Monthly Archives: March 2014

Different View

Today was a day of trying to gain a new perspective.  As a church community several dozen of us gathered to discuss a long-range plan for our parish. This was the beginning of a year-long process. Three hours of deep … Continue reading

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Mad as a Catter!

I have a mouse. Apparently my landlord did too but he has a cat. I am allergic to cats and it seems to mice. I am learning a little about them as I posted on Facebook my dilemma. I had … Continue reading

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Prisoner of Gratitude

Last night I attended a volunteer appreciation night for the prison ministry I am involved with. It was the first time in the 12 years that I had gone to such a function. The highlight of the evening was the … Continue reading

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Odd Gifts

Some gifts leave you wondering. I read a post on Facebook about gifts that were not shiny and beautifully wrapped as being the better gifts. These are the presents that break you open to the Presence.  They strip you of … Continue reading

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I Was in Prison

One of my favourite Gospels is Matthew 25. I seek the face of God in all I meet…or at least I try. Sometimes I forget. The stranger, the refugee, the abandoned, and so many others whisper for us to remember. The other night … Continue reading

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Temptations

What is your bling? Your temptation? What distracts you in your desert? In today’s Gospel, Jesus is tempted three times by Satan. His temptation came at the end of fasting for 40 days and nights. The devil begins by a … Continue reading

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Girls Rising

For those of you who know my obsession with purple, you will know that my support of a purple school for the Deaf is no surprise. In 2009, I went to visit Humble Hearts school and met founder Beatrice pictured … Continue reading

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Ashed

  “At an acceptable time I have listened to you…” says the second reading today. We enter Lent, ashes on our forehead as a reminder of our humanity and humble beginnings. We are by the grace of God, children of … Continue reading

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Leaving the Fields

Today’s Gospel, on the eve of Lent beginning tomorrow, is a good reminder of why we give everything up. We leave everything behind –fields, family, friends–for the sake of the gospel. The reward is eternal life. Peter may have been … Continue reading

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Longing to Follow

Most of us Christians long to follow Christ. That makes sense, right? We believe that we want to. We fall short of that many days, and the rich man in today’s Gospel is no exception. You can almost feel his … Continue reading

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