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Lasha Morningstar

Don't strip us of our special holidays

Lasha Morningstar

November 4

Halloween is hitting the headlines this year. Now for some, it is because of religious reasons. Halloween has always been hexed right off their calendar.

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Look behind the signs for the candidates' real agenda

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October 14, 2013

They're back. To the right. To the left. Behind. In front. Yes, election signs with names we know, names we have never heard of, scatter the landscape, signaling it's civic and school board election time.

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Children often world leaders in wisdom

Lasha Morningstar

October 7, 2013

The wisdom of a child. Such a wisdom allows a four-year-old to confront a terrorist rampaging through a Kenyan shopping centre, telling him, "You are a bad man." Such courage.

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'Inconvenient truths' point to a life beyond the grave

Lasha Morningstar

September 2, 2013

Tim was only six. But he had a mighty serious heart problem. It was at a time when the surgery Tim needed was not done in Alberta.

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Steady stream of tragedies makes us wonder why time is out of joint

Lasha Morningstar

July 22, 2013

Too much. It's just too much. Tragedy knocks on our door morning, noon and night. Floods. Massive train derailments incinerating people, homes, lives.

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Disaster calls forth the human desire to help others

Lasha Morningstar

July 15, 2013

Massive disaster slipped by our province in recent times. Then the tornado tore its murderous path through Edmonton in 1987. After that, the Pine Lake tornado ripped through a campground in 2000. Now flood waters have rampaged through southern Alberta drowning homes, towns, livelihoods, wildlife, people, landscapes, infrastructure, farm animals . . . and more.

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Take great care in choosing friends

Lasha Morningstar

July 1, 2013

Define friend. Stops one in their tracks, doesn't it, if you are really serious about giving a heart-felt answer.

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Christian conscience calls on us to raise voices on civic issues

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June 17, 2013

Already the drumbeats of the October civic election are thumping throughout the media. A new mayor for sure. And new councillors too, depending on retirements, resignations, being bounced out at the polls. Feeling the nudge of responsibility yet?

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You have power to rise above fears in a cruel world

Lasha Morningstar

June 3, 2013

"It doesn't matter." Too often we say these words out loud or silently to ourselves.

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Fragility of life comes home to roost

Lasha Morningstar

May 6, 2013

The fragility of life broke through the turmoil of our everyday lives when Boston Marathon bombs unleashed their cowardly indiscriminate destruction.

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