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Hope for Brighter Days Ahead

Posted on March 15, 2021 in

by Grace Fox It’s been a long, dreary winter where I live in British Columbia. We’ve had rain, rain, rain, and more rain, punctuated by an Arctic blast. Gray weather and COVID restrictions combined, I’ve occasionally felt as…

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Befriending Your Loneliness

Posted on March 9, 2021 in

by Kelly Flanagan I have a wonderful wife and three children who, when they are not trying to provoke one another to madness, are the delight of my days. I have friends who would rescue me if I needed rescuing. I have a church whe…

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MTL Intersection | Let’s Face It

Posted on March 8, 2021 in

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The Story Behind the Story

Posted on March 4, 2021 in

by Joan C. Benson Have you ever wondered why authors write what they do? I have. In my case, the backstory for my debut historical fiction novel, His Gift, is quite personal. The key conflict is based on a true event in my mother…

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Snowarmageddon!

Posted on March 2, 2021 in

by Lane Jordan Burday Last week, my normally balmy Texas weather turned into an ice and snow catastrophe. A frigid air mass from the North came rushing down into most of the United States. Only one or two states escaped the brutal…

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MTL March Newsletter

Posted on March 1, 2021 in

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Hope in the Shepherd

Posted on February 25, 2021 in

by Grace Fox On the wall above my writing desk hangs a plaque with familiar text from Psalm 23. It begins, “The Lord is my Shepherd. I lack nothing.” These words offer an infinite measure of hope each time I read them, and the…

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Comfort from a Cardboard Box

Posted on February 23, 2021 in

by Dianne Neal Matthews Glancing out my front window, I saw a UPS truck driving away from my house. I opened the door and dragged the big box inside. Then I sat down on the floor beside it and cried. It wasn’t because someone ha…

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