“Joy is an inherent inner aliveness.” – Richard Rohr Joy is one of those tricky things to grasp in our complicated world. I often struggle with what joy looks like when all around there is pain, suffering, oppression, wrongful evictions, unsafe working conditions, and the list goes on. So when I came across Richard Rohr’s thoughts on joy, …

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Finding Hope in Disparity

On my way to work, I often pass a woman that has set up residence in between a few different bus shelters. What really struck me the last time I saw her, was the advertisement she was sitting under. A real-estate company was advertising their new app which lets you message the details of your dream …

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We The North!

This weekend had a lot of things to celebrate. Yesterday was Pentecost Sunday, where the Church celebrates the gift of the Holy Spirit. This is essentially the birthday of the Church, as it was the catalyst for its mission to begin. What does this couple thousand-year-old religious event have to do with us today? Pentecost …

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Born With It

“There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.” – Galatians 3:28 Dignity is not the same as respect. Dignity is something we are born with, it is our inherent value and worth. That is why the themes for May …

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Dignity At Our Core

In the new year, The Salvation Army Canada updated their core values. They scaled down from 10 values, to 4 so that we could better remember and understand what we all strive to work within. Dignity is one of the current 4 core values. This reminds us that at our core as an organization, we …

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Happy Easter!

Easter represents such a clear image of a servant king – Jesus life laid down for the whole world. Today we are thankful for that sacrificial love. Let us live like this is true in our lives, let us be the same example with humility and servanthood in all we do as we strive to …

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