Power of Words: Musings from the Editor’s Desk

Power of Words: Musings from the Editor’s Desk

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Which words stick in our minds, and why? This issue of Kolbe Times explores the power of words. Continue reading

Words of Healing, Words of Hope

Words of Healing, Words of Hope

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Wycliffe Bible Translators’ work spreads the healing and transformative word of God throughout the world. Continue reading

Brian Doerksen: Why Words Matter

Brian Doerksen: Why Words Matter

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Words have power. They make us erupt with laughter or cause our heart to break. Most of you will know the words to the song ‘Yesterday.’ The reason you know these words is not simply because they are part of our culture’s soundtrack. When words are wedded to melody they…

Theatre Review: Miracle Worker

Theatre Review: Miracle Worker

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A deaf, blind girl trapped alone in darkness and silence until a young teacher miraculously breaks through. This is the true story of Hellen Keller, unable to communicate with or comprehend the world around her. Her fiery young governess, Annie Sullivan, battles the Keller family’s palpable hopelessness to provide Helen…

The Language of Grief

The Language of Grief

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Thoughts from Minister Bob Glasgow about the words of grief and healing. Continue reading

Valentine for Ernest Mann – Poetry

Valentine for Ernest Mann – Poetry

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You can’t order a poem like you order a taco. Walk up to the counter, say, “I’ll take two” and expect it to be handed back to you on a shiny plate. Still, I like your spirit. Anyone who says, “Here’s my address, write me a poem,” deserves something in…

Journey Through Dementia: My Mother’s Words

Journey Through Dementia: My Mother’s Words

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Faye Hall writes about her mother’s journey through paranoid dementia. Continue reading

I am Immigrant

I am Immigrant

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ESL instructor Katarzyna Czyz writes about the difficulties and strengths of her students living in a new country where they do not speak the language. Continue reading

Quotations: Gathered Wisdom

Quotations: Gathered Wisdom

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Laura Locke, our editor and a self-confessed quotations freak, shares some of the insightful quotes that have fed her soul. Continue reading

Letters to Father Jacob

Letters to Father Jacob

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Bill Locke reviews Letters to Father Jacob, a film from Finland that teams up two unlikely protagonists in a moving story of redemption and hope. Continue reading