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A little ecumenical prayer during this week of Laudato Si
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A little ecumenical prayer during this week of Laudato Si
I'm in the thick of planting time, so online moodling isn't exactly a priority right now. But I'm still moodling (musing and doodling) about life each day, just not at my computer keyboard. These gorgeous spring days that exhibit the Creator's immeasurable creativity offer an immense collection o...
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What's going on in the front yard...
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What's going on in the front yard...
How I love spring, and seeing things grow! I'm always amazed how one day, there's a little green plant, and the next, the same plant suddenly offers a little flower! Or at least, that's how it seems. On this May 8th, there are blue scilla, purple violas, little yellow anemones, and a few assorted...
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A L'Arche Quarantune
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A L'Arche Quarantune
I love this version of Coco Love Alcorn's song!Looking forward to the day that I can reconnect with my L'Arche friends!https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t_pARR9_QDE
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A full greenhouse
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A full greenhouse
Here's what my greenhouse looks like on this rainy Monday afternoon. I've run out of space to plant anything else indoors, so I'm glad that it will soon be time to move all these plants outside...Once again, I have more tomato plants than I can grow.Want some?Dahlias are up in the pots against th...
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Sunday reflection: Walking with the Good Shepherd
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Sunday reflection: Walking with the Good Shepherd
Today's reflection is brought to you byPsalm 23.You are my guide,my protector,my provider.You offer me green fields after long winters,trickling waters after frozen expanses,and blue skies after endless grey.You restore me completely.You show me the path of lifesimply because you are life.When th...
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Taken any Chalk Walks lately?
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Taken any Chalk Walks lately?
One of the things I have loved about this covid time is that suddenly, there are children in our neighbourhood. I mean, there have always been children, but now, because they aren't at school all day long and their parents aren't trucking them off to numerous extracurricular activities in the eve...
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Taizé Tuesday: Behüte mich, Gott
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Taizé Tuesday: Behüte mich, Gott
I'm finding it challenging to remember these Simple Moodlings these days. The weather has turned for the better since my last Taizé Tuesday post, so I'm outside more than indoors, and only at my computer for my daily prayer with the Brothers each afternoon or evening.Their lovely evening prayer c...
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Simple Suggestion #282... Make every day Earth Day
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Simple Suggestion #282... Make every day Earth Day
Yesterday was a strange Earth Day, to be sure. I wonder what might have happened if there was no corona virus keeping us all apart. Marches and rallies? Earth Day parties and concerts? Pollution as per usual?In an effort to mark it in some way, two days before the event, I went out and decorated ...
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Sunday Reflection: Resurrection projects
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Today's reflection is brought to you by1 Peter 1:3-9.Blessed are you,O God!You give us new lifethrough our Christ,who showed usthat really livingis only possibleafter we risefrom our own strugglesand deaths.In this unusual time,perhaps we are being testedby fire:called to listento our leaders,to ...
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A very different Good Friday
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Because of the coronavirus, we have just come through the most unusual Lent I can remember -- a time when not only Christians, but people of all faiths have been asked to give up many things. And now we have reached the Triduum, the three holy days marking the passion, death and resurrection of J...
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Taizé Tuesday: Heureux qui s'abandonne à toi
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Taizé Tuesday: Heureux qui s'abandonne à toi
As anyone who has been reading these moodlings for a few years knows, I find a lot of comfort and joy in the music of Taizé, that small ecumenical monastic community of brothers who welcome people from all over the world to pray with them on a beautiful hillside in France.They are still praying, ...
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Sunday Reflection: Palm Sunday 2020
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Sunday Reflection: Palm Sunday 2020
Mass with our Canadian palm branchesToday's reflection is brought to you by Philippians 2:6-11.Jesus,God,you show us what true humility is.Youof all people,could have been a big shot,but you chose to livean ordinary lifewith extraordinary love for all.You emptied yourselfof all egoand showed usho...
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Creative connections
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Creative connections
It's still early in this time of Covid-19, and things will get worse before they get better. But I have to say that, so far, I'm really impressed with the many creative ways that people are coping with this crisis. Besides being invited to socially-distanced walks with neighbours, I've been on th...
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Sunday reflection: From non-necessities to needful things
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This Sunday reflection is brought to you byEzekiel 37:12-14.You open our graves,O God,though we don't realizethe many ways we have died.You bring us up from our graves,and we begin to seehow we have exiled ourselvesfrom the good you wantfor us.Suddenlywe begin to understandhow we have chosenother...
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Letting go of fear, choosing change
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Letting go of fear, choosing change
If you're not living with a sense of unease in these days of the corona virus, I suspect you're more the exception than the rule. I'm getting tired of the word "unprecedented" and all the other words like it. While it's true that our current generations have never been though anything like this p...
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