When I Was A Child

By Amy Curran When I was a child, I thought like a child, I spoke like a child, I acted like a child. Now that I am grown, I have put my childish ways behind me. I have forgotten how to lie in the tall grass and watch it whisper above my head, telling stories […]

Is An Ordinary Life Enough?

I realized with a start today that we’re already a week into Ordinary Time, that big empty space on the Christian calendar that falls between Pentecost and Advent. I’m not sure I like ordinary time. I don’t know what to do with this uninterrupted expanse. I’m used to the gentle spiritual practices of Advent and […]

Rebel with a Shovel in the Schoolyard

I’m a newbie Kindergarten mom. My firstborn just started at the school down the street and I’m slowly learning the ropes of what it means to pack lunches, navigate new social expectations, and play detective to what my daughter does for six hours a day. I moved to British Columbia from Ontario when I got […]

God in the Darkness

Night comes early this time of year. Darkness falls even before we’ve had the opportunity to gather around the dinner table. We are in darkness more than we are in light during the months of December. And I feel it. I’m not a sunshine seeker. In fact, I love the crunch of snow under my […]

For the Love of Hospital Masks and Awkward Pauses

I didn’t date much in high school. Trust me, it was a good thing. I was a bookish little nerd, wildly insecure about every ounce of myself, and legitimately afraid of the opposite sex until I was 16. When I got nervous, I spoke at a pace only the Gilmore Girls would have been able […]