The Boy Who Harnessed The Wind

Based on the true story of a 13 year old boy and his efforts to provide a reliable water source for his family and village in Malawi, Africa.

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The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind (March 1, 2019)

Release Date: March 1, 2019
Starring: Maxwell Simba, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Aïssa Maïga, Lily Banda
Genres: Drama
Runtime: 113 min
Original Title: The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind
Original Film Language: English
Production Companies: Potboiler Productions, BBC Films, Blue Sky Films, Head Gear Films, Lipsync Post, Metrol Technology, Participant Media, BFI Film Fund
Against all the odds, a thirteen year old boy in Malawi invents an unconventional way to save his family and village from famine.

Trailer The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind

The mental health crisis among America’s youth is real – and staggering

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Between 2009 and 2017, rates of major depression among 20- to 21-year-olds more than doubled. Ana Ado/

Jean Twenge, San Diego State University

The first signs of a problem started to emerge around 2014: More young people said they felt overwhelmed and depressed. College counseling centers reported sharp increases in the number of students seeking treatment for mental health issues.

Even as studies were showing increases in symptoms of depression and in suicide among adolescents since 2010, some researchers called the concerns overblown and claimed there simply isn’t enough good data to reach that conclusion.

The idea that there’s an epidemic in anxiety or depression among youth “is simply a myth,” psychiatrist Richard Friedman wrote in The New York Times last year. Others suggested young people were simply more willing to get help when they needed it. Or perhaps counseling centers’ outreach efforts were becoming more effective.

But a new analysis of a large representative survey reinforces what I – and others – have been saying: The epidemic is all too real. In fact, the increase in mental health issues among teens and young adults is nothing short of staggering.

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How foreign-backed anti-oil activists infiltrated Canada’s government

Ahhh! The curtain is being pulled back to help expose the frauds, puppets and puppeteers that want to control the destiny of our nation.

Meticulously researched piece, Vivian Krause has spent almost 10 years exposing this story
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I encourage you to do your own research. Many (most?) of the leaders in the media, academia, government and beyond do not have the best interests of you, your family, community, the population or indeed the entire world – despite their rosy words.

It’s fascinating to see that once you begin researching the same family names keep appearing over and over and over again. Their patience and long term planning is truly staggering. A great place to start is this YouTube series that looks at world history through a biblical lens.

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Making your garden accessible

As you plan your garden for this summer have you thought about making it accessible for friends or family that have mobility or sensory challenges?

The London Middlesex Master Gardeners have some suggestions including scent, sound, tactile and architecture features to help make your garden more accessible in their article
The Therapy Garden: Making the garden a space for everyone

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#ldnont #gardening #Accessibility

A Fisherman’s Tale – Chapter 6

Another night of fishing and we were just beaching the boat when Andrew spotted a large school just off the shore, we grabbed our throw nets and waded out to try our luck. 

We had caught plenty through the night, but you fished when there were fish.  There was no telling what tomorrow night might hold for us.

Just up the shore, John and James were cleaning their nets under the watchful eye of their father.  Old man Zebedee was just plain nasty, he growled and cussed as the crew got things tidied up for the day. It seemed that he demanded more from his sons then he did of the hired hands who helped out.

Too old to fish himself, he was there every morning to make sure that he wasn’t cheated out of his share as owner of the boat and always demanded to know why his sons hadn’t caught more or bigger fish, “Why in my day. . .”  Soon his raging just became part of the background.

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World Spay Day highlights the importance of fixing our pets

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Feb. 26 is World Spay Day, and spaying or neutering pets has many benefits. Shutterstock

L.F. Carver, Queen’s University, Ontario

World Spay Day — marked on the last Tuesday in February — is an international effort started by the Doris Day Animal League to encourage the sterilization of dogs and cats.

It is an effort that is supported by animal advocates such as the Humane Society International and celebrities such as Katherine Heigl, Josh Kelley and Lily Tomlin. And of course Bob Barker, who ended the The Price Is Right with the phrase: “This is Bob Barker reminding you to help control the pet population — have your pets spayed or neutered.”

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Canada set to lose 9,000 churches in the next 10 years

I found this CBC article to be very believable but sad.

The much sadder story is that so many in our society have abandoned our traditional Judeo-Christian values and faith for a self-centred me-first obsession. Along with the movement we have lost honesty, integrity and respect – things that our parents and grandparents highly valued regardless of what church they attended if any.

It reminds me of the following quote by D.A. Carson

People do not drift toward Holiness. Apart from grace-driven effort, people do not gravitate toward godliness, prayer, obedience to Scripture, faith, and delight in the Lord. We drift toward compromise and call it tolerance; we drift toward disobedience and call it freedom; we drift toward superstition and call it faith. We cherish the indiscipline of lost self-control and call it relaxation; we slouch toward prayerlessness and delude ourselves into thinking we have escaped legalism; we slide toward godlessness and convince ourselves we have been liberated.

D.A. Carson

From the CBC

Shrinking congregations and rising maintenance costs force old churches to be closed, sold or repurposed.

A national charity that works to save old buildings estimates that 9,000 religious spaces in Canada will be lost in the next decade, roughly a third of all faith-owned buildings in the country.

National Trust for Canada regeneration project leader Robert Pajot says every community in the country is going to see old church buildings shuttered, sold off or demolished.

“Neighbourhoods are going to have multiple churches closing,” Pajot said. “Some people qualify this as a crisis, and I kind of agree. It is going to hit everybody.”

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Are we so connected we’re disconnected?

In this special to the London Free Press by Jamie Greenwood, the lead pastor of Faith Pentecostal Assembly in Glencoe, he looks at the question of whether people who are physically next to us are growing distant, while the people on our technological devices are becoming superficially close.

I recently sat in a waiting room and watched as two parents, probably in their 50s, feverishly busied themselves on their cellphones, while their teenage son sat staring at them.

This perplexed me because it seemed like it would be the other way around. However, it made me consider a few things.

My generation grew up with mobile devices that were expensive to buy and really too big to be of any real use. At the same time, I remember getting one of the first Nintendo consoles, on which I played Super Mario Brothers for two straight weeks. Today I am an Apple geek — with an iPhone, an Apple Watch, an iPad, a MacBook, an iMac and Apple TV.

I feel well connected, but when I reflect back on the parents who were busy on their cellphones, I have to ask myself, “Am I so connected, that I may be disconnected?”

Continue reading at The London Free Press.

You can catch Pastor Jamie’s blog here.

You can visit the Faith Pentecostal Assembly in Glencoe website here.

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