Monthly Archives: November 2013

Do Not Be Led Astray

So often when life gets tough, it is easy to look elsewhere than to the One who already knows the issue.  The readings are hard today. Malachi warns the evildoers that they will be stubble. The Psalm is a favourite … Continue reading

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Soaring Surprise

When I was out for a walk earlier this afternoon, I heard a vaguely familiar sound. I looked across the river and saw an eagle flying towards a tree. To my utter amazement it joined three other eagles, all of … Continue reading

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Relaxed

I got together with two friends and colleagues tonight. One arrived bundled warmly in a hat, coat and mitts; the other with a light jacket. I smiled. Only here on the prairies do we understand cold. I was so grateful … Continue reading

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Frustration

How do you find God in those moments when frustration and stress overwhelm you? It is easy to sing God’s praises when all is going well and everything is joyful but what about when you struggle to see that God … Continue reading

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Fading Light

The days are shorter now. I find myself waking up and wanting to snuggle into the covers, stay warm and tap the snooze button. I miss the light already. I have started doing a novena to shed some of the … Continue reading

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Remembering

Lest we forget. How many of us took a moment today to remember? As I stood in silence at 11:00 today, I was joined by a fairly large group of people who do not want to forget. I stood thinking … Continue reading

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Lessons Yet to Learn

Maccabees is not an easy reading but somehow seemed appropriate today, the day before Remembrance Day to hear the story of the persecution of the Jewish people for their beliefs. The brothers and the mother stand firm in their faith … Continue reading

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Wondering

I have spent the morning trying to figure out what to do with mixed emotions. I have nothing to do, stranded here in the North, Jerrry McGuire in the background, colleague by my side, trying not to be annoyed by … Continue reading

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Stranded!

The best laid plans get sidetracked by Mother Nature. I am stranded in a northern snow storm. I traveled without books or other things that I needed to do. I am trying to see this delay as a gift. My … Continue reading

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Resiliency of the Human Spirit

Some days the whispers of the Spirit are louder than others. Several of my friends had been talking about Brene Brown and so I bought her book, The Gifts of Imperfection and devoured it. Then I heard she was doing … Continue reading

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