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Shirley Moulton

A Life Story

I love to read, and especially enjoy reading biographies.  Reading these accounts gives me a real sense of connection with people of the past, and helps me see how history unfolded during their lifetimes.  So many people with fascinating lives were part of...

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City on a Hill

I recently saw a video on-line called The Atheist Delusion, featuring interviews by Ray Comfort.  Most of those interviewed were young people, who claimed to be atheists; in their teen years they failed to see believable evidence for the existence of God, and so...

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Storms of Life

My brother lives in the Ottawa Valley, by a lake nicknamed the Lake of Storms. Often choppy, the wind can whip the water into high waves and whitecaps quickly. All wise boaters know when to go ashore! This pales, though, in comparison to storms at sea."Others went out...

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The Day of Rest

On a gloriously sunny, cool Sunday in October, I made my way to the Rideau Falls in Ottawa, the place where the Rideau River tumbles into the Ottawa River, surrounded by parkland and memorial gardens.  The week’s demands had made my soul weary, and I wandered across...

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On The Wings of the Morning

I have an artist friend who paints glorious landscapes in amazing detail.  His depictions of the Atlantic waves breaking themselves on the rocky shores of Newfoundland, or the gentle slap of fresh water on the burnished, burnt rocks of Georgian Bay are so alive with...

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The Star Sapphire

My mother gave me a gold ring set with a star sapphire when I graduated from high school.  The rounded, polished sapphire appears as a rich, dark blue in subdued light, but a direct light on it reveals a sharply defined six pointed star.  Its appearance is caused by...

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Friends With God

I have had many friends in my life, ones from childhood, from my school years, university days, and adulthood.  Many of these friendships waned, not for bad reasons, but simply because we moved on with our lives in career, location and life.  I have had a few unhappy...

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The Drifting Kayak

My brother is fortunate to live on a beautiful Ontario lake, but also to be surrounded with good friends and neighbours.  Not long ago, the kayak of a neighbour floated off in the night, not being securely tied.  The next morning, a friend went out in his motorboat...

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Dreaming Dreams

I dream every night, and even in an occasional daytime nap, a little dream will edge its way in.  My dreams seem to be products of a kitchen blender; a combination of past life experiences, people I know now or have known, items of the daily news broadcasts, and the...

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