One of the things my husband and I love to do together is go to the beach. It doesn't matter what season, we enjoy being near the water. There is something about being near the ocean that is calming for us. Listening to the methodical lapping of the gentle waves, or the pounding and crashing of … [Read more...] about And It Became Calm
What is true wellness? I think it varies from person to person. Personal stories, unique experiences, temperaments and personalities all meld together to create your unique story, what wellness looks like for you. Here’s a little bit of my story. Maybe you can relate. I was (and still am) very … [Read more...] about Kelly, 38, Pastor
When I was a little girl, my family would drive every other summer from our home in Nova Scotia to visit family in the United States. One of my favourite parts of the 3 ½ day trip was when we reached the Pennsylvania turnpike tunnels – a series of long tunnels on the highway that traveled through … [Read more...] about Janel, 41, Pastor
As someone who works in healthcare, I have a firm grasp on the importance of physical wellness: being active, eating nutritious foods, and taking time for activities that support mental health so I can feel good now and in the years ahead. Spiritual wellness is newer to me. To me, being spiritually … [Read more...] about Johanna, 41, Dietitian
I was on my way to preschool drop-off recently, listening to a podcast as I usually do to make the 20 minute drive more enjoyable, when I heard the host ask her guest this question: “What do you have peace about?” I’ve been mulling it over ever since. Usually we ask each other about things … [Read more...] about Where is Your Peace?
I didn’t grow up in a liturgical church tradition and don’t remember our church making a huge deal out of Advent. I do remember lighting candles every week for the four weeks leading up to Christmas, and a short reading each week. It was more of an addition to what felt like an already full order of … [Read more...] about On Advent and Waiting and Hope