Category Archives: Faith

Spirit

A few weeks ago Marc and I somehow ended up having a completely free night. We spent the night watching two movies! One of the movies was Awakenings, which is a quality movie and should be watched if you’ve never seen it. In the middle of the movie after seeing many moments where the audience […]

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“I was glad when they said to me…”

“… we’re leaving the house of the Lord.” I know.  It’s horrible. And it’s the exact opposite of what Psalm 122 says. BUT. That is exactly what was in my head when we left church this morning. It’s not like it was even the worst morning at church I’ve ever had. Not at all, in […]

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Another Perspective

A few days ago Marc found a Word Cloud of the Bible via Scot McKnight. We both really liked it,  and I’ve been thinking about it off and on since then. Last night before bed (because, without fail, I am inspired to write a post as soon as I’m done brushing my teeth at night), […]

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Death, Taxes, and Red Convertibles

Tonight the whole family was hanging out in our bedroom, reading books, talking, Marc had A Prairie Home Companion going on the laptop. During the middle of it all Luke brought up the subject of dying. I was going to say, ” I don’t remember how it came up”, but then I remembered that we […]

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The Valley: Hurt & Hope

(Listen to “The Valley” while you’re reading.) When I drove into the city the other day, I listened (and sang along) to one of my favourite albums ever: KD Lang’s Hymns of the 49th Parallel. The whole album is a beautiful, bittersweet experience. But the song “The Valley” (written by the wonderful Jane Siberry) has […]

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A Womb

All day I pray to be a womb for God. On the way through the early blue light to the dentist, I whisper it to Father, “A womb, Lord. Come dwell in me.” When we come home from the appointment to crusty bowls still on the table and the entrails of scarves and mittens and […]

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Remembering 5: Final Thoughts

(For this final post, please play this song and listen to it while you read.) Abide with me; fast falls the eventide; the darkness deepens; Lord, with me abide. When other helpers fail and comforts flee, Help of the helpless, O abide with me. The last time my Grandpa saw my sister-in-law, as they were […]

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Accepting Faults

I used to have a really hard time accepting other people’s faults. One of two things would happen: I would be upset and personally hurt by their failings if they somehow affected me. Or I would judge the person because “they weren’t perfect” and would think all sorts of negative thoughts, “Seriously?! What’s wrong with […]

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Here’s what it is.

If you’ve noticed a change in my tone and focus and viewpoint since we moved to Manitoba, you would be very right. Here’s what it is: You know how you spend all of your life imagining what life will be like? When you’re a kid you imagine what you will “be” when you grow up […]

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I can’t be around forever.

In this post, I talked about driving back to Prince Albert late in the evening, arriving home from our vacation, and having to face the fact that my grandpa was dying in this city and that within weeks that city would no longer be our home. I’m not going to lie. I spent the last […]

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