- People & Places
While I was working on my dissertation, I was also serving in spiritual care, in palliative care, in pediatric trauma. Here I was writing and thinking about these big picture ideas about hope when I was walking with people who were facing endings and facing their own death.
Pat pleaded, “What are you saying?! How long does he have?” The oncologist replied, “With kids I’ve known with this kind of tumour, it is usually a matter of months, though sometimes we can be surprised, and it may be a bit longer.” The devastation in the room was palpable.
Welcome to Labour Day weekend, when, ironically, we celebrate
Every once in a while I happen upon a lightning-bolt
It took me a few years to get it,
At the end of July, the General Council of
Images of Exodus 3:1-15
The church helps heal a grieving family.
Deconstructing General Assembly.
We meet God when all we depend on is out of reach.
Congregations plead to be heard.
Making new growth possible.
Perspectives from the McIntosh siblings.
An unlikely Bible translation and other interesting things.
Responding with thanksgiving.
A lesson from loon parents.
Well, sort of.
Saving women and children.
A mother wrestles meaning and hope from her son’s untimely death.
Surrender control; trust God.
The assembly approved a number of measures to provide
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