Category Archives: Women’s concerns

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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Choosing Brave Over Braced: Living As If My Life Depended on It

An interesting blog post on living with poultry and with danger? Do you live braced or brave? I think I live in between. Choosing Brave Over Braced: Living As If My Life Depended on It.

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The Glories of Living on the Edge

  My FB friends have been posting pictures of spring’s glories for months. I’ve been able to experience some spring in other places as I traveled with my work. ┬áBut now it is finally coming to my home! Is it … Continue reading

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Footwashing? Are you sure?

Feet, with their unique toes, are marvellous and intriguing human appendages. Years ago, I easily identified my fiancee from a group of ‘hidden’ men by identifying him by his toes. When we get to know our babies, we marvel at … Continue reading

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5 Things I learned about Creating Safe Places for Abuse Survivors at Communion

This was the focus of a day long workshop I attended at Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary on Jan 25, 2015. I’ve often thought about the difficulties this amazing ritual has for children and others who are not yet baptized, but … Continue reading

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Open letter to young parents

I follow a number of parenting blogs to stay in touch with parenting issues for those with young children. These bloggers often comment about melt downs in the grocery aisles and other issues related to strong willed children. They lament … Continue reading

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