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Some food for thought
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Some food for thought
Nine days to our daughter's wedding, but this dropped into my inbox today, and I thought I'd share it since it's all about how one family chooses to live simply...
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Co-gardeners with God
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Co-gardeners with God
As I did my daily Tai chi in the back yard this morning, I marveled at beauty. Bees buzzing in flowers, robins singing on high, dew on the grass. I found myself thinking about how, in so many cultures of the world, the history of humanity begins in a garden, where humans and God connect.And I cou...
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Come and join us!!
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Come and join us!!
Here's a very quick moodling... to invite all my readers in the Edmonton area to join me in a whole lot of fun at the L'Arche Backyard Party. Hanging out with L'Arche is a guaranteed good time, and this year, a wonderful way to mark Summer Solstice. Details below. Hope to see you there!
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Taking a break
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Taking a break
Did I mention that our youngest, Jay, is moving to a new apartment any minute?And that our eldest, Christina, is getting married at the end of June?Plus, one of my sisters is having a big birthday; we're taking a dear friend on a tour of the Banff-Jasper Parkway and hosting her farewell party bef...
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Happy Environment Week!
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Happy World Environment Day, in the middle of Environment Week. Here is something really beautiful. Let's do all we can to enjoy our forests and care for our environment...
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Laudato Si Sunday Reflection: How do we receive God's love letter?
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Laudato Si Sunday Reflection: How do we receive God's love letter?
This Sunday reflection is brought to you byEphesians 1:17-23.God of glory,you give us a spirit of wisdom and revelation.You enlighten our hearts.You show usthe hope to which you call us.You bless uswith the abundance of glorious inheritanceour earth has to offer.Your great power is visiblein the ...
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Laudato Si Sunday Reflection: Doing our part
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Laudato Si Sunday Reflection: Doing our part
This week's reflection is brought to you byPsalm 67.Let all of creation praise you,O God,let all of creation praise you.Human beings are too smallto sing your glory sufficiently.I suspect that's why we havebirdsong,ocean storms,mountain meadows,prairie skiesand everything else you have made.Thank...
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Spring beauty
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Spring beauty
It's been two weeks since my last visit to Butchart Gardens with my best friend, and I was always going to post these pictures, but I've been MIG (missing in garden) since I got home. Two weeks ago, not much was happening in my own yard, but now my tulips are in full bloom, as you can see on the ...
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Laudato Si Sunday Reflection: Renewing our world
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Laudato Si Sunday Reflection:  Renewing our world
This Sunday reflection is brought to you byRevelation 21:1-5a.O God,we await your new heaven and new earth.You promise us newness.But maybe the newness we await is already among us.Your home is among usand you already live with us.Butwe can't seem to remember thatfor more than a few minutes at a ...
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A Mother Earth Mother's Day
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A Mother Earth Mother's Day
Moodling online has gone out the window with Spring's arrival. So much to do outdoors, and so little time!But this past Mother's Day weekend, I had nothing but time with my best friend, who lives in Duncan, BC. Instead of presents for our birthdays, we decided to enjoy each others' presence. And ...
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Thank you, Jean
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Thank you, Jean
I find myself quite teary this morning with the news of Jean Vanier's death. Regular followers of these moodlings know that he is a major influence in my life, a big man who had a huge heart for people with and without disabilities. So much so that he started L'Arche over 50 years ago in order to...
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Time for a rerun
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Time for a rerun
What with Easter and all, life was busy, and I missed marking Earth Day in these moodlings of mine. I usually like to post something to remind us all to be gentle with our planet. Today I'm working on a little presentation I'll be giving to the 2019 class of Master Composter Recyclers, and I had ...
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Laudato Si Sunday Reflection: Easter Alleluias
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Laudato Si Sunday Reflection: Easter Alleluias
Today's reflection is brought to you byRevelation 1: 17b - 19.You touch us with your healing handsand say,"Do not be afraid."You are the firstand the last.You live in us and in all that you have made.Your death and resurrectionshow usthat weand all of creationwill dieand rise again.You are alive ...
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Antidotes for a post-election hangover
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Antidotes for a post-election hangover
My post-election hangover isn't because of alcohol -- it's from concern about what our future premier might do to social services, education, and our already struggling environment. His arrival at his election speech in his big blue Dodge Ram pickup truck was a symbolic gesture, I know, but ...
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Laudato Si Sunday Reflection: God is God, and I am not
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Laudato Si Sunday Reflection: God is God, and I am not
Today's reflection is brought to you byPhilippians 2: 6-11.You ARE God.But you don't use your status to your advantage.Instead, you use it for ours.You empty yourself,lower yourself (as servants do),becoming one of us.And then you die on the crossto show us that all our deathslead to resurrection...
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