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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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Springtime near the Rockies
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Springtime near the Rockies
Things could get quite interesting for my husband after the provincial election on April 16th, so we decided to get away for a little break beforehand. Lee booked us a weekend for two at the Prairie Creek Inn, and we enjoyed the peace and quiet out near the Rockies.One of the "Charming Inns of Al...
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Laudato Si Sunday reflection: Participating in a new thing
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Laudato Si Sunday reflection: Participating in a new thing
Today's reflection is brought to you byIsaiah 43:16-21.Youwho have saved your peopletime and time again,you tell us,"Do not remember the former things,or consider the things of old.I am about to do a new thing;now it springs forth,do you not perceive it?"You make a way where there was none before...
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Scratching the gardening itch...
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Scratching the gardening itch...
I'm a pretty happy woman these days because of many things growing all around me. Call it garden gratitude.One day back in February, when it was miserably cold, I just couldn't take it any more. I shovelled my way to the greenhouse door, chipped away enough ice that I could actually get it open, ...
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Laudato Si Sunday Reflection: To make all things new
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Laudato Si Sunday Reflection: To make all things new
Today's reflection is brought to you by2 Corinthians 5:17-21.As your family members,when we areone in mind and heartwith you,O God,creation is renewed.You only want us to reconcile ourselves to each otherand to youthrough our oneness of mind and heart,to take up a full-time ministry of being ofon...
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Take Earth Hour deeper...
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Take Earth Hour deeper...
Just a wee reminder to my readers that tomorrow, March 30, from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. is the 12th annual Earth Hour. Earth Hour has been a mostly symbolic action to reduce our impact on the planet by turning off the lights for an hour once a year.But given all the climate change related disasters in ...
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Laudato Si Sunday reflection: Indifference or making a difference?
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Laudato Si Sunday reflection: Indifference or making a difference?
Today's reflection is brought to you byLuke 13: 1-9.We know,O Lord,that the people killed by Cyclone Idai in Mozambique,are not worse sinnersthan we are.We know that those who diedin the floods of Malawi and Zimbabweare not worse offendersthan anyone else on our planet.We shouldn't be indifferent...
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Foggy morning walk
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Foggy morning walk
I was a bit grumpy when my hubby got up much too early for my liking this Saturday (read: sleep-in) morning -- but when I looked out the window and saw the fog, I was ready to go dog walking with my camera in short order. We decided to head to the Gold Bar/Rundle Park area of our city. Shadow was...
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Laudato Si Sunday reflection: Becoming God's glory
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Laudato Si Sunday reflection: Becoming God's glory
This week's reflection is brought to you byPhilippians 3:20 - 4:1.O God,if we really believedthat we are citizens of heaven,would we treat your earth the way we do?If we see your Christ in all that you have made,shouldn't we be sprucing our world upinstead of messing it up?We are partners with yo...
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Coffee with Ralph and Lidia
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Coffee with Ralph and Lidia
I happened to see my dear Italian neighbour, Ralph, on Monday morning, as he was backing his car out of the driveway. When he saw me, his face lit up, he stopped his car, and opened the door to say (as he often does), "I haven't seen you for a longa-time!"Conscious that his car was partly blockin...
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