October 6th, 2015


The right word at the right time

By Lethbridge Herald on October 5th, 2015

Submitted Article Planting Seeds First of three parts Jacob M. Van Zyl Nutcrackers stash pine-nuts in the ground for winter feed. Forgotten nuts germinate, expanding the bird’s pine garden. In the new school year, parents and teachers will plant seeds (ideas) in young minds, too. I gratefully remember a few meetings where a person changed ... Read More »

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Queen of Soul planning special performance for the Pope

By Transporter on September 26th, 2015

Nekesa Mumbi Moody The Associated Press – NEW YORK Getting Aretha Franklin to sing for you could be considered a gift in itself. But the Queen of Soul has something special for Pope Francis when she performs for him at the Festival of Families concert in Philadelphia today... Read More »

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Building on faith film successes

By Transporter on September 19th, 2015

Kendrick brothers try to make films with a positive message Lindsey Bahr THE ASSOCIATED PRESS – LOS ANGELES Faith-based movies that succeed at the box office shouldn’t be a surprise anymore, but “War Room,” a Christian family drama about marriage, has proved to be somewhat miraculous. After... Read More »

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God restores my soul

By Submitted Article on September 12th, 2015

Loneliness and solitude Third of three parts Jacob M. Van Zyl To avoid pride in prayer, Jesus urged his followers to practise private prayer. We should go to a secluded place without distractions. We cannot go to the wilderness every day; we should have a silent... Read More »

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Vatican launches train service to Castel Gandolfo

By Transporter on September 12th, 2015

Nicole Winfield THE ASSOCIATED PRESS With a deafening whistle and a plume of smoke, an antique train pulled out of the Vatican rail station Friday to inaugurate a new weekly train service to the papal summer estate in Castel Gandolfo now that Pope Francis has decided to open... Read More »

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Sister Segale: The fastest nun in the west

By Transporter on August 29th, 2015

Nun who even Billy the Kid respected faces first test for sainthood Russell Contreras THE ASSOCIATED PRESS – ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. An Italian-born nun who challenged outlaw Billy the Kid, calmed angry mobs and helped open New Mexico territory hospitals and schools faced her first test for the... Read More »

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Healing in the wilderness

By Submitted Article on August 29th, 2015

Loneliness and solitude Second of three parts Jacob M. Van Zyl Solitude and loneliness are not the same. Loneliness is being alone against your will, and is emotionally painful and hurting. Solitude is being alone by choice, and is emotionally pleasant and healing. Because the Israelites... Read More »

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‘He redeems my life from the pit’

By Submitted Article on August 22nd, 2015

Loneliness and solitude First of three parts Jacob M. Van Zyl Solitary confinement is severe punishment. It is not related to solitude but to loneliness. These prisoners yearn for contact with their friends. They sleep, read, pace, think and plan, but time passes slowly when you... Read More »

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Skull Church tour visits city on Monday

By Sulz, Dave on August 22nd, 2015

LETHBRIDGE HERALD Skull Church is embarking on its first Canadian tour through Alberta this summer, providing attendees a high-octane and cutting-edge multimedia experience. And Lethbridge is one of the Alberta stops. The free event, taking place Monday evening at Exhibition Park’s West Pavilion, discusses life, death and our... Read More »

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Former convent gets new life as a country inn

By Transporter on August 22nd, 2015

Bill Graveland THE CANADIAN PRESS The dark sky, booming thunder and bright lightning of a fast-moving Prairie thunderstorm seemed to add to the atmosphere at the Convent Country Inn in tiny Val Marie, Sask. The convent was opened in 1939, and for decades the Sisters of the Assumption... Read More »

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God shifted Solomon’s focus

By Submitted Article on August 15th, 2015

Jacob M. Van Zyl Except for Christ, Solomon was probably the wisest person who ever lived. In the book of Ecclesiastes, he tells us about his search for meaning in life and the source of true happiness. He started his search on the intellectual level. He asked... Read More »

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