Monthly Archives: November 2014

Hope Waits

One year ends and another begins. Advent has arrived, marking the beginning of a new church year. It can be a hurry up and wait scenario if we let it turn into that. Advent’s arrival brought Christmas music on the … Continue reading

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Rest

I am a do-er. I like to rest but I find it hard sometimes. The past few days I have slept very soundly and have enjoyed that. I cannot say that the “rest” of my day has been restful. I … Continue reading

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Grace Alone

This fall has been the strangest one health-wise in a very long time. I have visited the Emergency room every month since September. I have seen my new family doctor in this brief time more than I saw my former … Continue reading

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Giving My All

The season of giving is about to begin with the season of buying this Friday. I have no doubt that shopping malls will be a mad house. While our neighbours to the south are being grateful for all that they … Continue reading

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Long Live the King

The church year is wrapping up with one last feast day before Advent begins–Christ the King. The Gospel reading is one of my favourites–Matthew 25. As we enter Advent the words echo in my heart, “Lord when did we see … Continue reading

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Talented Few

“It’s just a story,” the priest assured us, smiling widely as he finished the Gospel about throwing the worthless slave into the darkness where weeping and gnashing of teeth are heard. He made me smile tonight. This man has a … Continue reading

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Building Holy Temples

This Feast Day of St. John Lateran is an odd one, in the sense that it is not a person we are honouring here but a building. The dedication of the cathedral of Rome is being remembered this day. This … Continue reading

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