Of Trees and Memories

Of Trees and Memories

A Prayer Bench Guest Post By Rosemary Ingraham, Arrowwood Alberta   This sunny Sunday afternoon, I’m sitting on my deck, under the canopy of my mountain ash tree, while being serenaded by any number of songbirds. When my husband and I were married, 49 years ago today,...
Summer Soul 2017

Summer Soul 2017

Welcome to Summer Soul 2017 Thank you for registering for Summer Soul. It is a package so full of resources to inspire and nurture your soul in summer that it overflowed. Below are the extras! I hope you enjoy the package and the extras here. Please “Leave a...
Contemplative Moments

Contemplative Moments

Set of 40 Contemplative Moments These contemplative moment cards invite us to pay attention, be grateful, and aware of the gifts of this moment.  All we have is this moment. In this exact moment, something of our life is here to be lived, noticed, or engaged. Each...
I Remember the Laughter

I Remember the Laughter

It was on an Easter Sunday, 1972 I believe and Grant United Church, my home church, the little church by the Lake, saw a rather large confirmation class lined up along the front of the church. There were four of us. We had memorized the shorter catechism — and knew a...
Such Great Hope is Spring

Such Great Hope is Spring

Guest Post by Linda Atkinson Linda Atkinson lives in Hardwood Lands, Nova Scotia. From her home there, and influenced by her years as a camping enthusiast and recreation professional, she enjoys observing and playing in the natural world. Late last spring, from my...
Read to Pieces

Read to Pieces

Here is a story that touched my heart. It’s about a Family Bible. You know the one. It was passed down through the ages and every generation added the family births, weddings and deaths. This Family Bible was read to pieces. Literally. The pages were loose,...
Ash Wednesday 2017

Ash Wednesday 2017

Ash Wednesday brings us back to Earth. What are these ashes? Perhaps they are last Easter’s palm hosanna’s waved in joy, now presented to the fire. Once full of life, now grey-shadowed dust transformed, and lying in a waiting bowl. Ash Wednesday brings us back to...
Prayer Settling Jars

Prayer Settling Jars

Anne Pirie makes beautiful Prayer Settling Jars. They are lovely to look at, beautiful to hold, and an inviting way to settle into retreat time. In this Skype conversation, Anne Shares how she uses Prayer Settling Jars in her own life and with the children in her...
Book Review: Terrifying Freedom

Book Review: Terrifying Freedom

I might not have chosen this book, Terrifying Freedom by Linda Anne Smith except I noticed the author was Canadian. There were a few worrying moments in the first part when I wondered if I was reading “just another love story.” It is.  Yet a bigger Love...