Yearly Archives: 2017

I wonder what would happen, if we took him at his word? If we believed him when he said, he would bring peace on earth. I wonder what would happen, if we loved like he requested? If we really showed compassion to the poor, and persecuted. I wonder what would […]

I wonder?

Courage. Kindness. Friendship. Character. These are the qualities that define us as human beings, and propel us, on occasion, to greatness.― R.J. Palacio, Wonder  Wonder is one of those movies that will stay with you for a long time. It’s sweet, sad, and so profound.  The main character, Auggie, has a facial […]

The Wonder of Humanity

Ever since I was a girl, I have always loved heading off on holidays. It often meant getting up early, climbing into the car with blankets and pillows (setting up the mobile bed well before mobile homes), and then driving into the morning light. I had three siblings and sometimes […]

The Wonder Years

Christmas is not a time nor a season, but a state of mind. To cherish peace and goodwill, to be plenteous in mercy, is to have the real spirit of Christmas. Calvin Coolidge This time last year I was sitting on the edge of wonder. But it wasn’t good wonder. […]

wonder-dread or wonder-hope

“The joy of brightening other lives, bearing each others’ burdens, easing others’ loads and supplanting empty hearts and lives with generous gifts becomes for us the magic of the holidays.” W.C Jones Christmas can be lonely especially for those with unmet expectations, so how do we find joy in unlikely […]

Finding Joy In Unlikely Places

There is a day of lament happening in Perth. They are gathering people of faith to respond to the findings of the royal commission into child abuse in institutional settings, to show that we are listening and that we are committed to justice. They are an interdenominational group of lay people […]

Day of Lament