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Life's A Ball

August 20, 1997

In my work with victims of child sexual abuse I have come to see life as a ball – a fragile, beautiful, glass ball. So many people have entrusted their lives to people who have not seen the fragility, the … (read more)

Who Is God?

July 5, 1997

I just completed peer support training. This is a course to train women to offer support to victims of wife abuse. During one session we drew a tree on the board and then wrote words that described who or what … (read more)

The Path

July 4, 1997

"Okay boys and girls, here's the path," said Mr. Smith, the school teacher. "Remember, you can go anywhere you want on the main path or take the little paths that go off it. You have two hours to explore and … (read more)

Lawn Mowing

June 21, 1997

Yesterday I passed by a young boy learning how to mow the lawn. He stretched his arms up as high as they would go just barely reaching the mowers' handles. Even over the motor you could hear the young child's … (read more)

Forgiveness

March 27, 1997

In the August 1996 issue of Chatelaine there was an article on forgiveness. The article suggested that in order to forgive, you need to approach the person who hurt you and ask him/her to acknowledge the pain that they caused. … (read more)

The Dark Cave

February 27, 1997

Two young boys, in disobedience to their father, wandered away from their campsite and began exploring the caves in the nearby hills. Soon they found themselves deep in a cave, marvelling at the crystal and rock formations, until their flashlight … (read more)

Music, Maestro, Please

February 17, 1997

I have a mug with many sayings about music written on it. Perhaps you know some of them. "Hug a musician, they never get to dance!" "There should be music in every house – except the one next door!" "Music … (read more)

Mind Over Matter

February 16, 1997

Imagination. What a wonderful thing. Just close your eyes and imagine you are somewhere else, like in Hawaii, or someone else, like a millionaire. Imagine the fun, the money, the excitement. Imagine how great it would be if only you … (read more)

Angeline

January 16, 1997

I recently completed a run of Nunsense II as Sr. Robert Anne. In Act 2, Robert has a solo called Angeline. It is the story of a young girl who fell in love with the image of being a nun. … (read more)

Untitled

January 15, 1997

Please check the appropriate title: Miss     Ms.     Mrs.     Mr. Names on the office complex directory: D. Anderson, M.D. H. Arthur, Attorney at Law O. Deere, Dental Surgeon E. Theoret, Ph.D. M.O.M., Domestic Engineer John … (read more)

Persecution On The Job

January 10, 1997

My co-workers are good people but they are a closed group who do not readily accept newcomers. Enter a newcomer, namely, me. Since I took the job, two years ago, I have been watched, judged, lied about, threatened. It is … (read more)

Conform …Or Else

December 6, 1996

Did you ever listen to the children in the school yard? "If you won't do it my way I won't let you play!" Did you ever listen to the adults at work in an office building? "Welcome to our company. … (read more)

Your What?

October 29, 1996

"I told him to stop! It made no difference. He said it was my fault. I must have done something…" The pain was so real you felt you could reach out and touch the jagged edges of the wound. Then … (read more)

The Perfect Frames

October 21, 1996

When choosing new eyeglass frames I'm always amazed at how many frames look like they will be a perfect match for my face and turn out to be terrible! Then, just when I am beginning to despair, I find that … (read more)

Fast Forward

October 12, 1996

When my nephew underwent major heart surgery at the age of one I found myself wishing that God had made life like a VCR so I could fastforward through the day and see if he survived. If all was well … (read more)

Fallen Faith

October 1, 1996

She walked out on the stage before 40 children, proudly carrying a small child's chair. After twirling in circles she placed the chair centre stage and with great bravissimo announced "I have faith that this chair will hold me." Then, … (read more)

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