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Fifty Years and Five Reasons for Hope


By Donna Sinclair A few days ago we held a garden party to celebrate our fiftieth wedding anniversary. We weeded a lot beforehand. Things looked pretty good; perennial geraniums blooming in several colours, astilbe likewise, daylilies, clematis, hosta, rudbeckia. We had invited lots of people, maybe a hundred, from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. Come […]

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Choosing Forgiveness


By Dwight Lee Wolter             From original article posted at http://www.patheos.com/blogs/faithforward/2016/06/choosing-forgiveness/ When I was a child, my father asked me to help him move a table. On that table sat a vase that my father’s mother had given him many years ago. It meant a lot to him, so he […]

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Sabbath Elevators and Returning from Vacation Exhausted


By Dwight Lee Wolter I tried to have lunch with a friend from church and he said, “I have an opening ~ not this Tuesday, but the one following that ~ and it will have to be a late lunch, say, around 2:30 and, sorry in advance, but it will have to be quick because […]

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What We Read This Week


Each week, we bring you interesting stories from around the web. Here’s what caught our eye this week! ETHICS Death of a King “Cecil was shot not far from here,” says Godfrey, one of the camp’s managers and a longtime Zimbabwe safari veteran, pointing off in the direction of the railway tracks. I ask him […]

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What We Read This Week


Each week, we bring you interesting stories from around the web. Here’s what caught our eye this week! SOCIETY All the lonely people “Social isolation just may be the greatest environmental hazard of city living — worse than noise, pollution, or even crowding.” Study after study deliver similarly grim prognoses: loneliness is as harmful to […]

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What We Read This Week


Each week, we bring you interesting stories from around the web. Here’s what caught our eye this week! HUMANITY Walls Of Kindness: The Charitable Movement In Iran The spread of grassroots charity has also sparked a debate about the failure of the Iranian government to support its poor, so many of whom have been hit […]

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What We Read This Week


  Each week, we bring you interesting stories from around the web. Here’s what caught our eye this week! FAITH Anglicans at a crossroads It’s going to be a busy summer for the Anglican Church of Canada. In July, the General Synod meets and one of the most divisive issues will be a motion from […]

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Failing to rein in our reptile brain


by Jim Taylor Originally found on Jim Taylor’s Weblog: Musings of Jim Taylor The video camera caught him at it, shortly before Remembrance Day last November. A youngish white male in a black hoodie swiped a charity donation box off a counter. He lifted the whole box of poppies and the donation canister, glanced up […]

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What We Read This Week


Each week, we bring you interesting stories from around the web. Here’s what caught our eye this week! SPIRITUALITY Spiritual Practices for Difficult Times: 9 Practices for times when world events overwhelm us and we feel defeated We may feel powerless in the face of the large and small hostilities lacerating our planet, but we […]

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What We Read This Week


Each week, we bring you interesting stories from around the web. Here’s what caught our eye this week! LIFESTYLE What will you miss? We often become so consumed by the work, that we lose sight of what’s most important…Read Full Article From Linkedin SOCIETY Married to Mental Illness The Mental Health Commission of Canada outlined […]

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