Peace Within

Peace Within There is a prayer I pray every morning, and often pray with others. It’s actually a Bible verse, a beautiful blessing. “May the peace of God which passes all understanding, guard your hearts…” When I really think about it, peace is beyond my...

Hanging on to Hope

As I write this, storms are again assailing our province in BC, and in the Atlantic provinces as well.  People in ravaged areas are bracing themselves once again for the fury of the storm. There’s been so much tragedy lately, and I wrote about it last week.  We...

A Day a Time in an Uncertain World

A day at a time in an Uncertain World How are you doing? Really? Does it seem like what next? What else can happen? There is anxiety. There is anger. There is exhaustion. There is deep weariness. The covid plague hangs on; for many it feels like we have been living...

A Pacifist Remembers

A Pacifist Remembers Today, November 11 is a day we remember. We say thank you. We are grateful for the freedoms we know in our country. I grew up Mennonite.  Pacifist. But we always acknowledged this day with much gratefulness.  As a young girl, I remember gathering...

A Haiku Reflection

Have  you ever read Haiku, perhaps written some in a school project?  I was thinking about this ancient form of poetry and thought I’d try to write some verses.  There is a discipline to it, 5 syllables in the first line, 7 in the second, and five in the third. I’ve...

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