Tag Archives: Everyday Joys

Notes of Encouragement while wandering in the Park

Two things happened recently, one good, and the other… also ultimately good. The first is that the winter weather finally left, and it’s spring! That is definitely a good thing. The second is that I was recently laid off from my teaching job. It felt bad at first. But if you believe as I do …

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Fall Book Sale in Calgary – November 2nd to 4th, 2017

Specializing in used children’s books, a big selection of quality books, including children’s books, classics, Christmas and Christian books, are available at this sale! Prices start at ONLY $2 PER BOOK Last fall, I happened upon this sale sponsored by Used Book Treasures, and loved it. I bought 3 gems, including two unique Christmas books written …

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A Personal Celebration

Joy to the world! the Lord is come; let earth receive her king. –Isaac Watts, Joy to the World All week I’ve had this song in my mind. I’d start many days with it as a way to counter my early morning tangle of thoughts and concerns. It has been refreshing to correct my thinking …

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One more day of this Calgary Book Sale!

A big selection of quality books, including children’s books, classics, Christmas and Christian books, are available for one more day of this sale! I just discovered this sale, sponsored by Used Book Treasures, and bought 3 gems, including two unique Christmas books written by classic authors, for only $3 each. You can browse through the …

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CBC/Calgary READS used book sale May 13-15, 2016

Calgary READS is an organization close to my heart, because their mission is to make reading a priority for young children.  They have grown from offering one tutoring program to now having many programs and initiatives that work in schools and communities to support children and their families. With so many new and used book …

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The Crossroads SAS Used Book Sale starts May 5 2016!

Mark your calendar! There are 2 more days to donate gently used books to the Servants Anonymous 14th Annual Calgary Book Sale at the tent in front of the OutPost Tent at Crossroads Market, just off of Blackfoot Trail at 1235 26th Ave SE, Calgary. Everyone is welcome at the Book Sale KICK-OFF to do …

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With Appreciation to the Writers of Hymns

Easter is such a joyful time, and the words and music of the old hymns help me to fully express the joy inside me. Here are a few of my favorite Easter hymns. I must sing these every Easter or I don’t feel like I have sufficiently celebrated! So for the past few years I’ve …

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Does the Science behind Leap Year point to Intelligent Design?

I find it absolutely fascinating and inspiring that our solar system is so orderly! Our massive planet Earth floats in space, revolving around its sun, travelling a total of 584 million miles at 67,000 miles per hour.  The number of days for one revolution has been consistent for thousands of years to the nearest millionth …

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I Bring You Great News

  Christmas, to me, is evidence that God wants to be with us—near us—not far away.   That changes everything I used to believe about God being a looming taskmaster whose main purpose was to hand out a list of rules and dire consequences with a warning, “Now don’t mess up!”   Christmas shows the …

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You can make Homemade Christmas Cards with Classic Art

A couple of years ago I was having trouble finding the kind of Christmas cards that I wanted in the stores.  I was looking for a Biblical scene and Bible verse, and wanted some extraordinary art.  It was early in December, so I decided I’d try to make my own cards.  For anyone interested in …

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