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Dec 24, 2020 @ 10:00 am

Christmas Memories, Part Five: Stille Nacht, Heilege Nacht

I grew up on a farm just outside Niverville. The days on the farm were long and sweet and my life was secure and pleasant. But I spent a lot of the year waiting for the most exciting day of...

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I grew up on a farm just outside Niverville. The days on the farm were long and sweet and my life was secure and pleasant. But I spent a lot of the year waiting for the most exciting day of...

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Dec 21, 2020 @ 1:00 am

Christmas Memories, Part Four: Treated Like Family / To Break a Tradition?

Treated Like Family By Jennifer Sawatzky Back in 2013, I was out in British Columbia at Capernwray Harbour Bible Centre. This was my first time being so far away from home and it was very...

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Treated Like Family By Jennifer Sawatzky Back in 2013, I was out in British Columbia at Capernwray Harbour Bible Centre. This was my first time being so far away from home and it was very...

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Dec 17, 2020 @ 11:42 am

Christmas Memories, Part Three: The Darker Side of the Holidays

The Gift of Receiving By Jan Kendall St. Cyr The week before Christmas one year, I was busily shopping, baking, and organizing the food for our family celebrations. I pridefully took on this...

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The Gift of Receiving By Jan Kendall St. Cyr The week before Christmas one year, I was busily shopping, baking, and organizing the food for our family celebrations. I pridefully took on this...

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Dec 10, 2020 @ 12:42 pm

Christmas Memories, Part Two: Blackout Fairy Tale

Growing up, my Christmases consisted of two traditions each Christmas Eve. First, after dinner we would go to church where us kids would perform a play for all the adults. Second, my family would...

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Growing up, my Christmases consisted of two traditions each Christmas Eve. First, after dinner we would go to church where us kids would perform a play for all the adults. Second, my family would...

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Dec 08, 2020 @ 12:08 pm

Letter to the Editor: "Friendship Trail" Brought a Smile to My Face

I have read your article about the “Friendship Trail” in St. Adolphe and I really wanted to see it for myself. I have lived in St. Adolphe my whole life, more specifically near the dike which...

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I have read your article about the “Friendship Trail” in St. Adolphe and I really wanted to see it for myself. I have lived in St. Adolphe my whole life, more specifically near the dike which...

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Dec 04, 2020 @ 12:09 am

Christmas Memories, Part One: Wartime Christmas

My dad, Arthur Wilson, was born on December 16, 1938 in Sarnia, Ontario. Dad grew up in wartime and poverty. His dad had signed up for the war in 1939, the day after England declared war on Germany,...

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My dad, Arthur Wilson, was born on December 16, 1938 in Sarnia, Ontario. Dad grew up in wartime and poverty. His dad had signed up for the war in 1939, the day after England declared war on Germany,...

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Dec 03, 2020 @ 1:00 am

I Won’t Be Home for Christmas

As our healthcare and political leaders cast doubts on the chances of people holding holiday gatherings this year, public morale appears to be wearing thin. Symptoms of our collective exhaustion...

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As our healthcare and political leaders cast doubts on the chances of people holding holiday gatherings this year, public morale appears to be wearing thin. Symptoms of our collective exhaustion...

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Oct 26, 2020 @ 9:08 pm

The Controversy of Conversion Therapy

There’s an old saying that warns, “The cure is worse than the disease.” The implication is that the solution for a problem causes more harm than good. This phrase made more sense back when...

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There’s an old saying that warns, “The cure is worse than the disease.” The implication is that the solution for a problem causes more harm than good. This phrase made more sense back when...

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