Summer Job

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I could look out any window of our offices on the 23rd floor of the Toronto Star building and get a bird’s eye view of the city. From the panoramic sweep along the eastern lakeshore, with its string of warehouses … Continue reading

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Kicking Off Summer

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Summer in the City Begins… Now! Last weekend (May 21-23) was to Canada what Memorial Day weekend is to the United States – the first long weekend of summer. The weather cooperated with the calendar and it was the perfect … Continue reading

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May Days

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In my four-season corner of the world, May is supposed to be the crowning glory of spring. April showers should drenched the earth to bring forth May flowers. Temperatures should be in the mid teens (Celcius – mid 50s Fahrenheit). … Continue reading

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It’s in the bag

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  Some people collect coins, stamps or travel souvenirs, I collect boxes and containers. I delight in the process of selecting what to put in a container, then choosing where to place it. The same organizational drive extends to my … Continue reading

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ONE SOLITARY LIFE

JESUS He was born in an obscure village The child of a peasant woman He grew up in another obscure village Where he worked in a carpenter shop Until he was thirty. Then for 3 years, he was an itinerant … Continue reading

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the life-changing magic of tidying up *

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Clean Hands, Clean Heart That’s an old saying that I used to think my parents made up to get me to clean my room. What it means is that our external state is reflective of our internal state. It’s a … Continue reading

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Love is…

On Saturday, a women’s group at my church gathered for our quarterly mini-retreat. The topic: what is love? We began by looking at romantic love – there are plenty of examples in songs, stories and films. Every fairy tale that … Continue reading

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