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In case you wanted to watch this year’s National Catholic Mission you can see it below along with a description of “Why giving our death’s away” might just be our final and greatest gift!   Father Henri Nouwen was a Catholic priest, a University professor and one of the best known spiritual writers of the […]

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I had the honour to talk to a spirit-filled gorup of teachers yesterday and promised them I would post a copy of the presentation here at the bog so her it is! Please click on the link below: The 4 Non Negotiables of Faith Sept 2015

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This weekend in my homily I am remembering the story of my friend Gordie and his fight with the demon of shame. Here is a short video that deals with some of his demons and how a few folks, like the “unauthorized” breakaway disciple in the Gospel for this weekend, helped Gordie to a enjoy […]

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I was wandering around the Internet the other day and came upon a story that is supposedly told by one of this past century’s great philosophers- John Lennon of Beatle’s fame. In this short quote, he tells us the most important life lesson his mother ever taught him. “When I was 5 years old, my […]

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A famous Sufi mystic, Rabiya, was searching for something on the street outsider her small hut. The sun was setting and darkness was descending, as few people gathered around her. “What have you lost? What are you searching for? Perhaps we can help,” they said to Rabiya. Rabiya said, “I have lost my needle.” One […]

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What the heck happened to the summer? A few folks may have noticed that I took some time off from the blog in August. I wish I could tell you this was a well planned out hiatus but truth be told I got myself so busy with stuff that I let my blogging slide a […]

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                        Please click here to visit: jdetermination.tumblr.com for more pictures by the photographer.

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How many of you have seen the movie Forrest Gump? Made 20 years ago the movie focused on a man who had a unique quality. He always told the truth. It follows his life from childhood where things were not easy for Forrest because he was different. As a young man, he joins the US […]

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                              Please click here to visit: jdetermination.tumblr.com for more pictures by the photographer.

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It is interesting how the internet connects folks and stories. I found this post in a weekly newsletter I get about happiness and it turns out they reprinted from the Huffington Post who got it from a blog called the Daily Moxie. Anyway, the list below is from a wonderful article written by Jocelyn Kelly.Jocelyn […]

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Catching Up

I have been on a bit of a break for the past week. Well not a break so much as swamped with work, I let slide to the last minute. One of the reasons is that a week ago I made my annual pilgrimage to the Toronto Indy-car race with my son. This marks about […]

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A common questions people have when we talk often times centre around one topic- forgiveness. I have been told that the vast majority of Jesus’ teachings touched on this particular topic. Below is a short introduction to a course that is offered that talks about the three types of forgiveness. It is food for thought […]

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A group of business professionals was gathered for their monthly luncheon. As was their custom once each year, they invited their pastors to join them. After the meal they had scheduled a famous actor to provide some entertainment as people were enjoying coffee and dessert. The actor stood before them dramatically reciting lines from famous […]

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Click here for original post on Bronnie Ware’s Book: Top Regrets of the Dying Click here: Printer Friendly copy of speech to Brebeuf Graduates June 2014 Here is a the text of a speech I recently gave at my Alma mater Brebeuf College School on June 27,2014. It was quite an honour to return after […]

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