Tag Archives: Progressive Housing Society

The Narrow Space Given

This fall life has been packed tightly, jobs tucked into every spare moment. I write emails on the fly, make phone calls while I walk. I have to keep moving. It isn’t just that I have more commitments than usual. … Continue reading

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Caught One

I caught a dream. I dreamt I was driving someone else’s car and giving a few friends a ride. We got in and I took off, then traffic slowed down. I applied the brakes but the car didn’t respond as … Continue reading

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When the Son of Man Comes

Tuesday night I met a friend for coffee at Tim Horton’s. Just as I was leaving, a young man with a cardboard sign asked me for money. “Want a pair of socks?” I asked. “Sure,” he said and smiled. I … Continue reading

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I Will Love. End of Story.

A pharisee once asked Jesus which commandment is the greatest.  Jesus said, “‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ This is the great and foremost commandment. The … Continue reading

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Our Darkest Hour

Tomorrow is the first day of summer in the southern hemisphere. But for those of us on the other side of the world, winter begins with the longest night of the year.  Advent comes to a climax in our darkest … Continue reading

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It Takes a Community to End Homelessness

I received many compassionate e-mails in response to yesterday’s post. Thank you. You have greatly encouraged the hundreds of Burnaby residents advocating for others who are homeless or at risk or homelessness. Above is a hot-off-the-press video called It Takes … Continue reading

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All She Wants Is a Door

“You know what’s making me mad right now? I’ll tell you,” Paul* said looking me in the eye. We were standing outside the entrance to the Greenhouse, a renovated house on the church property, waiting for the soup to heat … Continue reading

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