Category Archives: Balanced living

Falling Fruit

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Fruitful Christians recover quickly after a fall. These believers are not perfect, but they are sensitive to the Spirit’s conviction and are quick to return to the Lord in repentance. In fact, they are actually grateful for the correction and … Continue reading

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Weather or not

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Autumn is here, but the weather has been quite pleasant for the first few days. The weekend of September 24-25 was glorious – highs of about 18 C (just under 70 F). On Saturday the 24th, a group of eight … Continue reading

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Falling into… well, you know

I won’t bore you with reflections on the poignant transition from summer to fall. And the bracing briskness of fresh-start or new-beginnings inspiration that back to school time brings. Instead, I will use a broader lens, to consider the ‘season’ … Continue reading

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Stress Less Ness

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Some years back, grocery stores used to have coin sorting machines. You could dump all your loose coins into a receptacle. The coins would drop and be funneled into separate slots and, within minutes, you would have stacks of pennies, … 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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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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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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Get Ready…Set…Go!

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January is named for the Roman God Janus who was literally two-faced – able to look forwards and backwards simultaneously. Isn’t that what we do with our drinking-laughing-kissing on the stroke of midnight December 31st celebration of the passage from … Continue reading

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Do You Remember When?

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Common Sense?! Too often, friends and I will encounter some rude, careless or oblivious person, and we will commiserate about the slipping standards of politeness. As I like to say, “common sense isn’t … common … anymore”. What are some … Continue reading

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Purpose Group Week 6

The wisest man in the Bible tells us that ‘the end of a something is better than the beginning of it’ (Ecclesiastes 7:9). It’s easy to start something – a novel, a project, a business, a relationship – but sustaining … Continue reading

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