Praying Together

Written by Trudy McIntosh. Most of us, at some point along our spiritual journey, have encountered that special knot in our stomachs when we are invited to pray out loud in a group. It may be only three or four others, but it feels like it could be a hundred.…

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Lectio Divina

Lectio Divina is a traditional practice of scriptural reading, meditation and prayer intended to promote communion with God and to increase the knowledge of God’s Word. It does not treat Scripture as texts to be studied, but as the Living Word. On the weekend of February 21, we went through…

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Peace in the Waiting

This week we light the fourth of the five candles, as we wait for the birth of Christ. The candle we are lighting represents peace. As we see this glowing light, let’s continue to sit with the question, “What are you waiting for?” While we wait, can we have peace…

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Joy

This week we light our third candle of the five in the Advent wreath. This candle is a different colour as you may have noticed. It’s pink! It is the joy candle! Sometimes we think that joyful people are people who are happy all the time. Isn’t that what joy…

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Love Who Is A Person

Love – the very word speaks of relationship. It expresses itself in thoughts and feelings of a strong attachment and affection for a person. Maybe that is part of what you have experienced when you love someone. In the waiting, we think of Love – Love who is a person.…

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What Are You Waiting For?

We spend so much time this season preparing… preparing for December 25. There are gifts to buy and cards to send. Food to shop for and prepare. There are parties to attend. Friends to visit with and queues to stand waiting in! Sometimes we ask ourselves, what am I waiting…

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Operation Christmas Child

It’s Christmas Time! Well not exactly but Operation Christmas Child is underway. Tracey Beni has provided us with shoeboxes and the resources to give. Pick up your shoeboxes this weekend and return no later then Saturday, November 22 WITH $7 for shipping.

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Give Thanks

Did you know that in the early 1500’s there were 95 sanctioned religious holidays that the people of England were required to observe each year. Along with Sunday, the official day of rest, the average person observed some type of religious feast or celebration 147 times each year. As an…

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Hardhatless Head

It’s not too often you can say you almost died. It’s not too often you want to say you almost died, but last week I think I did. While working at home on some renovations of my own, I was kneeling at the floor, working on removing a cinder block…

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The Perfect Vacation

This past week I was reminded of a family vacation we had a several years ago to the east coast. This was possibly the last vacation our entire family would be taking together with just us. Soon the kids would be away at school, have jobs and girlfriends and wives,…

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