Category Archives: Senior Spirituality

4 Challenges of Parenting Parents with Dementia

This week I was deeply moved by a phone call by a woman asking about resources on the topic of dementia. It’s a close to home but hard to talk about topic. Here are a few of the real challenges … Continue reading

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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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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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Prison Songs

Singing joyfully in prison surprised me almost as much as seeing a smile on this toe. The toe reminds me of a childhood game, “My grandfather’s big fat toe.” We’d sit in a row, usually on our front steps. The … Continue reading

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Habits That Work: My Daily Hallelujah

Even while we bask in some glorious warm weather, we’re getting ready for winter. A work colleague just commented that she was looking forward to the snow, when I’d car-pool with her and we could pick up the good chats … Continue reading

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Catching God’s Rhythm

One of three foci at Faith Forward  was on the rhythm of our spiritual lives. Like  other rhythm, spiritual rhythm is created out of an intentional and regulated blend of sounds, or activities, and pauses.  The spiritual pausing in which … Continue reading

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Getting on with it without getting over it

This spring I got to participate in  Hope Centre Ministries‘ IN conference for caregivers of those who live with disabilities. The IN stood for include, invite, inform,and inspire, and the conference did all of that and more. It was one … Continue reading

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