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No more wannabes


by Carolyn Pogue In our new Canada, we can be our authentic selves This posting originally appeared on the United Church Observer’s website at ucobserver.org/pogue_blog/ . Also, check out “Sorry: Why Our Church Apologized” at Wood Lake Book Publishing In The Inconvenient Indian: A Curious Account of Native People in North America, Thomas King begins […]

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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/ Lent means always walking up that awful hill. The road to Golgotha can be so long, tedious, difficult. And at the top? Crucifixion. And then the grave. Lights out. Despite that, therein lies the beauty of our story. It’s about […]

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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! 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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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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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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We Are Not Alone


by Donna Sinclair There was a time when all my mittens were stiff with candle wax. It was almost a secret signal, a way to discern other protesters. If you hold a vigil for peace outside the office of your Member of Parliament, you are going to drip candle wax on your mitts and down […]

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Mansion in black and white

Modesty – Fashion and a Way of Living


by Patty Berube I’ve been contemplating for a while about modesty. A lot of people think about modesty in terms of fashion. I really don’t like some of the current fashion where t-shirts and dresses aren’t in style unless you can see cleavage. But then again I wore mini-skirts and hot pants (oops, my age […]

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Generous giving at food bank

Generosity – More than Sending Money


by Patty Berube I recently saw a very good commercial from a Thai insurance company entitled “Unsung Hero.” It features a man who, every day, helps a cart vendor move her cart over a curb, hangs a bunch of bananas on an elderly lady’s doorknob, moves a dried out plant under a stream of water […]

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