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Hello everyone my name is Emmy McKirgan. I have always enjoyed writing, I have journaled through many times in my life : during the highs and lows, the easy and the hard, the questions and answers. I find it much easier to “speak” with written words rather than trying to explain myself verbally. I am… Continue reading Emmy McKirgan
Romania is in southeast Europe and is slightly smaller than Oregon. The Carpathian Mountains divide Romania’s upper half from north to south and connect near the center of the country with the Transylvanian Alps, running east and west. North and west of these ranges lies the Transylvanian plateau, and to the south and east are… Continue reading Romania
This West African nation on the Gulf of Guinea, between Togo on the west and Nigeria on the east, is about the size of Tennessee. It is bounded by Burkina Faso and Niger on the north. The land consists of a narrow coastal strip that rises to a swampy, forested plateau and then to highlands… Continue reading Benin
Slovenia occupies an area about the size of the state of Massachusetts. It is largely a mountainous republic and almost half of the land is forested, with hilly plains spread across the central and eastern regions. Mount Triglav, the highest peak, rises to 9,393 ft (2,864 m). Facts from https://www.factmonster.com Flag Photo from https://www.countryflags.com
In senior year, I was working on a teen dystopian novel called “Rubble” that included the characters discussing Biblical matters. I wish I could finish that book, but I wrote it during physics, chemistry, and biology classes, and there’s no way I could remember all the weird sciency stuff I was planning on putting in it. I do think it’s interesting how I wrote about a lockdown, and people not wanting to listen to the government to keep them safe. Hmm…Pandemic predicted? Anyway. Hope you enjoy! Comment below if you might want to read more of this incomplete work.
I’m Dana, a creative intern an PCHE! I’m a recent design graduate from MacEwan University and least to say with the world in the state it is in I felt compelled to help or make a difference with my recently gained profession. Learning about people and giving them a voice through the lens of design… Continue reading Dana Mah
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Slightly smaller than Maine, Austria includes much of the mountainous territory of the eastern Alps (about 75% of the area). The country contains many snowfields, glaciers, and snowcapped peaks, the highest being the Grossglockner (12,530 ft; 3,819 m). The Danube is the principal river. Forests and woodlands cover about 40% of the land. Facts from… Continue reading Austria
I think that until we really realize what life is like without God, this almost literally Godforsaken earth we’ve advocated for since the beginning of time, it would be impossible for us to truly understand that an eternity of perfect communion with God and each other is the only antidote to this aching pain we have deep within us. Once we get to heaven and our sinful, selfish blinders are removed, I don’t think we’d have eternity any other way.
Hi! My name is Jennifer, and I’m an intern for Planet Hope Christian Enterprising. You’ll be hearing from me on the blog in the upcoming weeks, so I thought I’d introduce myself. When I was young, I spent so much time with my nose buried in a book or scribbling in a notebook that it… Continue reading Warm Greetings!
Hello! I am a Marketing Intern for Planet Hope Christian Enterprising. I spend most of my days researching market trends, planning social media campaigns, and plotting the best way to sneak McDonald’s French fries into my diet. My background is comprised of Sales, Marketing, and recently Ecommerce meaning I know the ins and outs of… Continue reading Amanda Essien
Thailand occupies the western half of the Indochinese peninsula and the northern two-thirds of the Malay Peninsula in southeast Asia. Its neighbors are Burma (Myanmar) on the north and west, Laos on the north and northeast, Cambodia on the east, and Malaysia on the south. Thailand is about the size of France. Facts from https://www.factmonster.com… Continue reading Thailand
The United Arab Emirates, in the eastern part of the Arabian Peninsula, extends along part of the Gulf of Oman and the southern coast of the Persian Gulf. The nation is the size of Maine. Its neighbors are Saudi Arabia to the west and south, Qatar to the north, and Oman to the east. Most… Continue reading United Arab Emirates
Slightly larger than Indiana, South Korea lies below the 38th parallel on the Korean peninsula. It is mountainous in the east; in the west and south are many harbors on the mainland and offshore islands. Elections were held in the U.S. zone in 1948 for a national assembly, which adopted a republican constitution and elected… Continue reading South Korea
Hong Kong consists of the island of Hong Kong (32 sq mi; 83 sq km), Stonecutters’ Island, Kowloon Peninsula, and the New Territories on the adjoining mainland. The island of Hong Kong was ceded to Britain in 1841. Stonecutters’ Island and Kowloon were annexed in 1860, and the New Territories, which are mainly agricultural lands,… Continue reading Hong Kong
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The greater part of the country is mountainous. Its principal ranges are the Tien Shan, the Kunlun chain, and the Trans-Himalaya. In the southwest is Tibet, which China annexed in 1950. The Gobi Desert lies to the north. China proper consists of three great river systems: the Yellow River (Huang He), 2,109 mi (5,464 km)… Continue reading China
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The Symbol of the Bright Star Shine Bright and early came the day of my secret undercover mission. Thunder rumbled and lightning flashed, rain hammering the windows like angry villagers. I groaned, falling back against my covers. “Miss Abigail!” Dorothy pulled my blankets off again. “The day grows old! Get your lazy behind out of… Continue reading The Fourteen Laws of Bristershine Part 3
The Netherlands, on the coast of the North Sea, is twice the size of New Jersey. Part of the great plain of north and west Europe, the Netherlands has maximum dimensions of 190 by 160 mi (360 by 257 km) and is low and flat except in Limburg in the southeast, where some hills rise… Continue reading Netherlands
Not gonna lie, this one gets a bit weird. Hold on for Part 3 though?
South Africa, on the continent’s southern tip, is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean on the west and by the Indian Ocean on the south and east. Its neighbors are Namibia in the northwest, Zimbabwe and Botswana in the north, and Mozambique and Swaziland in the northeast. The kingdom of Lesotho forms an enclave within the… Continue reading South Africa
Pakistan is situated in the western part of the Indian subcontinent, with Afghanistan and Iran on the west, India on the east, and the Arabian Sea on the south. The name Pakistan is derived from the Urdu words Pak (meaning pure) and stan (meaning country). It is nearly twice the size of California. The northern and western highlands of Pakistan contain… Continue reading Pakistan
There’s nothing like connecting with a group on a lovely weekend. What did you do this weekend?
France is about 80% the size of Texas. In the Alps near the Italian and Swiss borders is western Europe’s highest point—Mont Blanc (15,781 ft; 4,810 m). The forest-covered Vosges Mountains are in the northeast, and the Pyrénées are along the Spanish border. Except for extreme northern France, the country may be described as four… Continue reading France
I actually love this story, actually. I like period romance, and exploring old worlds. Not for accuracy, but just for the fantasy of it. And first names as last names. Look out for part 2!
The story was that he was a dangerous, ruthless renegade. Nobody thought he would ever come back, after “disappearing” five years ago, to take a final bow before the curtain closed on his act. He was like the midnight train that had jumped the track. He moved like a ghost, and… Continue reading The King
What’s a better way to kick off your weekend than a Friday morning chat with your Pastor? I say give it a try. You might be surprised at what you learn. Rev. Dr. Barry Danylak (or “Apple or Strawberry as my son calls him – confusing fruits”) is a highly educated pastor with a Ph.D.… Continue reading Barry Danylak – Everyday Christian
Ooooh…wonder what’s going to happen in the rest of this weird, over-written teen soap opera I wrote. You tell me. This will probably be forever unfinished, but what would you do with it?
Not sure where I came up with this psycho character. I just remember nothing like this every happening in my school. Or my bus.
Turkey is at the northeast end of the Mediterranean Sea in southeast Europe and southwest Asia. To the north is the Black Sea and to the west is the Aegean Sea. Its neighbors are Greece and Bulgaria to the west, Russia, Ukraine, and Romania to the north and northwest (through the Black Sea), Georgia, Armenia,… Continue reading Turkey
Mexico is bordered by the United States to the north and Belize and Guatemala to the southeast. Mexico is about one-fifth the size of the United States. Baja California in the west is an 800-mile (1,287-km) peninsula that forms the Gulf of California. In the east are the Gulf of Mexico and the Bay of… Continue reading Mexico
Bulgaria shares borders with Serbia, Macedonia, Romania, Greece, and Turkey. Two mountain ranges and two great valleys mark the topography of Bulgaria, a country the size of Tennessee and situated on the Black Sea. The Maritsa is Bulgaria’s principal river, the Danube also flows through the country. Facts from https://www.factmonster.com Flag Photo from https://www.countryflags.com
Yea…obviously watched too many princess movies. Remember, love is great, but you are enough, and you don’t need a romantic partner to be worthy of life. Also mental health problems don’t just disappear, as much as I wished they did when my teen self wrote this. Chapter 3 coming soon!
This is a story I’m actually pretty proud of, especially the poem at the beginning. I think people have regrets that are hard to talk about, but sometimes you can use it to teach someone else a lesson so they can avoid what you did.
I’m sure you can tell from the title that I had big plans for this story. Also, I guess I thought Acura’s were height of luxury that rich kids drive?
Another Gem from teenhood. I think I was just trying to write a little bit of everything and anything. Look out for Chapter 2!
Dear People Who Believe Climate Change Isn’t Real, I know you’re scared. I’m scared too. We are asking you to make a lot of changes that would radically redefine how you live your lives. So I get it. But let me ask you something, a question someone else asked. So what if climate change is… Continue reading Just A Thought
Nigeria, one-third larger than Texas and the most populous country in Africa, is situated on the Gulf of Guinea in West Africa. Its neighbors are Benin, Niger, Cameroon, and Chad. The lower course of the Niger River flows south through the western part of the country into the Gulf of Guinea. Swamps and mangrove forests… Continue reading Nigeria
Have you ever been on a blind date? how did it end? To me it sounds like it would be kind of fun. Do you have someone in your life you just can’t say “no” to?
I just added this title. I have no idea where I was going with this story, but it does bring me back to other times I’ve had to be in hospital. Though there usually wasn’t any screaming unless it was me. What happened to Zabbie?
There were high-fives all around, and over the shoulder of one of our guards I saw the other team helping up the boy who had ran onto the court. He caught my eye, an ocean of space closing between us as our gazes connected. He shook his head at me, glaring in what I could only describe as disgust.
My friends noticed us gazing at each other. Rena, our centre, suggested we go have a chat with him. Rena was tall and broad-shouldered, and at that moment her face was contorted with anger. We all followed behind her to make sure that her “chat” didn’t involve dunking anyone’s head through the basket.
Well guys, as you can imagine, this entrepreneur has been under a bit of stress lately. Launching 80 Days for Christian Charities (please guys, like and share!) trying to find the right assistant, and just living my life. So I did my worry therapy thing last night again, for the third time, and I’m really… Continue reading My Dream (Starring BTS, Will Smith, and the essence of James Corden)
This is the opening to a story I think I was planning to write back when I was 14. What would you do if this was your sibling?
Why, hello there! We at PHCE are so excited about our first annual Around the World in 80 Days Christian Charity contest! Don’t forget to go to the main page of PHCE.ca to nominate your charity to win! Please consider sponsoring this contest through our GoFundMe campaign for the HOPE Business Program, and have a… Continue reading 80 Days Prizes from PHCE
Qatar (pronounced KAH-ter) occupies a small peninsula that extends into the Persian Gulf from the east side of the Arabian Peninsula. Saudi Arabia is to the west and the United Arab Emirates to the south. The country is mainly barren. Oil was discovered in the 1940s, bringing wealth to the country in the 1950s and… Continue reading Qatar
Portugal occupies the western part of the Iberian Peninsula and is slightly smaller than Indiana. The country is crossed by three large rivers that rise in Spain, flow into the Atlantic, and divide the country into three geographic areas. The Minho River, part of the northern boundary, cuts through a mountainous area that extends south… Continue reading Portugal
Pressing buttons like I knew what I was doing, I began to walk at an angle to where we had come from. Luke was grumbling to himself again, loudly, and if I could have had one wish it would have been for my “real” compass in the kitchen drawer at home.
I noticed the strange things rising up from the sea when I was halfway across the bridge, still a hundred feet above the village. There was only one at first, and then within seconds there were millions, as far as the eye could see. Large chunks of lumpy, twisted metal, ranging in size from neighborhoods to fingernails, shooting up into the sky at rocket speed. They banged against the bridge and rocked it hard enough to knock me off my feet. Terrified and confused, I jumped on my space board, hovering uncertainly in the air. A shower of metal seared up my arms and face.
“The plans of the diligent lead to profit as surely as haste leads to poverty.” Proverbs 21:5 NIV Well, isn’t this quote a gem. I should actually frame this one for my wall in my imaginary office. I think I might be the queen of haste. A lot of the times I don’t care if… Continue reading On Profit and Poverty
Why, hello there. I’m really getting tired of these vivid dreams. I think last night I just had too much on my mind. I’m supposed to do this therapy thing where I spend 30 minutes writing down my worries so I can focus on other things the rest of the day, but I think last… Continue reading My Dream (not Starring any millionaires)
Though the movie and the book had more differences than similarities, there were positive points along with negatives in each. In the story plot as a whole, I liked the fact that Six was portrayed as a strong, courageous, independent woman who could thrive on her own and pack a punch. She wasn’t afraid to get her hands dirty or risk her life to save her planet and ours. The story showed the value of making decisions carefully, especially if something very important is riding on what you choose to do. As a science fiction fan, I appreciate those concepts mixed in with interplanetary war.
Ecuador, about equal in area to Nevada, is in the northwest part of South America fronting on the Pacific. To the north is Colombia and to the east and south is Peru. Two high and parallel ranges of the Andes, traversing the country from north to south, are topped by tall volcanic peaks. The highest… Continue reading Ecuador
Many thanks to my first 10 WordPress followers! May this be the start of something huge. Let’s do this weird, messy, imperfect thing together. Also huge shoutout to my family and friends who don’t have WordPress but have been subscribing. Love you all! “Follow my example, as I follow the example of Christ.” 1 Corinthians… Continue reading 10 Followers! Yay!
Last night was pretty trippy. In my dream, our house was also a mall or something, completely open concept. No privacy in the bathroom, and our sofa facing the breezeway where John Krasinski was using my BBQ. But we will get to that.
…if she had simply accepted what they told her, she would have never realized how wrong they were. Ella’s only true friends at the palace were a servant girl and the sick tutor’s son who replaced him. What’s more, Prince Charming wasn’t that charming after all—he had only wanted to marry her for her beauty! Now that Ella had found out what the Royals and palace life were really like, she knew she couldn’t go on the way she was.
The Philippine islands are an archipelago of over 7,000 islands lying about 500 mi (805 km) off the southeast coast of Asia. The overall land area is comparable to that of Arizona. Only about 7% of the islands are larger than one square mile, and only one-third have names. The largest are Luzon in the… Continue reading Philippines
On July 4, 1776, the Continental Congress appointed a committee consisting of Benjamin Franklin, John Adams, and Thomas Jefferson “to bring in a device for a seal of the United States of America.” After many delays, a verbal description of a design by William Barton was finally approved by Congress on June 20, 1782. The seal shows an American bald eagle… Continue reading United States of America
The United Kingdom, consisting of Great Britain (England, Wales, and Scotland ) and Northern Ireland , is twice the size of New York State. England, in the southeast part of the British Isles, is separated from Scotland on the north by the granite Cheviot Hills; from them the Pennine chain of uplands extends south through the center of England, reaching its… Continue reading United Kingdom
One-third the area of the United States, the Republic of India occupies most of the subcontinent of India in southern Asia. It borders on China in the northeast. Other neighbors are Pakistan on the west, Nepal and Bhutan on the north, and Burma and Bangladesh on the east. The country can be divided into three… Continue reading India
The continent of Australia, with the island state of Tasmania, is approximately equal in area to the United States (excluding Alaska and Hawaii). Mountain ranges run from north to south along the east coast, reaching their highest point in Mount Kosciusko (7,308 ft; 2,228 m). The western half of the continent is occupied by a… Continue reading Australia
Covering most of the northern part of the North American continent and with an area larger than that of the United States, Canada has an extremely varied topography. In the east, the mountainous maritime provinces have an irregular coastline on the Gulf of St. Lawrence and the Atlantic. The St. Lawrence plain, covering most of… Continue reading Canada
Kenya lies across the equator in east-central Africa, on the coast of the Indian Ocean. It is twice the size of Nevada. Kenya borders Somalia to the east, Ethiopia to the north, Tanzania to the south, Uganda to the west, and Sudan to the northwest. In the north, the land is arid; the southwest corner… Continue reading Kenya
The weekly winning charities receive a 30 minute interview to create a 500 word story posted on our blog. After Day 80, our grand prize winners will receive additional prizes. See our 80 Days Sponsors for a list of additional available prizes. To increase the chances of your charity winning, don’t forget to share on your own social media pages as well and invite your friends to like your comment.
Once upon a time in a far away land there were three beautiful princesses named Azur, Casser, and Hayden. Hayden and Casser were horrible, mean princesses who wreaked revenge on any maidens whom they thought were prettier than them, so most of the kingdom was in constant misery. They plotted ways to kill their beautiful… Continue reading Story: Why the poles are cold
Emai’s father thought that making coats was not a noble profession, and wanted Emai to join in the family seal hunting business that helped support the village. Emai, however, refused, and made all the seals coats of their own to help them hide from anyone who tried to hunt them. When the birds saw the coats, the birds asked the seals where they had gotten them. The seals replied that Emai the coat maker had fashioned them.
What kind of a future is pop culture entertainment and advertising media hacking out for us right now? Can there even be a future for a humanity that strives to be so shallow? (Sultana Usafali). The result of lies is more lies, and ultimately reality is the bowling ball that knocks deceptions over like pins. Those who were clinging to the pins and making them the center of their world go down too. Lies and liars are swept away. In my opinion, media effects on self-image today are the result of a long-tended, carefully perfected brainwashing ploy that in the end will doom the world.
“Jesus doesn’t care about political correctness!” he was saying, his voice clear and convicting despite his blatant discomfort. “Everyone keeps saying that his message and anything that has to do with the Bible could be offensive to people, and that’s why Christmastime is no longer Christmastime, but the ‘Holidays’. It’s why they teach Evolutionism in schools and universities, and not one word can even be mentioned about the true creation of the universe and everything in it!”
Even though [Arakiel’s] virtuous displays are few and far between, they occur enough to make Lucifer wonder whether his brother has gone soft. Lucifer only intended to start a war, not a silly romance between an angel and a demon. He orders Bethany to be burned at the stake in front of an audience of demons and lost souls, but not even hellfire can destroy the young angel.
My dreams and Sonny’s dreams are a little unheard of and a little odd to the people around us, dreams you would have to experience to believe are worthwhile. Sometimes I don’t believe in myself and the benefits of my goal, and sometimes it is hard to see where I am going. Like the climber hugging the face of the rocky, deadly mountain, I am not in a position to see the top, my goal. I only have my imagination to feel the success, and to design my path to reach it. When things happen that I do not expect, the challenge of absorbing the problem and shaping my life around it stretches my imagination and the abilities of my mind. Whatever stands in our path helps to shape who we are and prepare us for whatever happens next.
“There is still red in your lips and in your cheeks. Death has not yet turned them pale…Ah, dear Juliet, why are you still so beautiful?” He doesn’t stop to wonder at how she died, is only plagued with insanity that she is dead.
An over-adherence and obsession with tradition will certainly stifle creativity and a sense of individuality. For those agreeing with Mr. Nolan, traditions are important to achieve orderly and stable foundations upon which success – and legacies – can be built. Traditions can effectively constrain the divergent wills of impressionable young minds.
Although it is illegal for youth and children to purchase cigarettes, the rules about whether or not they can use them are quite fuzzy. Even at my school, the principal’s only requirement is that students only smoke in designated areas. Everybody knows that kids are doing it and that it will have heavy impact on them in the future, yet what can someone do if they witness a youth smoking what they cannot legally obtain? If the items are contraband, what is being done to ensure that youth cannot use them?
Why, hello there! This is your spoiler alert. Watching Overcomer with my church over Zoom. Already saw the Say Movienight Kevin Review, so I’m already pretty biased. Some of the jokes are pretty funny. Generally a basic underdog sports movie with a random prodigal parent thread thrown in. I feel like the two plots could… Continue reading Overcomer
It is important to use youth to make positive changes. I decided to spend my summer organizing Kids for Kids Day, which gave youth a fun volunteer opportunity while helping children’s organizations to provide valuable services. I took the initiative to bring into reality the design I developed, which changed over the summer as I… Continue reading Youth: The Foundation for Success
Some of these prisoners have been confined inside the hollowed-out trees in a space no bigger than a telephone booth for decades without a glimpse of the sun or moon. Of course they would want to be free, right? …wrong!
A five-year-old could trick their way through the security, and there were barely enough people to even keep the place running. The only things that were fully operational were the interrogation and execution rooms. And the coffee makers.
Taylor is a person who doesn’t give up when the storms of life blow. She is able to steer her ship into the open waters when she needs to, and comes back to shore when her mission is completed, ready for the next adventure with the new lessons she has learned.
Berger is Joseph’s wretched counterpart. Instead of being celebrated and honoured by society for his work, Berger was met with hostility and ridicule. Raphael Ginzberg, who worked with Berger, comments as follows in 1949: “There can be no doubt but that Berger was the sole creator of electroencephalography. He let nobody into the secret of his investigation. What he achieved, he achieved by his individual effort.”
The Bean Trees Assignment #2 What do your head, a stinkweed, and a car headlight have in common? Quite simply, these are all things that a carnivorous reptile will tear to pieces and eat if it has the opportunity. They are also things that will die if cut off. In “The Bean Trees” by Barbara… Continue reading Alligator Buffet
“We’re not the real problem, you know,” reasoned Virtue as Happiness gathered the lasagna out of the fridge, ready made for the party that night. Chad was finally getting promoted to second-in-command at work. “You know that Deception over there is why you still aren’t happy.”
Just finished watching La La Land for the first time. It’s taken me quite a while. I heard some of the hype, but the thumbnail and trailer just didn’t seem all that interesting to me. Of course I’ve watched a lot of YouTube reviews about it, and heard all about the cinematic beauty and narrative… Continue reading La La Land
Well, after watching La La Land, I definitely have a lot to say about this movie. There was definitely a lot going on, with multiple story threads and conflicts and character arcs. While the romantic conflict in this one wasn’t about a choice between a career dream and a relationship, the main couple still had… Continue reading Jumping the Broom
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Perhaps check the spelling on your website i.e. under Statement of Faith it should be “coarse language” not course language;…
I nominate Christ Church in Mexico! They share the love of Christ by providing regular free meals to their community.…
I nominate France mission – showing their love for their country through their love of Christ! Check them out at…
I nominate Christian School Pakistan. They provide Christian education to children in need. Check them out at https://m.facebook.com/CSSPK1/.