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Archive for September, 2014

The Year of Jubilee

This is my year of Jubilee. Last Saturday I turned 49. That means I am now in my 50th year. They say some things, like cheese, get better with age. I hope that’s true of me! In the Old Testament the Israelites were commanded to observe the year of Jubilee. After 7 sets of 7 […]

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What’s your love language?

Sometimes we don’t know how to communicate our love towards others. One night, a man decided to show his wife how much he loved her. After dinner he began to recite romantic poetry, telling her he would climb high mountains to be near her, swim wide oceans, cross deserts in the burning heat of the […]

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The quality of mercy is not strained

In Grade Nine I studied my first Shakespearean play, The Merchant of Venice.  We had to memorize Portia’s speech which begins, “The quality of mercy is not strained.” While I have long remembered the first verse I had forgotten how the rest of it goes. The quality of mercy is not strain’d,It droppeth as the gentle rain from […]

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When our Perspective is Distorted

Shortly after passing my driver’s test I found myself on a major highway in the middle of a major traffic jam. It was all stop and go. I was a new driver trying to navigate through the city. At one point I was between two large transport trucks, each was carrying a load of new […]

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