Not So Reserved

He was a really nice man and I liked him a lot but I found him to be too reserved for my taste. My best friend, Shakira teased me and told me that he had a crush on me but I dismissed it, telling her not be ridiculous. I reminded her that he was a …

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Get Real About How You Feel

Today marks the beginning of Mental Health Week in Canada. There is so much stigma attached to mental health that people who are struggling with it suffer in silence because they don't know how others will react. Mental Health affects all of us and we need to have an environment which will offer support and …

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Taking Root

Recognized as Time Magazine’s Hero of the Planet, Wangari Maathai, Kenyan environmentalist and political activist was the first African woman to receive the Nobel Peace Prize.  She earned her bachelor’s and master degrees and completed her doctorate in the United States.  When it came to the environment, she has been a gargantuan force in the …

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Stand Up For Jesus

Pope Francis endorsed same-sex civil unions for the first time as pontiff while being interviewed for the feature-length documentary Francesco, which premiered at the Rome Film Festival on Wednesday, Oct 21, 2020. "Homosexual people have the right to be in a family," the Pope said in the interview. "They are children of God. What we …

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Salome and Aslan

We are on our honeymoon. I still can't believe it. We met last year in my senior year when he came to my school to talk about the flying future. He was a Chinese-American businessman, the CEO of a large and prestigious company which I thought was pretty cool for a guy who was only …

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The Harvest

After these things the Lord appointed seventy others also, and sent them two by two before His face into every city and place where He Himself was about to go. Then He said to them, “The harvest truly is great, but the laborers are few; therefore pray the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest. Go your way; behold, I send you …

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It Hurts

She sat there, huddled in a corner of her room, hugging her Teddy, tears rolling down her cheeks.  It was no use covering her ears.  She could still hear the blows and her mother’s screams.  Why did Daddy have to drink?  Whenever he did, he hurt Mommy.  Why didn’t someone stop Daddy from hurting Mommy?  …

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Ming’s Solution

"What's this, Ming?" Chang asked his daughter, referring to the milk carton with the antenna sticking out of it. "It's a smog exterminator," she replied. "How does it work?" "All you have to do is turn on the switch here," she said, turning the box around to show him a black piece of tape stuck …

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The Secret Relationship

Douglas was in the kitchen, stacking the dishwasher while she was in the living-room, admiring the décor and the beautiful patina of the antique table beside the fireplace and below a painting of a person walking along a tree-lined path in the rain.  She paused to admire it. The myriad of bright oranges, reds and yellows suggested …

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World Mental Health Day

“The deepest pain I ever felt was denying my own feelings to make everyone else comfortable.” Today is World Mental Health Day and the theme for this year is Mental health in the workplace. It is so important for those who are living with mental illness work in environments that are supportive and conducive to …

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