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Can’t I Buy Groceries Without Getting Depressed?

I’m in the checkout line buying groceries. As usual, I glanced at the magazine headlines for a casual check of what’s going on. But all I saw were headlines screaming at me: “Get Thin in Three Weeks!” “Firm up-fast with Hollywood’s Top Personal Trainer!” “Organize Everything Better!” Now, I had nothing against improving myself. I […]

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The Verse Inside My locket

A year ago, I bought a small silver locket and asked God to give me a verse for the year. After praying for God to give me a verse, I more or less opened up my Bible at random and put my finger on a spot. It turned out to be Isaiah 30:15. “If you […]

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An Evening with John Berry

If you enjoy music that has substance, lyrical quality, and intricate wording, and you haven’t heard of John Berry, you’re missing out on one amazing voice. After listening to his music since he burst on the scene in 1994, we finally got to see him in person at a place called Hugh’s Room in Etobicoke. […]

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A Dream With a Message

Have you ever had a dream that seems to mean a lot more than is apparent at first glance? Sometimes my dreams are wacky, or weird, or just plain odd. Easy to see they came from the book I read two days ago, the TV show I watched the night before, the pizza I ate […]

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What Women Need to Know About Tiredness, Weight Gain, and the Thyroid

Looking back, I realize that my symptoms had begun at least five years earlier. I was often tired. My bed time kept getting earlier. I had to drag myself out of bed in the morning. My skin, especially on my back, was itchy. I bought lotions and bath oils to use but they only eased […]

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Basketballs in the Living Room Are Part of Life

While entertaining guests in our living room one day, I happened to glance under the piano bench, and there in all its splendour sat—a basketball. Was I embarrassed? Well, yes. But I remembered, not for the first time, a column by Erma Bombeck I read years ago. It was about her embarrassment at having a […]

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