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Shirley Moulton

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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Jesus Freaks

As a young teenager, I took music lessons at a local music school. My teacher, a nice young man and very patient instructor, surprised me one day by venting against Jesus Freaks.  Not being committed to my faith and questioning Christian teaching, I was afraid to...

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Conspiracy Theories

Each time I turn on the radio or internet, I am inundated with news about Covid-19 and new developments. It seems my social media feeds are peppered with conspiracy theories which verge on the scary but are closer to ridiculous. There are accusations of government...

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A Role Reversal

As a reader, I enjoy a story which has a surprise and isn’t too predictable.  A good author knows how to draw the reader in and build fascination.  Few things do this like a plot reversal, when the story seems to be heading one way, but suddenly changes so the...

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A Beautiful Gift

My mother taught me the basic stitches of embroidery when I was young, and I have continued doing this needlework all my life.  It is an enjoyable and rewarding hobby, and I glory in the colourful threads and canvas, slowly revealing its beautiful pattern.  In case...

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A Center of Influence

Perhaps you have heard the term “a centre of influence”? In the banking industry, such a person is very influential, because he/she can improve your market access and believability through referrals, testimonials and impact on other important contacts. There are a...

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