Posts filed under: Service

Slowing down, Looking up, and Stepping In

I was loading my groceries onto the conveyor belt at the grocery store’s checkout when I overheard her comment. The cashier and her colleague, who was helping her bag the...

Oh, How Time Flies

We spend a lot of time talking about time. How time flies. Wondering where it goes. Trying to make up for lost time, and how it is high time. We...

Balancing Work Boots and Slippers

Work hard and do an honest day’s work were two axioms my husband and I lived by. We were generally one of the first people to work each morning, and...

When a Ship Goes Down, Some Rise, Some Fall

There are two contrasting scenes in the 1997 movie, Titanic, that still haunt me. The first scene is set in the lavish dining room, which conveys a sense of abundance....

Running My Race, Straining Towards the Finish Line

Our first hand experiences and knowledge of the world has grown due to today’s greater capacity and efficiency in communication and travel. As a result, one could easily imagine that...

Taking the First Step

We can all prefer to stay in the familiar, rather than pursue something that is different or novel. Even when the familiar is destructive and fruitless. As a counsellor I ...

A Warm Cloak for a Winter Season

After facing persecution, he had been arrested and was now imprisoned. One can only imagine the sparse, bitter, reduced conditions of his existence. While in prison he wrote a letter...

The Write 31 Days Challenge

I have decided to take up the challenge of #Write31Days! The #Write 31 Days challenge is an invitation to writers and to members of the @fiveminutefriday community to write a...

There is Always Room at the Table for One More

He needed a place to stay. Just between one move and another move. So one of our sons came home and asked if his friend could stay with us until...

The Creed to Live by in This Chaotic World

I think it would be fair to say that most of us have short sayings that help us to navigate our lives. These expressions reflect a guiding principle that help...