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My greatest fear

Over the years, I’ve been afraid of many things. Having a flat tire on a freeway. Or worse, having a flat tire at night. The result of this fear is that I avoid driving on freeways whenever possible. Losing a small child in a large shopping mall and not finding him for an hour (other […]

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Wanted: companionship

It seems to me that if we really knew God the way he wants to be known, we’d be falling all over ourselves trying to introduce him to others. Unfortunately, many people’s relationship with God goes like this: “I’ll believe in you, live a fairly decent life, and attend church when I can; you’ll see […]

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Is today’s church (aka the “body of Christ”) healthy?

I‘ve always known God was my best friend, and been part of the “church.” But over the years, I‘ve often wondered if we’re living the way he wants, or if there might be more. I‘d had a busy day and I was very tired, so I sat down in the living room and began mindlessly […]

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Our quest for happiness

We all dream of being happy. But what, exactly, is happiness? We were drinking tea in a friend’s kitchen when she said to me, “You know, when we bought this house, I thought my life was finally perfect. I have a great family, a good job, more possessions than I ever dreamed of having, this […]

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How are you, really?

“You know you’re a writer,” said the toastmaster at a banquet I attended recently, “if, when you ask someone how they’re doing, you actually listen to the answer.” But even though I am a writer, I don’t always listen. I live, as you do, in a busy, multi-tasking world where the art of listening to […]

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On taking things for granted

Some years ago, I endured a long night at a hotel where I tossed and turned, trying to get comfortable. You see, I had forgotten to bring my own pillow, and the one the hotel supplied just didn’t feel right. So at 3:00 AM, I lay there wide awake thinking about pillows. When I was […]

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Our award-winning bestseller, A Second Cup of Hot Apple Cider, is now available as an e-book

It’s available for Kindle on Amazon.ca and Amazon.com and also as an e-Pub for Kobo or other readers. Above everything else, this is a book of hope. And our goal is to get it into the hands of everyone who needs hope.  We’d love for you to check it out and tell your friends. What […]

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A Second Cup of Hot Apple Cider Wins Big at The Canadian Christian Writing Awards

A Canadian inspirational book is continuing its record-breaking streak, becoming the most winning book in the 24-year history of The Word Guild Canadian Christian Writing Awards. Writers from A Second Cup of Hot Apple Cider won an unprecedented 13 awards, consisting of six first-place prizes and seven awards of merit. The book won recognition for […]

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Record-breaking number of award nominations for our book!

A Second Cup of Hot Apple Cider has broken records by being nominated for 27 awards—the most ever for a single book—in The Word Guild Canadian Christian Writing Awards! The judges shortlisted 16 articles and stories by 15 writers. Yes, one of them is my short story, "Twenty-five Years Later," which chronicles the reunion of […]

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New book out

A Second Cup of Hot Apple Cider is now available at most bookstores and other locations where books are found. Like the first book, this one was edited by Wendy Nelles and me. It took virtually all my time from August until the end of January. Well, more than that actually because now we’re in […]

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We had a party!

On November 20th, from 7:00 to 9:00 PM, Faith Family Books and Gifts in Toronto hosted an event with more than 30 Canadian authors at their store in Toronto. Here are two photos taken by author Deborah Gyapong, one of me and one of the reading areas. The last four photos are courtesy of author Fay […]

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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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