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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! LIFE A Spirituality for busy people . All of us are pushed in a thousand directions over the course of a single day. Spouses, children, parents, work, friends—it can be hard to find the time […]

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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! TRAVEL Magical at any Age Most kids dream about visiting Disney World. Many adults share that dream and not just those who would bring kids along to share the magic. While experiencing Disney through the eyes of […]

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What We Read This Week


Here’s what caught our eye this week! PSYCHOLOGY Can You Think? Can you actually think? Of course. That’s what I do all day. My mind’s never at rest. Thoughts swim around like a giant bait ball of fish, without a pause. But is that thinking? Enneagram teacher and writer Russ Hudson said he can count […]

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What We Read This Week

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 Christmas in the Holy Land Fear not. . . .” As I focused my eyes on the swath of dark blue above me, stars came into view. I blinked, remembering where I was: in a church, […]

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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! OCCUPY Occupy Toronto Goes Out Not With A Bang, Not With A Whimper, But With Its Head Held High It could have been a mess as the police moved in to kick #occupy Toronto out of St. […]

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A Sermon By Any Other Name


by Susan McCaslin This is the first in a series of Susan McCaslin’s reflections on her new book, Arousing the Spirit: Provocative Writings (Wood Lake Publishing, Oct. 2011). I have a confession to make. Some of the pieces in my new book of essays and accompanying prayer-poems or poem-prayers began as (wait for it!) “sermons.” […]

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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! WORLD My Take: If Rwandans Can Forgive Killings, We Can Forgive the Waitress Would you forgive the bully that tripped you in 3rd grade? What about the terrible service from that lazy waitress? Or the guy who […]

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Curious Squirrel

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 An ‘All-or-Nothing Guy’ The United Church’s leading voice on evolutionary Christianity, Rev. Bruce Sanguin brings an athlete’s intensity to his spiritual questing… Read full article From The United Church Observer PEOPLE Interview With Mary Hynes The […]

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Fresh Fruit at a Montreal Farmers Market, Quebec, Canada

What Churches Can Learn from Montreal


by Donna Sinclair This week I was in Montreal, one of my favourite cities in the universe. Big trees, planted along all the streets and even around the parking lots. Lots of parks.  Imaginative boulevard plantings in the summer. Tobogganing on Mount Royal in the winter, which more than compensates for salty snow-covered streets and […]

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Pastoral Prayers for Sunday


by David Sparks It’s one of those weeks when I am glad to have the opportunity to offer pastoral prayers on Sunday. Are there places in the world that need to be held up in prayer? No doubt about it! I have just been watching a news report from Thailand, where my son John is […]

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