Even now, 29 years after my first visit to the island, many people shake their heads in disbelief and say, “I didn’t know churches existed in Cuba. Weren’t they were stamped out after Fidel Castro’s revolution?”
For nearly a month, from the middle of June to mid-July, most of the world took time off from life’s usual challenges and enjoyed the best of the “beautiful game” as the World Cup unfolded in Brazil.
Reflection, debate and curiosity have always surrounded miracles. By definition, miracles are mysterious. They resist air-tight definition.
I want you to know that in the last 20 years there’s been a revival in the church and among the people of God. A resurgence of God’s Word among the Cuban people has worked like the resurrection of the Lord, which I bear witness to with these stories.
New flood statistics recently provided by the Alberta government make it clear how much hard work has gone into rebuilding and recovery over the past year, but also how much work remains — particularly in flood prevention and planned flood mitigation projects.
In extreme cases, social isolation can also be deadly. A 2010 review of studies of social isolation concluded that social isolation is as strong a factor in early death as alcohol consumption and smoking less than 15 cigarettes a day.
The Bruce Trail, Canada’s oldest footpath, stretching from Queenston to Tobermory, is almost 900 km long.
As I grow steadily older, there are matters I’d like to deal with before I may not have a chance. I don’t know how much time I’ve got left! By the same token, there are not many people who do leave this world with all things in order. Often things that could have been done remain undone, and worse, things that should have been said, unsaid.
As stated by the Schizophrenia Society of Ontario, some of the myths associated with this specific disorder include the belief that the person diagnosed with schizophrenia is violent, lazy or irresponsible, morally weak, and untreatable. This couldn’t be further from the truth in the experiences of the late Robert Vander Plaats, an artist whose works were featured at the recent Hearts and Tears Exhibit in Hamilton, Ontario.
Desmond Tutu is certainly no stranger to the pursuit of justice. Best known for his part in the anti-apartheid struggle in his native South Africa, Tutu referred to climate change as “the moral struggle that will define this time.”
Events commemorating the 70th anniversary of D-Day in Ouistreham, France in early June had one unwelcome guest: distrust.
The Eternal Bridegroom whispers to me in a voice that old and young brides learn to hear, and which, upon hearing, makes the light of the prayer parlor suffuse that space – both the room and me.