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Cultivate relationships of care

Cultivate relationships of care

August 11, 2020 at 4:01 pm

Chaplain’s Corner Padre Oliver Edwards Being in my 40s one of the first records (yeah, back in the day, you bought records – a collection of songs by the same artist intentionally arranged as an experience – with sides even!) I ever got into was Bryan Adams’ Reckless. On that album was a song that I thought was pretty good, though it was never a radio hit. The chorus went like this: I need somebodyRead More

A Dieu

A Dieu

July 14, 2020 at 12:22 pm

Chaplain’s Corner Padre Zibby Jonczyk The Bible tells us that “there is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven….” Eccl. 3: 1-8. This Old Testament passage reminds us that there is a reason and purpose for everything in our lives. Therefore, there is also a time to say hello and a time to say goodbye. Five years ago I arrived in Cold Lake to serve as a unit chaplain. OnlyRead More

Summer on purpose

Summer on purpose

July 7, 2020 at 3:27 pm

Chaplains’ Corner Padre Oliver Edwards A few years ago… ok more than a few years ago now! A few years ago my wife and I were blessed to be able to get away on a vacation, just the two of us, while our kids were very young. Being young parents, it was a tough go trying to change all the diapers, keep up with toddlers and rowdy preschoolers. (We had all boys you see, andRead More

Message from the 4 Wing Chaplain Team

April 14, 2020 at 11:40 am

Chaplain’s Corner During the last few days many of us have enjoyed Easter, a celebration of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ and the victory of life over death. The Coronavirus outbreak, however, has affected different spheres of our lives: many of us have been working remotely, our children have been staying at home, our routine has been disrupted and special measures have been imposed on us. We live in unusual times. Some of you mightRead More

Are you seeking the truth?

Are you seeking the truth?

February 4, 2020 at 2:55 pm

Chaplain’s Corner Padre Andrew Whitman What is truth? I love stories. In many ways, there is more truth in a good story than there is on the news. Stories inspire us, and in a sort of sneaky, underhanded way, form a lot of what we consider to be “reality,” justice, love, hope, right and wrong. Take Shogun, the epic novel of feudal Japan written by James Clavell. It is the story of an English pilotRead More

“All I want for Christmas is…”

“All I want for Christmas is…”

December 3, 2019 at 9:02 am

Chaplain’s Corner Padre Oliver Edwards Has anyone asked you that question lately? Have you asked yourself that question? Do you even know? Some of us don’t. A lot of us are so well off materially that Christmas is really a non-event. What do we want? We already have everything we really want… I mean there are nice-to-haves but nothing we really want… What we want and what we need are two different things. This isRead More