Blog: Piece of Mind
January 13th, 2018
Accordion to scientific studies, 90% of people do not realize I replaced the beginning of this sentence with an instrument. Fascinating, don’t you think? Had you noticed, or did you stumble over the ‘accordion’? It is right there, in plain sight.
December 31st, 2017
May these few nuggets of wisdom be food for thought at this time of transition into the new year. Be assured of our prayer for you and your loved ones throughout the coming year.
December 24th, 2017
The closer we are to Christmas, the busier our lives get. Isn’t there something wrong with that picture? Why is it that we are so caught up in frantic activities during these pre-Christmas weeks? Recently I overheard someone say, “Sometimes I think of Christmas only as a holiday. Sometimes I am so caught up in gift buying and giving that I resent the commotion that imposes itself on my schedule.”
December 17th, 2017
Advent is a call to remember those who live on the margins, a call to care for the stranger living in anxiety and despair, to feed those who are hungry. Advent is a call to reach out in compassion, to serve Love in all our actions. Kindness and love are not the responsibility of someone else. As is beautifully depicted by Mary Timko in her blog, loving is up to you and me.
December 10th, 2017
Advent is one of my favourite times of the year. As shadows lengthen and dusk falls earlier every day, I fondly remember dark winter nights in Pennsylvania. I have a variety of fond memories of my time in Reading, PA, my first Advent there being one of them.
December 3rd, 2017
In a world that is increasingly suspicious of the stranger or foreigner, I am always moved by the caring parishioners in my parish, who continue to welcome the many people coming to our doors.
November 18th, 2017
On November 19th, we celebrate the first World Day of the Poor, established by Pope Francis. The following are a few excerpts from the letter by Pope Francis (from the Vatican, June 13, 2017) entitled ‘Let us love, not with words but with deeds’.
October 7th, 2017
This summer, 2017, I had occasion to get my first home visit from Korea. It started off…
September 3rd, 2017
While sitting with your feet up and sipping coffee, the wisdom in your summer reading can sneak up on you and cause you to think about the experience of living.
August 16th, 2017
Since we are still fully immersed in the lazy, hazy days of summer, this story has relevance. One day, when I worked in South Africa…