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Archive for May, 2011
The Monday Thought May 30th 2011
Just after Easter, I mentioned the thief’s cry from the next cross “Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom”. His prayer has become my prayer and yet I’ve puzzled over his story.
Had he been in a cell with Jesus? Walked with him to the execution site? Why would a man who’d heard Jesus scream “My God, why have you abandoned me?” ask him for help? More >
The Monday Thought May 24th 2011
Alberta’s forests are raging with wildfires destroying everything in their path. Manitoba’s swollen rivers are threatening families, farms and neighbourhoods. To top it all off we were told God’s insiders were getting a heavenly escape hatch on May 21st. More >
The Monday Thought May 16th 2011
Our friend gently exhaled this thought after telling us how his business had transformed from near disaster to profitability. He faces a difficult family challenge and only wants to love the one who can’t seem to overcome difficulties.
Few of us articulate this thought as clearly and gently as he did that evening, but the strengths that lead to our professional success often don’t translate into building relationships. More >
The Monday Thought May 9th 2011
I experienced the power of this old Jewish blessing this past weekend on retreat with a group of friends. Saturday morning I sat on a rock face overlooking the cottage. I was conscious of the men scattered about the property in silent contemplation of a Gospel story. More >
The Monday Thought May 2nd 2011
“Whatever would you pray for?” was my friend’s laughing response when I told him I wanted to write a prayer for Canada in this week’s thought. We Canadians are heading to the voting booth today and the outcome of the election is anybody’s guess.
Susan and I will vote together and probably cancel each other’s vote with the different choices we make – however she never discloses her choice for national security reasons. More >