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Over mangoes

Mercy Lawluvi’s first days in Canada were met by the famous ice storm. Arriving from Ghana a young woman in 1997, Mercy had never seen first-hand, touched nor felt snow, let alone freezing rain that made moving about a danger … Continue reading

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Traveling stones: a pilgrimage lesson in letting go

In the sixth century Saint Benedict said, “A monk should have death always before his eyes.”[1] ‘Death’ doesn’t need to refer only to our physical demise at the end of life but to any loss experienced in life. There are … Continue reading

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Buen Camino!

When in Sunday School decades ago we played the roles of well-known bible characters, I remember the only thing worse than being a “Judas” was to be a “doubting Thomas”. We wanted to be Abraham, Moses, Kind David, Samson, Queen … Continue reading

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One light in the dark world

The bible doesn’t always help alleviate a low grade angst growing at this time of year. Abduction-type images are splashed on the canvas of our imaginations: “one will be taken, one will be left” (Matthew 24:40-41). The notion of the … Continue reading

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Wise speech is a prayer

My parents, now retired pastors, have been ordained many years in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada and the Polish Lutheran Church. My mother told me that not once in her long years of work did she choose to preach … Continue reading

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Marriage: for the heavy-haul

“For if they fall, one will lift up the other” (Ecclesiastes 4:10) On the journey of life, how well we do depends on with whom we travel. And how well we travel together. I like the name of your business … Continue reading

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Wisps of Wisdom — on sin & forgiveness

How does our perspective on sin and forgiveness relate to the following ‘wisps of wisdom’ on the sometimes heavy topics of sin, judgment — and forgiveness? It’s Lent, after all! Aren’t we supposed to dwell on these matters? At a … Continue reading

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