CONFIDENCE

CONFIDENCE

On cold days with the gardens blanketed in snow, I begin to think of things growing. I'm rooting a stem from a kohleria plant and it is co-operating. Wispy, white fibres have sprouted along the portion submerged in water. The…

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KNOWLEDGE

KNOWLEDGE

Months ago I purchased a phone. The chap at the shop transferred contacts from my old phone and set up basic features. I've done some searching online to learn more about its workings. Family and friends have shared pointers. This…

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IT’S OUR MOVE

IT’S OUR MOVE

We welcome the first day of this year with all the possibilities of a new beginning. It brings hope of achieving things that matter. Viewed with fresh energy at the starting line, hurdles don't seem as high. Luke writes about…

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YAY, GOD!!!

YAY, GOD!!!

2:00 a.m. My face should not feel cold. No, Lord... minus 7 Celsius overnight and no heat? I crawled out from the covers and felt the old radiator - radiating nothing. A trip to the basement - the furnace was…

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PERSPECTIVE

PERSPECTIVE

Do you look forward to things getting better? We've been enjoying blue skies and sunshine in this corner of Ontario. The past month can be cold and grey and wet here. In other years when this was the case we…

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IN THE KITCHEN

IN THE KITCHEN

If you're short on time or inclination to prepare real food at home, I hope one day you will have both. I'm still using lettuce, parsley and chives from my tiny garden, but only because I picked all those greens…

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DIRECTIONS

DIRECTIONS

On a brief holiday in Scotland and England I realized the value of clear directions. Huge airports are a bit of a maze. Even with directions from various airline officers, travellers check schedules and signs to find their way to…

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PREPARING

PREPARING

Does life ever seem to you like one continuous cycle of preparing? The sun is rising later and setting earlier in this corner of the world. Nature takes its cue from the shortening days. The squirrels are stashing nuts in…

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HARVEST

HARVEST

On October 9th Canadians will celebrate Thanksgiving. Cherries, peaches, blueberries, melons, apples, corn, tomatoes...an abundance of grains, fruits and vegetables. The harvest is plentiful. The produce is sweet, and we are thankful. Heavy rains and wet soil made farmers and…

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