Tag Archives: conflict

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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4 poorly known Holy Week days

Last Sunday w as Palm Sunday. Christians know it’s donkeys, palm branches and cloaks well. Soon it will be Maundy Thursday, with the Lord’s Supper and the Arrest of Jesus. We know it well, too. But do we know what … 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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Looking for Peace

Two millenia ago, many people who were longing for peace came to the Jordan River to hear John the Baptist. The longing for peace continues at the Jordan, even as many pray for the peace of Jerusalem, of Syria, of … 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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Family Conflict Prayer

This Feb 7-9 I participated in Canadian Mennonite University’s Worship and Imagination Conference. There were many highlights,and this is the fruit of one of them. I participated in Carol Penner’s workshop, Prayers for Peace, where we learned about writing deep, … Continue reading

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