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Teens and Technology

Teens and Technology Learn to Discern I have to confess I have a love/hate relationship with technology. I love the convenience of writing this article on my iPad. But I hate when my technology quits working, like my iPad did recently. I realized just how dependent I have become on Read more…

By Donna, ago
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Grateful

Grateful…..10 Things I love about fall: 1. Boots! 2. Crunchy leaves 3. Brilliant colours 4. Harvest moons 5. Flannelette sheets 6. My down duvet 7. New TV episodes 8. No mosquitoes 9. Fires in the fireplace 10.My husband lives at home…a bit more   I’m really a summer person. My Read more…

By Donna, ago
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Nearly Spectacular

Last week I met a remarkable man. Because of a diving accident in his youth, he had been a quadriplegic for most of his life. But Walt doesn’t consider this a reason to see life through dirty lenses. Each day when I saw Walt and I asked, “How are you?” Read more…

By Donna, ago
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Just Ask!

Just Ask! Today I had the remarkable experience of receiving what I hoped for in two situations where that outcome was unlikely. I was prepared to politely accept refusal, but I still had to ask. I had purchased the econo-size of a food product which I didn’t realize was not Read more…

By Donna, ago
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A Traveller’s Guide to Heaven

A Traveller’s Guide to Heaven I have never been to Europe and have always longed to go. When my little sister was still in her teens she had the opportunity. When I saw her pictures I was so jealous that she had actually seen the Parthenon and Chartres Cathedral and Read more…

By Donna, ago
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Who’s in Your Herd?

There are some places on this planet that should be safe. A mother’s womb should be a safe place. A child’s bed should be a safe place. Families should be safe and so should churches. Unfortunately many are not. So many of the tragic stories I hear at women’s retreats Read more…

By Donna, ago
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Help I’m a Youth Pastor!

I remember the day I started as a Youth Pastor. Let’s just say it was a number of years ago. I thought it was all pretty simple. All I had to do was love students and help them be like Jesus, right? I may have been naive but it didn’t Read more…

By Randy, ago
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Lesson In The Loop

Ever wish you could hit rewind on some day, hour, or minute of your life? It happened to me just recently. I flew to Phoenix at the invitation of a writer-friend to spend a week with her writing in the sun instead of the snow. We flew separately and had Read more…

By Donna, ago
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Celebrating 20 Years

Can you believe it! Because of the Lord’s grace and provision, and your ongoing support, Straight Talk has been able to minister to women and youth for 20 years! On Friday, Nov 28 we celebrated the Lord’s work through Straight Talk with party held at First Alliance Church that was full Read more…

By Randy, ago