Archive | February, 2016

What We Read This Week


Each week, we bring you interesting stories from around the web. Here’s what caught our eye this week! SOCIAL Man problems It’s not easy to be male these days. It’s even tougher to talk about it…Read Full Article From UCOBSERVER RELIGION Leading like Lydia Do women plant churches differently than men? Emily Scott, pastor of […]

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Rock, Rope and Faith


By Mark Whittall This post was originally featured on http://www.markwhittall.com. Homily: Yr C Lent 2, Feb 21 2016, St. Albans Readings:  Gen 15:1-12,17-18;Ps 27; Phil 3:17-4:1; Lk 13:31-35 Rock, Rope and Faith.  What are you afraid of?  We all have fears, don’t we?  Fears that wrench at our gut, fears that make us avoid certain […]

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Travelling to the ‘spirit world’


by Carolyn Pogue This posting originally appeared on the United Church Observer’s website at ucobserver.org/pogue_blog/ Is deep Christian meditation any different from a shamanic journey? What’s a United Church woman doing on a shamanic weekend in a yurt? Satisfying her curiosity? Answering her own question about how to re-view the world? Listening for echoes of […]

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What We Read This Week


Each week, we bring you interesting stories from around the web. Here’s what caught our eye this week! ECONOMICS Thinking of early retirement? Is it a smart idea to wrap things up early? The reality is that some couples who decide to do this land up in a cash-crunch…Read Full Article From msn SPIRITUALITY Interlove […]

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Farmer and Dog

What We Read This Week


Each week, we bring you interesting stories from around the web. Here’s what caught our eye this week! SUSTAINABILITY If There Are No New Farmers, Who Will Grow Our Food? Programs across the country are trying to make it easier for new farmers to get started and put down roots. Here’s why: There’s only one […]

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What We Read This Week


Each week, we bring you interesting stories from around the web. Here’s what caught our eye this week! ECONOMICS Looks Like The Cauliflower Price Crisis Is Over Canada’s food-price crunch may not be over yet, but at least cauliflower fans can breathe a sigh of relief.…Read Full Article From Huffington Post Canada CHURCH ‘Everyone is […]

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Grieving the Loss of Our Animal Companion


 by Susan McCaslin “What is this Joy? That no animal falters, but knows what it must do?” from Come into animal presence, Denise Levertov (Poems: 1960-1967) On Dec. 27, 2015 our five-year old mini-Australian shepherd Penny was brutally and instantly killed by a truck before my husband’s and my eyes. The incident was an accident, […]

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Ten Tips To Make Your Life Better


by Donna Sinclair It’s been over three months since the federal election; one month since Christmas. Partisan sniping in Parliament has recommenced and newspaper columnists are inexplicably (to my mind) arguing for a foolish pipeline.  The festivities are over. As W.H. Auden says, we are now  “back in the moderate Aristotelian city… And the kitchen […]

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