months while trying to apply its […]

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