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July 2015 Issue of Christian Worker (I Shall Not Want...)

Here’s a link to the latest PDF issue of the Christian Worker.

Here are the topics that you will find:

  • I Shall Not Want…for Providential Provisions (Ryan Smithey)
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beyond the shore into deeper waters

Today is the first day in our blog series on finding faith in the deeper places of life, the places where things are uncertain or footing is unsure.   942 more words


An Ending

My mother died on June 10th.

This is not a blog about family, relationships or death. It’s about me living with cancer.

So I’m not going to write about her dying. 118 more words

How My Brown Scapular Helps Me Face Death With Trust

13th Sunday of Ordinary Time (June 28, 2015)

Wisdom 1:13-15; 2:23-24

Psalm 30:2,4,5-6,11,12,13

Corinthians 8:7,9,13-15

Mark 5:21-43

One thing that has always impressed me about the Catholic faith is that, no matter how long you live on this earth, you will never know everything there is to know about the faith. 1,264 more words


What can you possibly say?

What do you say to a friend who has told you that she has just learned that she has four months to live?

I wrote about my co-worker who was diagnosed with metastatic melanoma shortly after giving birth to her second child.   403 more words

Daily Post

Six weeks on

As all the sights, sounds and sunshine of a Devonian summer increasingly surround us, our lives are affected by an amalgam of emotions as we live in this strange new land of loss that we’ve never occupied before. 1,365 more words

Past Entries

How to Die

Last week my maternal grandmother died at the age of 96. The story of her end is miserably familiar to most of us in the Western world: after living a vividly interesting, engaged life, she faded, first in body, then in what one might call force of life (or the willingness to grapple with it), and then, at the very end, mental clarity. 1,324 more words

Meditations And Poetry