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Now and Ahead: The Wisdom of Music

Music is a work of art – a painting on the canvas of time. Learning to read and play a piece of music means learning the art of living in the ‘now and ahead’. As a musician, I need to prepare for what’s coming, while simultaneously making the present note meaningful. If I focus too much…
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Late Bloomers: Worth the Wait

Lessons from My Mandevilla I have a confession: I am not much of a green thumb, but I enjoy having a few flowers during the summer season. I recently snapped the above picture of my favourite plant…the Mandevilla. It is a hardy vine with beautiful blooms – red, white or pink. But in my experience,…
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The Love of God: To Infinity and Beyond

One of my favourite passages in the Bible that describes the love of God is in the book of Ephesians, chapter three, verses sixteen through twenty. It talks about the power of experiencing God’s love and concludes with  God is “able to carry out His purpose and do superabundantly more than all that we dare…
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Stepping Out of The Comfort Zone

“In any given moment, we have two options: to step forward into growth or to step back into safety.” (Abraham Maslow) As a person who struggles with anxiety, I tend to spend a lot of time living in my comfort zone. I am very aware that if I avoid stepping out, I will have to…
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Transition: Miracles in the Mud

Spring has officially arrived on the calendar, but right now in Manitoba, all I see is mud and mess. When I think of spring, I picture new green shoots emerging from barren ground, buds on trees, and flowers starting to grow. But even though the concept of spring evokes feelings of hope and thoughts of…
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Overcoming Self-Rejection

Happy Valentine’s Day to Me This past weekend while waiting in line at a grocery store, a lady reached past me to grab a fresh bouquet of flowers which were displayed at the checkout for Valentine’s Day. She leaned toward me conspiratorially and said, “Happy Valentine’s Day to me!” with a playful smile. It got…
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The Art of Inspiration

Who inspires you? When I think about my own life, there are a few people who stand out. One person I will never forget is Mrs. Kogan, my high school art teacher, who passed away earlier this week. Mrs. Kogan was not only an accomplished artist, she mastered the art of inspiration. She was my…
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New Year’s Revelation

I have never made new year’s resolutions, but I always take time to review the past year and pray and ask God for a new year’s revelation. For most of us, 2021 didn’t go quite as expected. For me, 2020 was an awakening and I had great expectations of 2021. But I underestimated what my new beginning would…
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A Vulnerable God

What does the Christmas story of Jesus’ birth mean to you? For me, it’s the story of a God who chooses vulnerability over power. The Jewish people had been waiting for a saviour for generations, but when Jesus appeared, it wasn’t in the form they expected. They were hoping for a ruler, someone powerful who would…
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Failure is an Option

What would you do if you could not fail? I have asked myself this question, and it’s helped me to unlock dreams and desires. But here’s an even better question: What is worth doing even if you fail? As a recovering perfectionist, my fear of failure has been huge. In my head, I know that…
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