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Glasgow, Scotland Is Pure Dead Brilliant

IN THE May 31 ISSUE

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by Karen Lewis



Glasgow is pure dead brilliant! It is a city in Central Scotland and is known for art and culture, architecture, music and history. The best way to understand and experience Glasgow is to simply visit the great city. There are lots of things to do and see, and there is something for everyone of all ages.

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Habari Za Safari? (How Was Your Journey?)

IN THE September 21 ISSUE

FROM THE 2013 Articles,
andKaren Lewis,
andMinistry Musings
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by Karen Lewis



After an eventful time of fundraising Chris and I, along with 10 others, packed our suitcases and headed for East Africa. We set off from July 23 to August 6, 2013.
The team’s aim was to help in an evangelistic campaign in the rural town of Kiseke, near Mwanza in Tanzania. Tents were set up outside for the people to sit under in preparation for the three day campaign which consisted of music and the sharing of a biblical message, followed by a drama to help illustrate and bring to life the gospel message. The team was also involved in praying for the needs of the people.

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by Karen Lewis



Puerto Peñasco is located on the Gulf of California, also known as the Sea of Cortez. It is on the other side of the Gulf from Baja, California and is approximately one hour’s drive south of the Arizona border.

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by Karen Lewis



Escape, by Carolyn Jessop with Laura Palmer, is a fascinating true story. Carolyn was brought up in the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (FLDS), a sect separated from and renounced by the Mormon Church. The main base of the FLDS took place in Colorado City, Arizona where Carolyn spent most of her life.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham &
Karen Lewis



This week KRL has the honor of interviewing New York Times best selling author Terri Cheney and reviewing both of her books that tell the story of her struggles with bipolar disorder–Manic & The Dark Side of Innocence. At the end of the interview are details on how to enter for a chance to win a copy of The Dark Side of Innocence.

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by Karen Lewis



Never Let Me Go was written by Kazuo Ishiguro, a Japanese-English novelist who is also one of the most well-known fiction authors in the English speaking world. He won the Booker Prize for The Remains of the Day, which was made into a blockbuster movie starring Anthony Hopkins. Never Let Me Go was also made into a British movie.

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by Karen Lewis




No Greater Love by Danielle Steel is a fantastic and enjoyable romantic story, which will keep you very much engrossed from start to finish. This was one book I could not put down. Since 1981, Danielle Steel has been a permanent fixture on The New York Times hardcover and paperback bestsellers’ lists.

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by Karen Lewis


I attended a play called Scrooge, based on A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens on Sunday December 26, showing at Cabrillo Stage Theatre in Aptos, near Santa Cruz from December 17-30, 2010. The play is directed by Andrew Ceglio who was born in San Jose and now lives in Capitola.

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by Karen Lewis




On April 29, 2008 best selling author James Patterson and co-author Gabrielle Charbonnet released a romance novel called Sundays at Tiffany’s. This entertaining and well written story made its way into a Lifetime Television original movie which premiered on December 6, 2010.

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Origins of Thanksgiving Traditions

IN THE November 20 ISSUE

FROM THE 2010 Articles,
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andHometown History,
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by Karen Lewis



Have you ever wondered why people sit around watching football on Thanksgiving and eating pumpkin pie? And where did the turkey come from? There are many traditions connected to this holiday, and each and every one has a story to tell.

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The Grand Weaver: Book Review

IN THE November 13 ISSUE

FROM THE Books & Tales,
andEvery Other Book,
andKaren Lewis,
andMinistry Musings
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by Karen Lewis



The Grand Weaver, by Ravi Zacharias, is a very well written book on Christian spiritual growth. Ravi Zacharias has his own international weekly radio program and is president of Ravi Zacharias International Ministries. He and his wife live in Atlanta Georgia.<

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by Karen Lewis



Mennonite in a Little Black Dress by Rhoda Janzen is a book which comes across as if your best friend is telling the story over coffee. The author tells the story with ease and humor but does not leave much to the imagination.

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by Karen Lewis



The author, W. Phillip Keller, who was born in East Africa, had a passion for wildlife and the great outdoors. He spent many years in agricultural research and land management. The experience he gained as a shepherd equipped him with inspirational insights to write this book. Though the author passed away in 1997, the book is still fresh today.

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Rosarito Beach, México

IN THE August 14 ISSUE

FROM THE Karen Lewis,
andTravel
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by Karen Lewis



It all began when visionary entrepreneur Manual Barbachano bought Rosarito Shores, a 12-room hunting lodge just 18 miles South of the border, on the tranquil shores of the Pacific. In 1925, he reopened it as the Rosarito Beach Hotel. In the years since, it has become Baja California’s best-known resort…

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