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On garbage,  and picking it up

On garbage, and picking it up

June 30, 2020 at 11:08 am

Chaplain’s Corner Padre Andrew Whitman Garbage! What thoughtless people leave garbage lying around? Going for a jog the other morning past the marina, there is garbage, piles of take-out refuse, tossed cynically out of car windows, and left for others to collect. We ought to hunt these people down (their finger prints are on the trash!), round them up into old-fashioned chain gangs and send them out to tidy the streets and roadsides. Who’s withRead More

Gratefulness a way of life

Gratefulness a way of life

June 9, 2020 at 11:24 am

Chaplain’s Corner Padre Zibby Jonczyk As a military chaplain I have the privilege of serving people of all ages. Although our military congregations are usually younger from those of many civilian churches and other places of worship we too have veterans, members who have been coming to our chapels for the last twenty or thirty years and who like to joke that they are a part of the church furniture. While I have friends whoRead More

The sweetness of life

The sweetness of life

April 21, 2020 at 10:22 am

Chaplain’s Corner Padre Andrew Whitman So, I gave up sugary sweets for Lent (and PSP’s ‘Blast Off the Pounds’ program). It’s a bit challenging, since I like a good dessert, or to sneak a chocolate when no one else is in the kitchen. You might wonder why anyone would bother doing this nowadays. It’s a bit like torture, like medieval self-flagellation. Why deprive ourselves of something good??? I’m not going to delve into the spiritualRead More

There are good  reasons for fasting

There are good reasons for fasting

March 10, 2020 at 3:07 pm

Chaplain’s Corner Padre Zibby Jonczyk Many of us, at one point or another, have tried different types of diets. Whether in order to get in shape, shave a few pounds or for other health reasons. And some of us might have deprived ourselves of certain types of food or abstained from them for a limited period of time as well. There is also another type of “diet.” It’s called fast. Fasting can be done forRead More

It’s the stay puft marshmallow man

It’s the stay puft marshmallow man

March 3, 2020 at 4:45 pm

Chaplain’s Corner Padre Andrew Whitman I may be dating myself, but Ghostbusters was one of my favourite movies as a kid in the 80s. To me, it was an epic battle between good and evil, on par with Star Wars or (now) Lord of the Rings or Harry Potter. Peter Venkman was my hero. I distinctly remember getting a Peter Venkman action figure for Christmas one year and being so excited. Then our pitbull, whoRead More

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