Post Tagged with: "Padre Oliver Edwards"

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

Seeking connection? You get what you give

Seeking connection? You get what you give

May 26, 2020 at 2:41 pm

Chaplain’s Corner Padre Oliver Edwards A good friend of mine reached out to me, who I haven’t heard from in a few years. She, like many of us, has been struggling with social distance. In her case though the problem dates back a bit longer than our present pandemic reality. A lot of us want to build relationships with people. We know inside ourselves that we need people in our lives – friends, supporters, encouragers,Read More

Keep up the connections

Keep up the connections

April 28, 2020 at 11:14 am

Chaplain’s Corner Padre Oliver Edwards This pandemic crisis that the entire world is experiencing has been hard for many people. But one thing that has struck me is how humanity rises to the occasion when confronted with adversity. It truly is inspiring. Society has had many problems for years. Of course, there are always problems. But one that has grown in significance in the last 20-30 years has been the problem of isolation. The adventRead More

Don’t swing a sword – pick an apple

Don’t swing a sword – pick an apple

February 25, 2020 at 3:58 pm

Chaplain’s Corner Padre Oliver Edwards “There is one whose rash words are like sword thrusts, but the tongue of the wise brings healing.” Have you ever heard this poem: “Sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me?” Is it true? The Criminal Code of Canada doesn’t think so. There are many laws against certain types of speech. Verbal abuse is a thing. Slander is a thing. Libel is a thing.Read More

Do you know how to take a break?

Do you know how to take a break?

February 11, 2020 at 3:24 pm

Chaplain’s Corner Padre Oliver Edwards Working in the Canadian Armed Forces carries a weight that few other careers do. The weight of combat arms, even if you are not flying the missions or humping the ruck on patrol is a real thing. When we go on temporary duty or deployments, we are placing ourselves in stressful situations – situations that will take more from us than we are used to giving. But even in garrisonRead 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