After a fairly long hiatus, I am thankful to be back to writing for (the) Mission Matters. For those of you who do not know me, I was the Founder and Director of Gateway before I transitioned to the Mission Strategist when we became Toronto Housing & Homeless Supports. This newsletter has been called (the) Mission Matters for […]
I hope most of you were able to join in last week for some of the THHS Self Care week activities and the Staff Appreciation Party on Friday. It was truly a great week. It also fit so well with our monthly theme of peace. Caring for ourselves and finding internal peace can help us to
September has arrived which means our Missional Focus for this month is prayer! Why is it that we have such a difficult time in appropriating the privilege of prayer? You cannot read the Gospels without noticing how important prayer was to Jesus. As you read the words of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John, you become
The summer seems to be flying by faster (and hotter) than ever. I don’t know about you, but I really feel like the missional themes for August, patience gentleness and grace, are exactly what I need to be reminded of right now! I find it’s the little things that start to pile up which make me impatient.
Now that we are through the Thanksgiving holiday season, we can more easily focus on our other 2 missional themes of October; appreciation and celebration. In a recent email from our divisional Employee Relations (ER) Director Lisa Baker, she writes: “I would like to suggest that we take the month of October to celebrate and
“Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?” Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbour as yourself.’ All the Law and the Prophets hang on