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Observing Stars

Stars come in all shapes and sizes. How many of us have a memory of sitting around a campfire and looking up to see millions of stars that we would never see in the city?  I am transfixed often at … Continue reading

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Sharing Our Humanity

During the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius, retreatants spend some time contemplating on the birth of Jesus.  Directors often encourage them to pick the Divine Infant and hold the new-born King.  Often it is Mary who gently offers the Child. … Continue reading

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Be a Blessing

I have had a busy week or so–filled with funerals, retirements, graduations, a reunion of sorts, and a milestone birthday party. I sort of got extroverted out.  On Sunday I crawled into bed and slept for hours.  I am now … Continue reading

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Between Two Goods

We are not in Kansas anymore, Toto, I thought as we soared over the magical, red-soiled landscape and the ocean.  I felt myself relax a bit. The decision to come was not an easy one. Choosing between two goods has … Continue reading

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Faithful to the Lord

Ah, Lydia, dealer of purple cloth, you desired to be judged faithful to God.  We share two loves obviously–God and the colour purple.  I love that the colour purple has so much personality and a variety of hues to it.  … Continue reading

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Obedient to the Point

What is your tipping point for following Christ, for declaring your faith, for laying down your will?  We all have them.  When life’s challenges arise is when those boundaries become clear.  Do we only sing Hosannas when all is well … Continue reading

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Angels Without Answers

The Feast of the Annunciation of the Lord is today, a day commemorating the Incarnation of the Word.  The celebration is for both Christ and Mary–without Mary’s yes, we might still be awaiting the Saviour. I was on retreat with … Continue reading

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