Blessings of the Barren Season

Looking out the window here at The Faith Cafe, I notice that the deciduous trees in the park have dropped almost all of their leaves by now.

It’s always sad to have to say goodbye to the autumn leaves, isn’t it? When the last one has fallen, you’re left with a sense of loss, because you know you’re heading into the barren season of winter.

But a funny thing happens when a tree has lost its leaves: you can now see things that you didn’t know were there before.

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When The Wall Came Down

“The Fall of the Berlin Wall–November 1989” by Gavin Stewart CC 2.0

Ever wonder if there’s a world out there beyond your imagination?

Citizens of the former East Germany got a partial answer to this question thirty years ago when the Berlin Wall began to be dismantled on November 9, 1989.

Those who had been trapped behind the wall for decades were suddenly able to travel to West Berlin and visit parts of Germany they hadn’t seen in almost a generation.

What they saw there astonished them.

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Old Wooden Spoons

My old wooden spoon, with its newer, unused cousin

Do you have a favourite cooking utensil? One you keep returning to even though you may have a newer, better replacement for it?

I do. It’s an old wooden spoon that’s been used by my family for decades. In fact, it’s probably older than I am (I won’t tell you my exact age, but let’s just say that I remember Watergate. Enough said).

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Welcome to The Faith Cafe!

Welcome to The Faith Cafe, my new blog! I’m so glad you stopped by!

Let’s find a table so we can sit together. How about the one by window overlooking the park? (This is a virtual cafe, so you’ll have to use your imagination. Plus supply your own coffee!)

Grab one of the comfy armchairs, before the cafe cat claims it (you know how hard it is to dislodge her once she’s settled).

All we need now is some hot coffee and a dessert. Maybe a brownie? Or would you rather have some cake? Let’s pick something freshly baked from the cafe’s dessert showcase.

Ready? Got your coffee? Good. Now we can relax together and chat.

At The Faith Cafe we’ll be discussing, you guessed it, faith. Specifically, faith in God through Jesus Christ. On this blog we’ll explore the myriad ways in which we can learn about God and His love for us, oftentimes through examples from the world around us.

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