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      The elderly who are isolated and abandoned

      As I walked through the lobby of the assisted living facility, I saw him again—the elderly gentleman whom I had greeted three hours earlier....

      Why I blog and why you should too

      Computer technology, social media and its users have been stigmatized and blamed for much of the world’s problems. Everything from illiteracy to a decrease...
      By Underwood & Underwood. (War Dept.) [Public domain or Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

      The Power of Thanksgiving

      November 28th was Thanksgiving here in the United States. This year Thanksgiving appears to be the least appreciated holiday of the year. For the...

      Advent: waiting like Mary and Joseph

      I have just finished my annual routine of climbing into the attic and hauling out the box that stores our much-used Advent wreath. Candles?...

      The ghost

      “This way,” he said; “mind the steps by the staircase. This house is more crooked and old-fashioned than you would think from its snobbish...

      Wood heat

      Heating a house with skids has always seemed like a good idea to me, since these are free for the asking at almost every...

      St. James the Greater

      Our September artist Andrew Wilson Smith is a freelance sculptor and stone carver, working in a variety of media including cast bronze, plaster, and...

      St. Therese

      Our October artist Sheila Diemert is an artist living and working in Kitchener, Ontario. She enjoys creating art that is uplifting and positive and...

      Found money

      I am always trying to forget what I know—and to find what I don’t know. - G. K. ChestertonWhen I drive home from work,...

      Don’t be nice: speak the truth in love

      When I ask my First Communion class to give examples of how to live as a child of God, I can always count on...