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Travelling to the ‘spirit world’


by Carolyn Pogue This posting originally appeared on the United Church Observer’s website at ucobserver.org/pogue_blog/ Lent means always walking up that awful hill. The road to Golgotha can be so long, tedious, difficult. And at the top? Crucifixion. And then the grave. Lights out. Despite that, therein lies the beauty of our story. It’s about […]

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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 The 20 Happiest Countries on the planet WIth global interest in using well-being as a way to look at the quality of human development, the first World Happiness Report was published in support of the 2012 […]

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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 Save the bees with seed bombs A California company is using seed bombs as a strategy to fight the disappearance of bees. Ei Ei Khin and Chris Burley started Seedles with the aim of spreading bee-friendly wildflowers […]

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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! SOCIAL Man problems It’s not easy to be male these days. It’s even tougher to talk about it…Read Full Article From UCOBSERVER RELIGION Leading like Lydia Do women plant churches differently than men? Emily Scott, pastor of […]

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Travelling to the ‘spirit world’


by Carolyn Pogue This posting originally appeared on the United Church Observer’s website at ucobserver.org/pogue_blog/ Is deep Christian meditation any different from a shamanic journey? What’s a United Church woman doing on a shamanic weekend in a yurt? Satisfying her curiosity? Answering her own question about how to re-view the world? Listening for echoes of […]

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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! ECONOMICS Thinking of early retirement? Is it a smart idea to wrap things up early? The reality is that some couples who decide to do this land up in a cash-crunch…Read Full Article From msn SPIRITUALITY Interlove […]

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Farmer and Dog

What We Read This Week


Each week, we bring you interesting stories from around the web. Here’s what caught our eye this week! SUSTAINABILITY If There Are No New Farmers, Who Will Grow Our Food? Programs across the country are trying to make it easier for new farmers to get started and put down roots. Here’s why: There’s only one […]

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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! ECONOMICS Looks Like The Cauliflower Price Crisis Is Over Canada’s food-price crunch may not be over yet, but at least cauliflower fans can breathe a sigh of relief.…Read Full Article From Huffington Post Canada CHURCH ‘Everyone is […]

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Ten Tips To Make Your Life Better


by Donna Sinclair It’s been over three months since the federal election; one month since Christmas. Partisan sniping in Parliament has recommenced and newspaper columnists are inexplicably (to my mind) arguing for a foolish pipeline.  The festivities are over. As W.H. Auden says, we are now  “back in the moderate Aristotelian city… And the kitchen […]

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We Are Not Alone


by Donna Sinclair There was a time when all my mittens were stiff with candle wax. It was almost a secret signal, a way to discern other protesters. If you hold a vigil for peace outside the office of your Member of Parliament, you are going to drip candle wax on your mitts and down […]

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