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What Robs Your Peace?

what robs your peace

We're welcoming a new blogger to fun + FAITH today. Sarah Ball is a columnist and blogger from Alberta. You may have seen her column in Calgary's City Light News - The Virtuous Woman Exposed. This is the first of hopefully many guest posts from Sarah. Give her a warm welcome! I love peace. That state of mind when all is calm, there are no fears, no immediate stressors, no anxious thoughts, no noise too alarming, no distractions, and a … Read More...

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Honeymoon Disaster

I was a painfully shy, naive bride. I’d never really seen a man full-on naked, and I had limited intimate knowledge of too much else. Thank goodness a disastrous honeymoon doesn't spell doom for your marriage! We were married young, both of us still in university with no money, no plans beyond finishing school. Didn’t know what we didn’t know … Read More...

Self-indulgent people

The Selfie Series: Selfie-Indulgence

"What have we become? Self-indulgent people?” DC Talk What Have We Become? I had the distinct pleasure of doing some work with the DC Talk guys (MC Swirl, Taiter Tot and K-Max) in the late 80s and 90s, and it always struck me that this was a question that they asked…but it never received an answer. This song was released in 1995, just before the … Read More...

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The Selfie Series: Selfie-Importance

One of the biggest fears that people have is of not being remarkable. I was reminded of this as we watched Spiderman 2 this year. Minor spoiler alert: The thing that Max kept repeating over and over again was his frustration that he wasn't being remembered. That people did not see him as memorable. That nobody remembered his name, which continued … Read More...

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The Selfie Series: Selfie-Absorption

We just got back from vacation. As a family rule, we don't post photos from vacation until we return. This also requires us to have discussions with our extended family, so that they don't post “Hope you're having a great time in Omaha!” It's a bit of work, but it's worth it, as we don't need to leave ourselves or our home unnecessarily exposed. … Read More...

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The Selfie Series: Selfie Reflect

“Selfie” is now in the Oxford Dictionary. In fact, it was named as the Word Of The Year by the Oxford Dictionary. Is that a sign of progress? For the record, I am not anti-Selfie. In fact, I've taken at least one or two (hundred) in my digital lifetime. But how much "selfie" can we handle? How much can our friends handle? And just how much … Read More...

Un-Unfriending

Un-Unfriending

In a very short time frame social media has transformed our world and culture in ways that we haven’t seen since the dawn of the industrial age, inventions like electricity, gas powered engines, air travel and thanks to Albert Gore (tongue nearly pressing a hole in my cheek) the internet. Suddenly anyone and everyone can be a celebrity. Posting … Read More...