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Thanks for the Memories Aunt Olly

A local celebrity  and shaper of children and childhood has died. Many Manitobans who grew up in the 60’s, 70’s, and 80’s raced home from school to tune in to Aunt Olly’s Children’s Party on the radio (Station CFAM). Listening to … Continue reading

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Truth and Reconciliation with the Grandmothers

Photos: Stick Ceremony and Elkhorn Residential School (closed, 1949) Yesterday was a historic day for Canada. After six years of careful listening and recording of the stories of survivors of Canada’s Indian Residential Schools (the last of which closed in … Continue reading

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Choosing Brave Over Braced: Living As If My Life Depended on It

An interesting blog post on living with poultry and with danger? Do you live braced or brave? I think I live in between. Choosing Brave Over Braced: Living As If My Life Depended on It.

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Finding Christian Community on the Margins 1

 I am inspired by people who live in Christian community. Especially when those communities integrate people who wouldn’t feel welcome in my middle class congregation, even if we reached out hospitably. Recently I joined a neighbourhood group, called Houseblend Ministries, … Continue reading

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He is risen, indeed

The children in this group retelling of the resurrection are truly inspiring. Enjoy! http://www.storydivine.com/?p=198

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4 poorly known Holy Week days

Last Sunday w as Palm Sunday. Christians know it’s donkeys, palm branches and cloaks well. Soon it will be Maundy Thursday, with the Lord’s Supper and the Arrest of Jesus. We know it well, too. But do we know what … Continue reading

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Facing Dark Mountains

This Blog post from Practicing Parents includes a powerful story for all of us who need courage to face the next challenge, but it also reminded me of the blessings I used to get from engaging deeply with a  class … Continue reading

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