What’s Stopping You?

2016 WOW! What a year! It was full of emotions, both high and low, sad and exciting, love and anger, but I survived it. My daughter came to us over Skype one day and told us that she wanted to study abroad in...

Accepting Grace, Forgiving Me

I hit my dog once. I hit the poor, little, Benji-type creature so hard that he actually cowered away from me. It wasn’t that I didn’t love him; I thought he was the sweetest little thing in the world, and he...

Pascha Of Beauty

Many years ago, I was a convert of the Eastern Orthodox Church and my favourite time of the year was the Lenten/Paschal season. It is a powerful and beautiful time to remember and honour the life of Christ;...

A New Year Is Nothing To Fear

I’m not angry. I’m not filled with hatred. I am filled to the brim with a sadness that I have not felt in a very long time. Election Night and the days after have left me feeling empty, lost and fearful. Let...

Lost And Found Faith

As a child, I had perfect faith; that unquestioning, never-doubting love and trust. It was the innocence of a perfect world wrapped in God’s warm hug. Light was everywhere to be my guide. Sure, sometimes...

The Road From Judgement To Freedom

There is no harmony between spirituality and religion. And the juxtaposition of clergy and scientists creates cognitive dissonance at its finest. But since the beginning of time, the meaning of life has been a thought...

Finding My Way

I’ve never been one to set resolutions or to even say, “New Year, New Me” on a Facebook post. I’m not against anyone wanting to reinvent themselves and setting goals at the beginning of the year...

From Out Of The Ashes

“To everything there is a season, a time for every purpose under heaven;” Ecclesiastes 3:1 (NKJV) There have been few moments in my life where I could feel my world change. Often, when I thought it should feel that way...

Is It Foolish To Pray?

Some people might say that it is foolish to pray because they are uncertain that there is a God while others pray, but ask for imprudent treasures or for outcomes of irrational requests. So, is it foolish to pray? A...