Category Archives: Lament

Truth and Reconciliation with the Grandmothers

Photos: Stick Ceremony and Elkhorn Residential School (closed, 1949) Yesterday was a historic day for Canada. After six years of careful listening and recording of the stories of survivors of Canada’s Indian Residential Schools (the last of which closed in … Continue reading

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Practices for the Second Week of Lent

An inviting, meditative activity from Joanna Harader: Practices for the Second Week of Lent.

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5 ways of “Opening our eyes to God’s imagination”

This week’s texts feature the faith of Abraham and Sarah. What was it about their faith journey of Abraham and Sarah that gave them faith to believe such a preposterous promise as becoming becoming father and mother of God’s people … Continue reading

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A light to the nations

Here’s a reblog from the MCC Ottawa office, edited by one member of my congregation and written by another, who is serving MCC in the troubled Middle East.  May reading it help you be a light in whatever circumstance you … Continue reading

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In Memoriam

This Sunday brings us to the end of the church year. We will light candles in memory of loved ones who have died. We will acknowledge that their memories still shape and bless us. Like this dead old tree which … Continue reading

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Sharing about Family Conflict

Over the short life span of my blog, I’ve noticed sustained interest in a prayer  about family conflict. This may be because family conflict often glares in our eyes like the sun, and yet we have trouble naming it and … Continue reading

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Writing our Lives into God’s Challenging Script

Last week’s post held elements of lament and uncertainty that characterize much of the Western church’s current context. Other questions live on the underside of those uncertainties about naming God in the scripts of our lives. One of those questions … Continue reading

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