Tuesday, 24 November 2015

Dreams and Premonitions - Amy Newmark, Kelly Sullivan Walden

About the Book:

Sixth sense, gut feeling, instinct. Whatever you call it, sometimes we have no logical reason for knowing something—but still we know it. In this collection, you’ll read 101 stories of intuition, insight, and inspiration that will amaze you and encourage you to tap into your own inner wisdom

We all have the ability to tap into our intuition, but often find it hard to do. Dreams and premonitions are often the way our intuition or our faith in the beyond manifest. You will be awed and amazed by these true stories from everyday people who have experienced the extraordinary. The 101 stories in this book will enlighten and encourage you to listen to your dreams and your own inner voice.

My Thoughts:

There are people who spend a lot of time trying to decipher the meaning of their dreams. I’m not one of them. (But, I've heard from a number of people who have had premonitions through dreams, and I do believe they happen.) To me they’re only dreams; some wonderful, some scary and some just weird – and with the first light they’re mostly gone.

This book is full of stories that offer another view. In these stories people were warned about some upcoming disaster, others were helped through some difficult time of their life, through a dream. A few were visited by a deceased relative who gave them timely advice and encouragement. Most are amazing accounts and some almost unbelievable. Whether you see dreams as important enough to decipher or just dismiss them as soon as your head is off the pillow, you will be intrigued by many of the stories in this book. I wonder though, if we really can 'tap into our intuition'. Seems to me it's more a gift that only some people possess.


In exchange for an honest review, Simon and Schuster and Shelton Interactive provided me with a copy of this book.

Saturday, 21 November 2015

Our Choir Will be Performimg at Winnipeg Christkindlmarkt 2015

Every year the German Canadian Congress (MB) Inc. hosts a two-day Christkindlmarkt in Winnipeg. This is a very festive German Christmas tradition. There are tables where people sell a wide variety of things, including homemade crafts, decorations, books and food.

Each time I've taken in this event, I was drawn to the food, especially the German Christmas pastries, like Stollen, (fruit bread) Lebkuchen (gingerbread) and Pfeffernuesse (Spice cookies). A never-fail mouth-
Bienenstich Torte
watering experience. One year a friend introduced me to Bienenstich Torte (Bee Sting Cake). Thank you, Roswitha!! What a delicious treat!! (But which German pastry isn't?) I've been wishing for another taste of this fabulous morsel ever since.

Sorry, got a little side tracked...German pastries does that to me.

The reason for this post was to tell you that our Elm River Community Choir will be singing there this year. Other colony choirs have sung there in the past as well. As part of the festivities various choirs, bands, families...entertain the guests all day long. Our choir will be performing at 12:30 PM on the lower level (It's bigger this year, so they're at a new location which has two levels) of the Holy Cross Hall, 290 Dubuc Street, in St. Boniface. To see who all is part of the entertain this year, click on the Christkindlmarkt link above, then go to the Events Calendar on the left.

This is an event worth taking in! Regrettably though, I won't be able to attend myself this year, because this coincides with a prior commitment. If you're planning on going, think of me when you eat a piece of Bienenstich or Stollen. (: Guten Appetit und Viel Spass!

The market will be open on Saturday, November 28 from 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. and
Sunday, November 29, 2015 from 10:00 a.m. -5:00 p.m..

Thursday, 19 November 2015

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