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All The Last Shall Be First

There will be a new president-elect tomorrow on November 8th 2016. The level of hatred, division, personal, professional and political attacks we have leveled at one another has been almost unprecedented in American history. It’s trickled over into Canadian politics, especially here in Alberta where one woman — the premier — is the target of…

Hurt People Hurt People

Hurt people hurt people, as the saying goes. A wounded person lashes out, does damage, causes harm; casualties are likewise wounded, and cycles begin. Seeds of oppression and violence are sown. What if we framed our lenses to see our aggressors as hurt people? Here is Ann Vriend’s song “Hurt People Hurt People”. Talented musical…

Fire On Pentecost

Mothering Spirit, You fell upon your people as fire 2000 years ago, creating upheaval and new life. Your spark caught flame and ignited an awakening within your children and without. You are fire; you are wind; you are water; and you are earth. Tongues of fire, wind of refreshing, water of baptism, and earth crafted…

Song of Life

It’s another day of hitting the ground running. Making connections, contacts, finding space for a huge shipment of food, hearing horror stories, & making backup plan after backup plan. Lac La Biche has been amazing. During one of the worst crises Alberta has ever seen, the County has facilitated a tremendous relief effort. And who…