Several weeks ago I won an award for poetry at the annual Word Guild Awards Gala in Toronto. I was not able to attend, so I'm grateful that my buddy Tim Huff was able to accept on my behalf. Tim is the illustrator and co-author with Cheryl Bear on a magnificent...read more
I remember wondering what it would have been like to be a friend of Jesus, to have experienced his vigor, his newness and the wild hope he would have aroused for a long awaited promise to be fulfilled. And then to experience his grim suffering and death, and to have no idea that the astonishing Resurrection life was about to break into history and inaugurate the new creation, eternal and ever-green. The anguish must have been crushing.read more
“…how difficult it is to settle the soul and free it from obsessive distraction (even of good things) so that it may quietly, and consciously breathe the breath of God that is prayer.”
This project is what happens when a master-craftswoman and a Christian contemplative meet in the same person….
“This is the perfect way truly to HEAR the Psalms — with scholarship and music, with mind and heart, with intelligence and emotion, with our whole unified soul!”
How would self-donating love and compassionate hospitality play out against the shoring up borders over which to lob missiles?
“Over the sad century of Canada’s relationship with Shoal Lake 40 First Nation, thuggery has been afoot… “
What we are asking of our Federal Government is for the same level of good faith and commitment that has been shown by the City of Winnipeg and the Province of Manitoba, which is a commitment, in principle, to the completion of Freedom Road….
“We have a huge opportunity in front of us,” said Chief Erwin Redsky reflecting on the symbolic nature of this particular struggle…
“…we all silenced to a hush as Alana’s prairie-cana voice and song captured our hearts and kept us rapt for the rest of her set.”
“Ours is an honourable and indispensable craft, and we need to take it seriously. We need to think deeply, feel deeply and avoid anything that is simplistic and cliché….”
A new song for Easter dawn…