Sunday Evening Reflection: Lois Hole – A Life Well Lived

Whenever I travel to St. Albert, Alberta, my first visit is to the St. Albert Public Library. In front of the library doors, the bronze sculpture of Lois Hole, entitled “Legacy of Love & Learning” welcomes me with a poignant reminder of a life well-lived. “The monument was created by the renowned Alberta sculptor Barbara…

Sunday Evening Reflection with Mary Jo Malo

  Tonight, as I look out into my city that is embracing the night, I feel a sense of solidarity that comes from the lights that shine in the darkness.  In a time of uncertainty, we continue to meet challenges together, as a community.  In the darkness, there is light. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe once…

Anger & Answers

Sometimes it’s okay to be angry – at injustice, hunger, poverty and discrimination.   These are universal struggles that require the entire global community to focus on seeking answers, rather than assessing blame. It starts with me.  Today, I will join the community and focus my energies on solutions. “It is wise to direct your anger…

Welcome to the Community

Today, my friends welcomed a son into their lives.  And the world welcomed new parents and a family.  I received the message and precious photo via text from the hospital. Friendship – a word that expresses the power of community. “In the sweetness of friendship let there be laughter, and sharing of pleasures. For in…