the joy in simplicity

“Keep it simple” — Van Morrison Earlier this year, I witnessed a hummingbird as she cozied up in her nest. As I admired her handiwork I realized, yet again, the miracle of life on Earth. The tiny hummingbird was a master crafts person. Her little nest was perfectly formed, gloriously symmetrical and so cozy! I…

Rooted we RISE!

Digging right in… Everywhere I go, I am asked to sign in, sanitize, stick a needle in my arm, regardless of knowing if the contents of this said needle may or may not fu k myself up, the human population and the future children of humanity. Everyone seems to believe in the words from government,…

Can you imagine!

A morning visit to the Art Gallery of Ontario recently and the powerful beauty of the evening sky invoked something ancient and deep within which I would like to share. I attended a ceremony honouring the indigenous children who never returned home from the residential school system they attended; the dead, the surviving and the…

“HELP FROM ABOVE”

Indeed, this little All Nations Series DVD entitled "The Life of Jesus Christ" and "Help from Above" booklet published by World Missionary Press, could only have landed in my hands from "above". To this film, claiming to be the most widely distributed film in history, translated into over 1400 languages and seen by over 3…

Home?

This is a city bus shelter. Every morning I walk the dog. She usually chooses our route. Last week, at least once a day, she took me past this bus shelter where a man was living. The man often held a cigarette and could usually be found sitting hunched over on the bench chatting harmlessly…

Natural Law

Walking through a recently harvested* coniferous woods with my beloved dog, I came upon a very strange and interesting sight. We must have wandered off of the conservation land and onto private property for as we entered a small clearing in the woods, there was a lone tree with two livestock feeder buckets attached to…

The Mind Game

It’s no secret that I love you. I don’t have to like you to love you. Love is acceptance. To love you is to accept you just the way you are without trying to change you. To love myself is to accept myself just the way I am. NOW. I struggle some days, often during…