Monthly Archives: April 2016

Joyful Tears

Since returning from Spain I have had some medical tests. Yesterday I met with the oncologist-in-training to discuss the results.  I did not know which way the appointment would go. I have been feeling fairly well since my return, albeit … Continue reading

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Rooted in the Land

The land always holds a piece of my soul. I am the daughter of a farm boy whose garden in the city infuses life into his old blood. Every fall, he says he will not plant again the next year. … Continue reading

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Bearing Fruit

John has a hard lesson of bearing fruit. As disciples we must bear much fruit or God might remove the branch that does not blossom. Jesus also reminds us to abide in Him because a branch cannot bear fruit unless … Continue reading

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You Never Know

Some people have said to me in my illness that you never know–you could get hit by a bus and die before the cancer takes you. I am never really quite sure how that is supposed to be comforting. Most … Continue reading

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What Message?

I came across a message from an Aboriginal MP who is in my riding who says he plans to vote against his party’s proposed bill to legalize physician-assisted death. As I read the article, I heard a resounding Exactly!! in … Continue reading

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The Value of a Life

  I think of her sometimes. She was a young woman who had been hit by a drunk driver. Her life changed drastically then.  She was left without the ability to walk or talk.  We were about the same age … Continue reading

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End of Life Issues

The archdiocese I live in is hosting an end-of-life series over the next couple of weeks. I missed the first one and will not be able to make the third one but I did attend last night’s session. The priest … Continue reading

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