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Our neighbors care about us — Guest Post by Richard Bott

Richard Bott, of the Canadian Pacific coast, wrote this to me: Soooo… this came out of my fingers this morning. I don’t think it’s mine to post, but I needed to share it with someone. In constant prayer for you … Continue reading

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For Toronto, for Canada

O Toronto! We mourn your city streets — the broken lives, the silenced words, heartbeats. With saddened hearts we send our prayers, for those who grieve and those who fear both far and near. O Toronto, you stand for so much … Continue reading

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Place in me a star — Epiphany wish.

Richard Bott, remarkable poet and liturgist of British Columbia, wrote this poem for Epiphany last year. I loved it so much that I saved it for this year! Place in me a star, my God, that I might burn brightly … Continue reading

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Celebrating Canadian Thanksgiving

I invited six Canadians I know from the book A Child Laughs: Prayers of Justice and Hope that Maria Mankin and I just finished editing in the spring to share something for Canadian Thanksgiving. Some sent photographs and some sent … Continue reading

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Evening prayer for Lent

Katherine Burgess, of Quebec City, Canada, wrote this prayer in February and I asked to publish it as an evening prayer for Lent. You may want to pray it tonight as we move into Lent or tomorrow evening after Ash … Continue reading

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Some small quiet words by Catherine Smith

Catherine Smith sent this poem to share … what she calls some small quiet words in the wake of the United States presidential election, but appropriate for all situations. She writes, “These are words I posted yesterday on my blog … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving wishes for Canada

Monday, October 10 is Thanksgiving in Canada. Many countries have different dates for the celebration of thanksgiving. Some of these occasions reflect gratitude for the harvest and some for the end of conflict, drought or some other unfortunate situation. Examples … Continue reading

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