Category Archives: Family

Reaching Functionally Illiterate Adults

LIFE ON THE REFRIGERATOR DOOR ©2007 by Alice Kuipers (text) and Kath Walker (illustrations) First published in 2007 by Macmillan Publishers Ltd My copy was published in 2008 by Macmillan Children’s Books. I picked this second-hand book a few weeks … Continue reading

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Kids and Chores

Originally posted on Photo's, Hodgepodge and Miscellany:
According to researchers, our children are more dependent and needy than any previous generation of Americans. They are developing attitudes of entitlement and expectation, rather than habits of self-reliance and independence. As…

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The “Drowning” Rainbow

One day a young boy was playing on the sidewalk in front of his house when he spied something intriguing. He dashed into the house, calling, “Mom, Mom. Come quick!” Mother turned from her work. “What’s the matter, Todd?” “I … Continue reading

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Clear A Forest One Tree at a Time

One Dollar Per Member Per Month When the mission work of our church began to spread in Haiti and small congregations became established, It was decided that each member should give a tithe of $1 per month toward the expenses … Continue reading

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Called By My Name

He calleth his own sheep by name, and leadeth them out.” John 10:3 To be called by a wrong name always brings a disturbing aura with it. A Mr. & Mrs. Schmidt, due to become first-time parents in several months, … Continue reading

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Washday on the Homestead

According to the Laws of Feminine Paradigms, Monday was Wash day long before the prairies filled up with settlers. Homestead wives brought this tradition from their far-off motherlands and planted it into the cultural soil of Western Canada. As Saskatchewan … Continue reading

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Grandpa Meets His Match

Originally posted on Vance Turner Connect:
Allen Vance and his father Sam arrived in the Northwest Territories in the fall in 1899 to check out the area. Sam’s brother was already homesteading near Neepawa, Manitoba; no doubt the prospect of…

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Boarding the Teacher

Originally posted on Vance Turner Connect:
Spy Hill School, Bavelaw School District SKLeft to Right: Gladys Vance, Pearl Riddall, Wayne Riddall, Steve VancePhoto: E. Whitney collection How Grandma Met Grandpa Our Grandmother, Emily Priscilla Turner was hired to teach at…

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Appreciaton: Love’s Life Blood

When we lived in a small town in Ontario, I got together quite often with an elderly widow who lived down the block. I know that she missed her husband very much; they’d had such a happy home. She often … Continue reading

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The Gracious Way to Get There

IT ISN’T COSTLY Does the grouch get richer quicker than the friendly sort of man? Can the grumbler labor better than the cheerful fellow can? Is the mean and churlish neighbor any cleverer than the one who shouts a glad … Continue reading

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