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The Beautiful Truth that Picture Perfect Hides

The following short story was recently selected as ”Story of the Week” in an online writing community I am part of. I thought it would be a good one to share here on the blog as we celebrate 23 years of marriage today! June 12, 1999 was an unusually hot day on our island.  Sweat tickled…

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What I Need

I took a walk down to the edge of the lake this afternoon. Considering our house is only a matter of feet from said lake, that doesn’t sound like much of an accomplishment. But it was the first time I have been out in the fresh air for any length of time since coming down…

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Stand Your Ground

Praying through Ephesians 6 this morning, I started noticing all the possessive words.  The armour? It’s God’s. The schemes? They are the Devil’s.  The struggle? Well, that’s mine. But you know what else is mine in this passage?  The ground.  “…stand your ground…” I am standing on legitimate ground.  I am not trespassing.  This is my inheritance.  It’s my birthright and my…

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Candy Mountain Academy — wrapping up week 2

The imposing figure of Samuel Johnson keeps popping up in my (and my children’s) reading lives these days.  A few months back I was pre-reading a book assigned for C-Bear’s grade 10 year called A Journey to the Western Islands of Scotland by James Boswell.  The book chronicles an excursion from “London to Land’s End” (as Johnson…

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