Tag Archives: God

Ashes to ashes, parent to child.

Ash Wednesday is an ancient holy day in the Christian church calendar. It marks the beginning of the season of Lent, which is traditionally a time of spiritual attentiveness and renewal. We are reminded of our mortality as we confess … Continue reading

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Don’t you hate getting stuck behind slow people?

For as long as I can remember, I have been in a hurry. When I was a kid, my teachers hassled me because my slap-dash writing style was pretty much illegible. I tried the patience of my piano teacher since … Continue reading

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The tree was beautiful before it fell down

On Friday night, all six of us set up our fresh, fragrant Christmas tree in the living room. First, we hung the white lights, and then the ornaments one by one. I reminded the kids that they made the beaded … Continue reading

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My friend St. Joseph

This winter, after we renovated our house, we put it on the market expecting that it would sell quickly. After a week or so, our real estate agent was disappointed. Why hasn’t it sold? we kept asking ourselves. It looked great, … Continue reading

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Everyone loves a parade

As a child, I always wanted to be in the Santa Clause parade. I remember watching the big Toronto parade on television, fascinated with the clowns that seemed to be walking on their hands and the princesses with huge skirts … Continue reading

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Seasons change

For earth’s cycles and season for the rising of spring and the glowing summer for autumn’s fullness and the hidden depths of winter, Thanks be to you, O God. Let me learn from the earth’s cycles of birthing the times and … Continue reading

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Home and garden irreverence

As I’ve said before, gadgets aren’t really my thing. Still, gardeners are always looking for interesting new items for the yard. What’s more, laughter is good for you! I was doing some on-line research for Sunday and visited Ship of Fools. I got … Continue reading

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