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Sunday reflection: Love's holy harvest
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Sunday reflection: Love's holy harvest
Today's reflection is brought to you byPhilippians 1:3-11.O God,it's easy to thank youfor the people we love,to pray with joyfor the oneswith whom we seeeye-to-eye.It's easy to believethat you are workingin those we agree with,and to pray for their success.But the real challenge isto be grateful ...
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Special Invitation
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Join us for the BEST. CHRISTMAS. PAGEANT. EVER.(I'm not kidding. The Annual L'Arche Christmas Pageant is a favourite among those who have attended it in the past. One of my friends says it's where the spirit of Christmas begins for her, and I have to agree. No one leaves without a smile.)Come, an...
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What would you take with you?
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What would you take with you?
Last week I had a good chat with my friend Allie, who used to live in Paradise, California until four weeks ago today. She told me that everything but her fireplace and a trio of white cast iron table and chairs were gone, the patio furniture with not a mark on them! Everything else burned to the...
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December wonderland
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December wonderland
The first weekend of December brought us a lot of lovely, light, fluffy snowfall that left us with plenty of shoveling to do! On my way home from the dentist this morning, I ran around with my camera because I think the snow is simply beautiful. Don't you?
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This week's reflection is brought to youby the old French hymn,Venez, Divin Messie.Because I've discovered that many hymns translated from their original language lose a little bit in translation, I am looking at them with new eyes, and bringing them to prayer this Advent, starting with one that ...
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The Knave of Hearts, Re-moodled...
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The Knave of Hearts, Re-moodled...
I recently rediscovered the fellow to the right as I was cleaning my desk, and decided it was time to revisit my first meeting with him for this Sunday of Christ the King... The Knave of Hearts,he stole my heartand took it clean away.                &n...
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Guest Moodler: A Play
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Guest Moodler: A Play
My dear friend, Cathy, has done it again... used her creative writing to get me thinking about what's really important -- in this case, looking after ourselves at a deeper level by detaching from our egos, something that many of us learn a bit late when, as one of her characters comments, "someth...
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Sunday Reflection: You who wait for us
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Sunday Reflection: You who wait for us
This reflection is brought to you byHebrews 10:11-14.Two thousand years ago,high priests were busy people.Sacrifice after sacrifice after sacrifice.But you,O Christ,offered yourselfin loveonceand for all.No more sacrifices needed.And you have been waiting ever sincefor us to understand,and turn t...
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The thing about Gay-Straight Alliances...
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Borrowed from the GSA page ofMarjorie Stoneman Douglas High School... is not that they are "ideological sexual clubs" (to quote the Justice Centre for Constitution Freedoms). They are not designed to promote queer lifestyles. They are friendship support groups for kids who usually already kn...
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Closing down the greenhouse
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Closing down the greenhouse
It's time. The greenhouse requires a running heater to keep our last few fruiting tomato plants from freezing at nights and on cloudy days, so we've finally closed it down and brought the freeze-ables indoors. And I have to say I kinda like having them in our dining room window. Green foliage on ...
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For the sake of Paradise
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My friend, Allison, posted this picture from outside her home on Facebook yesterday morning with the caption, "Uhhhhh, anyone know about this?"Today I have learned that Allison has most likely lost her home in Paradise, California, to the latest wildfire in that state. And oh, my heart is breakin...
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A re-moodling for US election day
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A re-moodling for US election day
To me, this speaks for itself. I pray that American voters hold love for their most disadvantaged neighbours, friends and family members in their hearts when they vote today.
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Sunday reflection: Living the new covenant with everyone else
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Sunday reflection: Living the new covenant with everyone else
This reflection is brought to you byHebrews 7:23-28.You,O Christ,are our eternal high priestof the new covenant(which is all about God's love)because you continue forever.And I don't thinkyou would mind me sayingthat you aren't the only high priest --other faithsalsohave longstanding high priests...
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Short Story # 25 A Meadowlark and a Killer Whale
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My best friend surprised me a while back by reviving our writer's club for two. It's been a few years since we've set ourselves a writing club task, what with being busy at other things. But Cathy sent me a short story she had written on the topic, "Choose an event from childhood that reflects wh...
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Lucky day at Elk Island National Park
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Lucky day at Elk Island National Park
On Sunday morning, Lee and I had the pleasure of taking a young L'Arche assistant from Germany to Elk Island National Park. We prepared Birte by saying that we've been there a few times when all we've seen were birds... but that's not what happened this time. We had a lovely, if chilly, morning, ...
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