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Monthly Archive for December, 2010

Goodbye 2010

This is a year I will be glad to see leave the stage tonight. I shared earlier in a post ( “5 Words that changed my life “), in April 2010, that we found out my wife had an aggressive form of breast cancer. This of course changed everything. So if you will indulge me, […]

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Are you the type of person who has a problem saying NO to people so you end up doing things you have absolutely no interest in? If so, listen to and learn from Charlotte, who just might be on to something.

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This Sunday is a regular post that will help readers prepare for the coming Sunday’s Liturgy of the Word. There is a link to the Sunday readings, a connection to Fr. Robert Baron’s weekly podcast sermon and a reflection from Fr. Scott Lewis of the Catholic Register & 90 second soundbite on the readings by Franciscan Fr. Greg Friedman. On occasion we will post reflections from fellow wanders, I meet along the road.

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Many of us have enjoyed a wonderful day with family yesterday as we celebrated Christmas together.¬† Some, however may agree with the famous Danish humorist Victor Borge, when he said ” Santa Clause has the right idea. Visit people once a year.” In case your family get together ended with a bit of a feud, […]

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Best wishes for a blessed and holy Christmas. Here is a beautiful telling of the Christmas story set to the words of a song from Amy Grant titled “Breath of Heaven”. I believe the video was produced by the The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.The lyrics of the song are posted below the […]

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On this Christmas Eve, I wondered which of my favorite movies about the season to share on. I decided on A Christmas Carol, the story of Mr. Ebenezer Scrooge written by Charles Dickens in 1843 during the industrial revolution in England. It was a dirty era and the plight of the poor was desperate. This […]

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A Charlie Brown Christmas is a classic to be sure. If you have never experienced Charlie Brown’s Christmas it is well worth it. In the clip below young Linus explains what Christmas is all about to a very disheartened Charlie Brown.

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This was forwarded to me by some friends although I have no idea the original source. All I can add is- well said!

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This Sunday is a regular post that will help readers prepare for the coming Sunday’s Liturgy of the Word. There is a link to the Sunday readings, a connection to Fr. Robert Baron’s weekly podcast sermon and a reflection from Fr. Scott Lewis of the Catholic Register & 90 second soundbite on the readings by Franciscan Fr. Greg Friedman. On occasion we will post reflections from fellow wanders, I meet along the road.

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As we prepare for Christmas,which is now less than a week away,I thought you might enjoy this reflections from Fr. Thomas Rosica from Salt + Light TV and Bishop Peter Hundt, Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Toronto. It is 18 minutes long so you will need to set aside some time to listen to […]

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Among my favorite columnists and commentators is Lord Conrad Black, founder of the National Post and most recently a guest of the United States government in a federal penitentiary in Florida.He is, in my opinion, a brilliant writer and while he was imprisoned offered a number of wise and though provoking columns on the criminal […]

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You have been warned!

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I found this video on a blog called Open Hands which is written by Mark Petersen who is a philanthropist and blogger.Check it out as it has many interesting links and videos that will give you a look into some of the work done by the not-for-profit sector in Canada. I love the last line […]

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A young student asked me a number of really good questions about the bible and the creation theory recently. As homework I asked him to listen to Fr. Robert Barron talk about some of the ways we look at the Jewish scriptures as Christians. As serious and educated people can we honestly take the Book […]

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This Sunday is a regular post that will help readers prepare for the coming Sunday’s Liturgy of the Word. There is a link to the Sunday readings, a connection to Fr. Robert Baron’s weekly podcast sermon and a reflection from Fr. Scott Lewis of the Catholic Register & 90 second soundbite on the readings by Franciscan Fr. Greg Friedman. On occasion we will post reflections from fellow wanders, I meet along the road.

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