Hope When God Seems Silent

Today is Canadian Thanksgiving, and one of the things I'm grateful for is the way God meets me in the words of others. For the first time, I've half-read the…

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A Valentine’s Day Prayer

Jesus, on this day when the world celebrates (or grieves, or longs for) love, my heart turns to you. As I look back on the decades we’ve lived together, I…

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What is Lent really about?

In just two days, on Ash Wednesday, we’ll begin another Lenten journey with Jesus to the cross. Heading into Lent always feels somber to me, and this year there’s an…

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A Lenten Prayer

Jesus, as we continue to walk toward the cross with you, I remember again St. Anselm who wrote a theology text and then rewrote the whole thing as prayer; it…

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The love and lightness of Lent

Here in this corner of the world, while the forecast last night still called for snow, the crocuses and snowdrops are pushing their way up through the soggy soil, the…

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Lent is about love

The days keep rolling and here we are about to begin another Lenten season. On Wednesday, if I have the energy, I’ll join with others making the pilgrimage to the…

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A prayer as we enter Lent

Two days from now I'll be reading and singing and praying with my brothers and sisters, then lining up with them, slowly moving toward the front of the sanctuary where…

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