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Marriage tune-up

Marriage tune-up

January 28, 2020 at 2:58 pm

Chaplain’s Corner Padre Zibby Jonczyk During the few cold days we have experienced a couple of weeks ago some of you might have had a little bit of trouble starting your cars. Living in Cold Lake, and especially during winter time we all know how important it is to ensure our car batteries are fully charged, our winter tires are on and when it gets really cold we plug our cars so that we areRead More

Keeping warm

Keeping warm

January 21, 2020 at 3:18 pm

Chaplain’s Corner Padre Andrew Whitman It’s Cold. So cold I dread leaving the nice warm ice-rink to go outside. The other morning, I left my keys in the office door for a minute to plug in my car and grab my bag, and the temperature plummeted to -40°C before I got in the door. As though the air itself rushed in to warm its frostbitten hands around the hearth fire of my pocket-temperature keys, andRead More

Capt Megan Jones looks forward to helping various faith groups at 4 Wing Cold Lake.
Photo: Cliff Kenyon

Padre enjoying move to Cold Lake, new challenges

December 10, 2019 at 2:22 pm

Cliff Kenyon Chaplains aren’t born to be chaplains or military padres. It’s a calling and sometimes a calling that can take some time to be heard. Sometimes it can be others you work with who tell you that’s what you should be doing. That’s how it worked for Capt Megan Jones, the newest chaplain joining the team at 4 Wing Cold Lake. “During my time early in the military, people would ask me why IRead More

Padre Capt Oliver Edwards started military career as an army armourer.
Photo: Cliff Kenyon

New padre followed unexpected path to Cold Lake

October 15, 2019 at 10:52 am

Cliff Kenyon You never know what you’ll catch when you go fishing. For Padre Oliver Edwards it was a whole new direction in life which ultimately landed him at 4 Wing Canadian Forces Base Cold Lake. He recalls as a teen calling a pal to go fishing. The pal declined, telling him he was going to church that morning. He was invited to tag along. That’s the day everything changed for the young future chaplain.Read More

Why we fight

Why we fight

October 1, 2019 at 3:43 pm

Chaplain’s Corner Padre Andrew Whitman One of the first action movies my father let me watch with him was Commando, with Arnold Schwarzenegger. Classic action film. I’ve since wondered what it is in me that roots for a man, single-handedly taking down no less than 81 people (according to www.moviebodycount.com). Or what is it that, from the core of my being, cheers the instant some bully in an ‘instant karma’ video discovers he’s just provokedRead More

Gloomy times can throw us a challenge

Gloomy times can throw us a challenge

September 17, 2019 at 2:56 pm

Chaplain’s Corner Padre Marcin Rosinski Sometimes when we pray, we also embrace those moments we wish would not exist. None of us wants to experience pain, but we cannot always avoid it. Our body, mind and spirit affect the way we pray. If we are struggling with miseries and disasters of any type we can certainly expect that they will adversely affect our prayers. No one wants to feel empty and lifeless when he/she prays,Read More