Tag Archives: gift

The unknown journal of Ebenezer Scrooge

After attending the National Arts Centre (Ottawa) theatre performance of Charles Dickens’ classic tale “A Christmas Carol” last week, I wondered: What if Scrooge kept a daily journal? So, in my journal this week, I wrote this imaginative piece entitled, … Continue reading

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Why? To melt hearts of stone

In a typical Canadian winter at this time of year, salt and light (Matthew 5:13-20), of course, serve a particular purpose. It doesn’t matter how cold it can still get in February, if the sun is shining then the snow … Continue reading

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Rekindle what’s hidden

I am reminded of your sincere faith, a faith that lived first in your grandmother Lois and your mother Eunice and now, I am sure, lives in you. For this reason I remind you to rekindle the gift of God … Continue reading

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The gift of the White-breasted Nuthatch

I walk quickly. In the first hour of walking I can manage 6 kilometres. Pretty impressive, eh? Well, I was zipping through the treed park near our house the other day when I heard birds rustling and chirping in the … Continue reading

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Prayer: “Help”

When I heard this prayer I thought it related well and in a humorous way to how well we follow the ‘rules’ of our faith: “Dear Lord, I am happy to report, so far this day has gone well: I … Continue reading

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The apple of the eye

Guard me as the apple of the eye; Hide me in the shadow of your wings. (Psalm 17:8) Last week’s children’s chat got me thinking even more. I told the story of ‘that mom’ who carried with her everywhere the biggest … Continue reading

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The happiness trap

In our traditional celebration of Thanksgiving this weekend (in Canada), you may be wondering how to feel thankful when things aren’t going well. When unpaid bills start piling up, when a health diagnosis pulls the rug from under your feet, … Continue reading

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