Category Archives: Creative Living

Can only God make a tree?

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I love fruit. Living in a big city as I do, there are few fruits that cannot be purchased somewhere in the city year round. But I prefer to eat seasonally. The other day, I went out to buy my … 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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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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Five Love Languages

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5 Love Languages Do you know your love language? Is it:   Acts of Service      Quality Time        Words of Affirmation        Physical Touch       Receiving Gifts      How do you … Continue reading

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SUMMERTIME… … and the livin’ is easy… fish are jumpin’ and the cotton is high… What IS summer like where you live? Besides hot sunny weather, what makes it “summer” for you? Activities to enjoy? Places to visit? People to … Continue reading

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Technology and I have a love-hate relationship. (Am I alone in this? I think not!) We get along OK at work. In the office I sit at a computer all day, every day. I can whip up and professionally edit … Continue reading

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Seasoning Life

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Endings I attended the funeral the other day – the father of a friend from high school – and it brought back a lot of memories. My family relocated from the west end of Toronto to the east end when … Continue reading

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Despite the smelly-sounding name, Cabbagetown is a cherished well-known neighbourhood in east-central Toronto, its streets graced with some lovely Victorian homes. The area was home to Irish immigrants in the 1840s, when they came to worked in nearby industries. They … Continue reading

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The Moral Bucket List

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I subscribe to an online entity known as JesusHacks. I receive emails on a regular basis – some tips for attaining to Christlikeness, built around a specific topic. For example, And I always learn something that I can put … Continue reading

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The Starling Saver (Part 1)

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I went to my brother and sister-in-law’s home for dinner the other night. They live on the 10th floor of a stunning new condominium at the end of the subway line. That evening, I joined the commuter stream moving out … Continue reading

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