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 Reflection: Walking the Red Willow Trail

“There comes . . . a longing never to travel again except on foot.” Wendell Berry, Remembering I live in Vancouver.  It has been my home for many years, and it is highly likely that I will grow old in a city that has always been kind to me. And yet, St. Albert, Alberta, the…

Kâkesimokamik – The Healing Garden

Kâkesimokamik in Cree means “healing garden”.  There is a rich symbolism of nature held safe within the garden.  This is a spiritual place that brings together the earth, sky, water and air. August 9, 2018 celebrates the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples, which came into being by the General Assembly of the United…