A friend and I were chatting the other day at the park while our boys happily kicked a soccer ball around the field. Lockdown restrictions had just eased and I couldn’t stop smiling, so glad to see our kids finally be able to play together, so happy to be in the company of friends. I tell her how my … [Read more...] about Be Still
The other morning I wake up and open the Mary Oliver book of poems I’ve just borrowed from the library. The first one is titled “I Go Down to the Shore” and it has quickly become a favourite. I read it in the quiet of my bedroom while the boys are still asleep in their rooms… I go down to the … [Read more...] about I Have Work To Do
“Then she turned round and saw Jesus standing there; but she did not know that it was Jesus. ‘Woman why are you crying?’ Jesus asked her. ‘Who is it that you are looking for?’ She thought he was the gardener, so she said to him, ‘If you took him away, sir, tell me where you have put him, and I … [Read more...] about Mary Wept and Remained
I’m at an exercise class recently, trying to work my way into tree pose. I slowly lift my right leg off the floor and align the sole of my foot with my thigh. I wiggle the toes of my standing leg to make sure my weight is on my heel. My hands rest in prayer position at my chest. I’ve never loved … [Read more...] about Meeting God in His Temple
Waiting on the Hope of Christmas This article is part of a series on The Peace Prayer of St. Francis. You can read other entries here: Where There is Hatred, Let Me Sow Love An Instrument of PeaceWhere There is Doubt, Let Me Sow Faith Where There is Darkness, Let Me Sow … [Read more...] about Where There is Despair, Let Me Sow Hope
This article is part of a larger series on The Peace Prayer of St. Francis. You can read other entries here: Where There is Hatred, Let Me Sow Love An Instrument of PeaceWhere There is Doubt, Let Me Sow Faith I have this friend who is extremely active. Every day she’s clocking in a good hour … [Read more...] about Where There is Darkness, Let Me Sow Light.