August 19, 2020

Does God Give Us Our Pain? Too often I have been told that this trouble, this illness, this grief, even Covid 19, is God’s gift to refine me into a better person. That makes me angry. Causing misery, pain, or hurt is not loving. Today I offer to you my understanding of who God is…

August 9, 2020

Marriage? Why Bother? This summer, Tom and I celebrated our wedding anniversary. Many couples today reject marriage as an unnecessary encumbrance. They tell me, “We don’t need the church or the state to endorse our personal commitment to each other. Besides, if we discover we’ve made a mistake, we won’t have to go through a…

August 3, 2020

A Response to Covid 19 Today, we think twice before leaving our homes to walk among strangers. Public health authorities have warned us. Stay home. That is safest. If you must go out among people, wear a mask. That’s the law in Ontario. Otherwise, outside. Gather on patios, but keep your social distance. Big crowds…

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