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Monday Musings…. Who Would Have Thought?

The Toronto Raptors won their first NBA title in franchise history, and last week, 19-year-old tennis phenom, Bianca Andreescu, won the U.S. Open! They’re parallel stories that will go down in the annals of history in the same category as the Biblical account of David and Goliath! In her first interview following her smashing defeat of superstar Sereena Williams, Bianca talked about being 16 years old and writing herself a pretend cheque for winning the U.S. Open. In her words: “I’ve been dreaming of this for a long time.” But we all know that dreams don’t often materialize into the greatness we desire. So how does someone go from being ranked 152 at the beginning of the year to finishing on

Monday Musings…. From Burl to Beautiful

You meet incredible people at times you least expect it, and often at the times you need it most. During our camping trip this summer, we connected with a variety of people we had never met before in our lives. We found some early risers and though we knew nothing about each other, we found common ground as we spent time in deep reflection and prayer. It was a great way to start each day! One of the couples we met, who must have been in their seventy’s, asked us to come to their site one afternoon. How do you describe these two seniors who were so full of life, radiating joy abundantly, and whose weather-worn faces beamed as we sat with them and heard the story of their lives? Words can’t do

Monday Musings… Heigh-Ho, Heigh-Ho, It’s Back to School We Go!

Well, throngs of people, young and old, will be putting on their newly-purchased outfits, slinging their name-brand backpacks over their shoulders, and carefully choosing their seats in their classrooms. Their energy, both nervous and excited, will permeate the hallways on this ominous occasion of the First Day of School. The First Day of School is a unique day on the calendar. There are few events it seems, that unite everyone at the same time regardless of ethnicity or religious practice. And so, people of all different walks of life and beliefs, walk through those doors to be educated. We can even include the home-schoolers, who must at least walk through their bedroom doors to go to the

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