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If we make peace one of the by-products of the fight against the novel coronavirus, it will have been more than worth it.   Friends, as difficult as the coronavirus pandemic has been, it has also been an amazing time of solidarity in the one global family. Just months ago, who could have... (more)
COVID-19 is for the birds – well, at least they are enjoying our stay-at-home directives! These feathered friends approach me fearlessly during my walks in Toronto's High Park. I am so tempted to reach out and touch them! My prayer is that we'll continue to welcome wildlife into our human... (more)
Dear friends, I hope you are finding ways to keep your peace during the novel coronavirus crisis. I found myself seeking deeper anchors in my spiritual life to help me weather the storm, and I would love to share them with you.   Who is Jesus, really? Find out in an online Alpha course Curious... (more)
While the whole world is suffering from the novel coronavirus, we are not suffering equally. In the Democratic Republic of the Congo, where health care is limited and the social safety net frayed or non-existent, poverty and famine are feared almost as much as COVID-19. But since the Congo is not... (more)
Hello, dear brothers and sisters in the one global family. Today, I've prepared a #COVIDpeace prescription for you to refresh your soul. If you take this Rx weekly, it will innoculate you against the strains and stresses of the coronavirus. 1) Listen to The Blessing by Pittsburgh churches Have you... (more)
I met Lionel during a writing retreat in the Dominican Republic in 2018. Fighting illness and the homebound isolation of a cold Canadian winter, I decided to finally visit my friends who have been serving as missionaries in the Dominican Republic for a decade. From the home base of their apartment... (more)
This story was shared with my by my friend, Dave Chapman, who has been serving as a missionary in the Dominican Republic with his wife, Sandy, for over ten years. I visited them on a writing retreat in 2018. Read more stories of their adventures on their blog. I have a little story that says more... (more)
Happy Earth Day! Earth day is an annual day of reflection that offers us the opportunity to evaluate where we can celebrate our successes, and where we can challenge ourselves to go further in reducing our impact on the environment. To celebrate Earth Day 2020, I've collected some of the tips and... (more)

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