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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! CHRISTMAS One Last Letter for You, Santa My family is not religious, though my parents are the children of Catholics. We had one plastic manger, which was kept in my room when I was 11, the last […]

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‘You’re anything but decoration, Mary’


by Carolyn Pogue After Christmas, we should keep the woman of God visible to strengthen us This posting originally appeared on the United Church Observer’s website at ucobserver.org/pogue_blog/    Dear Mary, As I imagined you being released from tissue and newspaper — and from the attics and cupboards in which you’ve waited all year — […]

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Attention Puppet Enthusiasts and Readers of Dragon Talks!


Let your children develop important learning skills and use their imagination! Rev. Dr. James Lepard, an ordained minister for over 20 years, has written two Dragon Talks books – one for Year A and one for Year C – based on the Revised Common Lectionary. These puppet scripts are designed for use during “children’s time” […]

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Stories For A Sleepless Night


by Donna Sinclair Like many others, I’ve had a few sleepless nights lately. Our neighbours to the south have democratically elected a mendacious, racist, misogynist as their next president. We now share a continent and an atmosphere with an extraordinarily powerful leader who believes that climate change is “an expensive hoax.” And he will shortly […]

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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! HEALTH Grapefruit And Salt: The Science Behind This Unlikely Power Couple Grapefruit’s bitterness can make it hard to love. Indeed, people often smother it in sugar just to get it down. And yet Americans were once urged […]

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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 The end of adolescence The recent release of Wood Lake’s Talk Sex Today by renowned sexual health educators Meg Hickling & Saleema Noon has got us thinking how adolescence has changed…While adolescence once helped frame many […]

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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! HEALTH Is day-old water safe to drink? And how about old bottled water or tap water that’s been in storage? Do you drink water that’s been left sitting out overnight, or even for another day? Have you […]

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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! PEOPLE Refugees- What’s Your Perspective? “The worst refugee crisis since the upheaval of World War II” is how statisticians describe it. Those who don’t have the luxury of looking at things from the safety of a […]

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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! SCIENCE Scientists Looking For Alien Life Investigate ‘Interesting’ Signal From Space They aren’t saying it’s alien, but they are saying it’s “interesting.” The SETI Institute — the private organization that looks for signals of extraterrestrial life — […]

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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! ENVIRONMENT Revenge of the goldfish! Dumped pets growing into giant monsters Who doesn’t love the idea of releasing the poor goldfish, who has spent his life swimming around in bowl-shaped circles, into the great wet wild? The […]

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