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Pandemics Do End

Pandemics Do End
Created on Thursday, May 27
Is the end really in sight? Government announcements this week seem to be indicating that we are coming to an end, well sort of. It continues to be a moving finish line – with percentage of people vaccinated playing a part (please get your vaccine, if you are ...

Pandemics are Exhausting

Pandemics are Exhausting
Created on Tuesday, May 18
We began a sprint in March of 2020 only to discover that we were actually entered into a marathon, that has gone on and on. This marathon doesn’t have a set finish line. The end point keeps moving. We are told that it is just ahead or that there will be a ...

Pandemics are Liberating

Pandemics are Liberating
Created on Thursday, May 13
When I consider the pandemic as liberating, I’ve come up with four examples.   The first example: the pandemic is liberating because, it slows us down and I would suggest that’s a good thing. Of course, life is different for everyone and the dose of ...

Pandemics are Inconvenient

Pandemics are Inconvenient
Created on Tuesday, May 11
Pandemics are darn inconvenient. Of course, there is no convenient time for a pandemic.  As with other unwanted situations in life (illness, death of a loved one, flood, fires, etc.), pandemics don’t happen when we are prepared to take an 18 – 24 month ...

Pandemics are Hard on Mental Health

Pandemics are Hard on Mental Health
Created on Thursday, May 6
It is hard on our mental health to live through a pandemic. We are bombarded with alarming information, isolated in our homes, kept away from family and friends and unable to take part in many activities that bring joy to our lives. Many of the things that ...

Pandemics are NOT Scams!

Pandemics are NOT Scams!
Created on Tuesday, May 4
Pandemics are NOT scams.  Let me say that again: Pandemics are NOT scams.   Every time I hear someone declare that this pandemic is a scam and that masks, lock-downs and physical distancing don’t make a difference, I am incredulous.    First ...

Pandemics are Opportunities

Pandemics are Opportunities
Created on Wednesday, April 28
I want to begin by acknowledging the grief, the pain, the loss of jobs and income, and the loneliness that have been caused by this pandemic. There are many in this world for whom COVID-19 has brought disaster and death. So, you might ask, how can a pandemic ...

Pandemics are Alarming

Pandemics are Alarming
Created on Tuesday, April 27
Can’t remember what you just read? Feeling like you just need a drink to steady the nerves? Sleeping in more than usual? Experiencing anxiety? Just walked from the living room to the kitchen but can’t remember why? Sometimes you feel a sense of dread or that ...

Pandemics are Frustrating

Pandemics are Frustrating
Created on Wednesday, April 21
Feeling a little “edgy”?  Maybe a tad more irritated than usual?  Perhaps a wee bit “short” with your spouse? Or, not so patient with the kids?  Do little things seem to tick you off?  Do you notice, how shall we say this, more f-bombs in ...

Pandemics are Boring

Pandemics are Boring
Created on Monday, April 19
We’ve been doing this for 13 months now – limiting our lives and our social contacts, physically distancing and learning to wear masks. It’s boring.   Most activities that bring joy and fun to our lives are not allowed or have been severely adapted. We ...

 

 


Check Out the Solar Panels
Created On Tuesday, 31 August 2021
on the roof of High River United Church. You can monitor the energy used and saved at the...
A Prayer for a World in Pandemic
Created On Wednesday, 21 July 2021
A Prayer for a World in Pandemic Loving and caring God, we have done everything we’ve been told:...
What Does It Mean When We Say God Protects?
Created On Monday, 12 July 2021
Live without fear: your Creator has made you holy, has always protected you, and loves you as a...
In This Strange, Overwhelming, Almost-There Time
Created On Wednesday, 23 June 2021
Be joyful though you have considered all the facts. Wendell Berry What a strange, challenging,...

 

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