Unexpected delight – by Rev. Heather McCarrel

There are moments in life when the unexpected happens and we are taken by surprise.  Such moments as a fender bender, spilled coffee, or...

New Perspectives: A Senior Moment – “SHE’S JUST SHY”

Labelling of children starts early. Over the years, I have frequently heard a parent hastily explain a little one’s awkward reticence to speak when...

New Perspectives: A Senior Moment – When compassion replaces judgement

This past week has left me with a very heavy feeling, a sadness which could be linked to a Seasonal-Affective Disorder. “SAD” is a...

New Perspectives: A Senior Moment – “THE EMPTY CHAIR”

Christmas dinner was being served as it always was---at a round, oak pedestal table in the spacious farm kitchen. Grandma and Gramps were beginning...

New Perspectives: A Senior Moment – “JOY TO THE WORLD?”

When I was a boy, “Advent” meant small pieces of chocolate hidden in an elaborate, brightly-coloured cardboard calendar shaped like a house. For the...

Patching Joy Together One Stitch At A Time

JOY arrived in my office last week in a clear heavy plastic bag. With it came a few instructions that were a delight to follow. ...

Patching Joy Together One Stitch At A Time

Joy arrived in my office last week in a clear heavy plastic bag. With it came a few instructions that were a delight to follow. ...

New Perspectives: A Senior Moment – “HERE’S HOPING”

In the Christian calendar, churches around the world are today celebrating the initial Sunday of Advent. It is most fitting that the traditional theme...

New Perspectives: A Senior Moment – ‘Time Will Tell’

These three little words 'Time will Tell' quickly became the big take-away headline from President Trump’s press briefing Friday, in the White House’s tranquil...

New Perspectives: A Senior Moment – “DISUNITED THEY STAND.”

These days, most Canadians hold unfavorable views of the United States. According to a recent survey, only 35% of my fellow citizens have a...