Author: April Yamasaki

A Journey Through Love and Loss to Healing and Hope

A number of years ago, I read Sharon Butala‘s best-selling account of her life on a cattle ranch in southwest Saskatchewan. She was in her mid-thirties when she married her second husband, and made the move from her urban setting to his more isolated one, from an academic environment to country living. As she explored her new life and landscape, she discovered a new connection with the natural world and reflected deeply on rural life, belonging, and home. [...] Read More ›

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The Pitfalls of Church-Speak and What to Say Instead: How to Say What You Mean and Mean What You Say

In this YouTube video, musician Micah Tyler offers a light-hearted take on church-speak, or what some call Christianese: Every field has its own jargon that may not be easily understood by others. Some may appear as abbreviations like http (Hyper Text Transfer Protocol) or as specialized language like plug-in (a kind of computer sub-program) or every time, and–to use an example from Micah Tyler’s video–to “fellowship” instead of hanging out together.  […]

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