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Meditation 101

May 5, 2020 at 2:42 pm

Chaplain’s Corner Padre Zibby Jonczyk Meditation is a process of training your mind to focus and redirect your thoughts. You can use it to increase awareness of yourself and your surroundings. There are many benefits of meditation. Meditation has been often used to reduce stress and develop concentration. Studies have shown that meditation is a powerful and natural treatment for people who suffer from depression and anxiety. It helps to improve your health by strengtheningRead More

A prayer for  these times

A prayer for these times

April 7, 2020 at 2:39 pm

Chaplain’s Corner Padre Zibby Jonczyk A prayer during times of COVID-19 by the Right Rev. Richard Bott, In this time of COVID-19, we pray: When we aren’t sure, God, help us be calm; when information comes from all sides, correct and not, help us to discern; when fear makes it hard to breathe, and anxiety seems to be the order of the day, slow us down, God; help us to reach out with our hearts,Read More

Padres offer tips

March 24, 2020 at 9:15 am

Chaplain’s Corner The Courier invited 4 Wing Cold Lake padres to write about their thoughts during challenging times. Two chapels on base have been closed for services, but padres are available by phone. Padre Megan Jones Many Christians around the world are observing the Season of Lent. A time of spiritual reflection, confession and fasting. But like many of my Christian brothers and sisters, I never could have imagined this year’s Lenten practices would involveRead More

B.R.A.V.I.N.G. the seven elements of trust

B.R.A.V.I.N.G. the seven elements of trust

February 18, 2020 at 3:41 pm

Chaplain’s Corner Padre Marcin Rosinski First of all, what is trust? It’s a word we all know and use but what does it mean in tangible terms? Dr. Brené Brown quotes Charles Feltman, author of The Thin Book of Trust, who describes trust as “choosing to risk making something you value vulnerable to another person’s actions.” Meanwhile, distrust is deciding that “what is important to me is not safe with this person in this situationRead 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

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