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PAUSE FOR REFLECTION
By Ken Rolheiser
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January 1 - A diamond out of Africa for the New Year
January 7, 2014 - On the twentieth day of Christmas my true love gave to me
January 14, 2014 - Upon whom the Spirit descends and remains
January 21, 2014 - The God we can't control and church unity
January 28, 2014 - A richer life touches us daily
February 4, 2014 - I thank God for I am wonderfully made
February 11, 2014 - Welcome to the place where God dwells among mortals
February 18, 2014 - When the author walks on stage the play is over
February 25, 2014 - Hello God it's just me
March 4, 2014 - The chair is not my son or is it
March 11, 2014 - Some days we do less but realize more
March 18, 2014 - Rejoicing in Lent with the Bridegroom
March 25, 2014 - I still hear God and I'm not crazy
April 1, 2014 - Your inner ninja and transfiguration moments
April 8, 2014 - Don't miss the poetry of today
April 15, 2014 - From sense-numbing sorrow to a broken alleluia
April 22, 2014 - In a world interrupted by Jesus

April 29, 2014 - Dreaming of love and overcoming inertia
May 6, 2014 - Just keep me where the light is and Easter thoughts
May 13, 2014 - Sitting on the edge of time and sipping tea
May 20, 2014 - Look up! Look up! Look up! And you'll find love
May 27, 2014 - What I learn from baseball can lead me to God
June 3, 2014 - Is there room for God in your wheelhouse
June 10, 2014 - Devotions to the Undoer of knots
June 17, 2014 - God's sign is still a rainbow in the clouds
June 24, 2014 - Something which is known
July 8, 2014 - The struggle with glory and the promise of hope
July 1, 2014 - Skipping stones over life's pain
July 15, 2014 - Gloom, despair and agony on me
July 22, 2014 - God is a Poet who whispers of love
July 29, 2014 - How God plays peek-a-boo with us
August 5, 2014 - God gives us mulligans
August 12, 2014 - The secret of a lasting marriage
August 19, 2014 - Thoughts about hell and our tired efforts at virtue
August 26, 2014 - Jesus became one of the creatures He came to save
September 2, 2014 - I guess the Lord must be in New York City
September 9, 2014 - Finding joy when the glass is empty
September 16, 2014 - Report Card from God
September 23, 2014 - When we need it most God will sing us a song
September 30, 2014 - Not wanting to be anbody else but me
October 7, 2014 - Where is God in the world of ISIS
October 14, 2014 - Living with seeming disconnects
October 28, 2014 - What is new under the sun and Ecclesiastes revisited
November 4, 2014 - It's still a wonderful life and how we change history
November 11, 2014 - Possessing enough of God to be joyful and forgiving
November 18, 2014 - The wisdom and joy in taking up our cross daily
November 25, 2014 - Marth and Mary and low level controversies
December 2, 2014 - The Christian "man-crisis" and the struggle for Sainthood
December 9, 2014 - Hearing the footsteps of Jesus this Advent


December 16, 2014 - Advent and Christmas thoughts - we still have time
December 23, 2014 - This Christmas you can have it all
December 30, 2014 - New Year Wisdom in one year and out the other
January 6, 2015 - Taking in breathfuls of love
January 13, 2015 - Comfort, oh comfort my people
January 20, 2015 - The circle is unbroken
January 27, 2015 - Sharing our epiphanies
February 3, 2015 - Spiritual Writers respond to Islamic Extremists
February 10, 2015 - Living with doubt amid the nuts and bolts
February 17, 2015 - Living life with urgency and honour and glory and
February 24, 2015 - Talking with God this Lent
March 3, 2015 - It's a matter of life and death
March 10, 2015 - Everybody gets chicken and our expiry date
March 17, 2015 - Tabor Mountain, Canmore and our transfiguration
March 24, 2015 - The glory of brokeness and humility
March 31, 2015 - I wasn't born for this life - an Easter story
April 7, 2015 - Holy Mother where are you
April 14, 2015 - The joy of becoming all flame
April 21, 2015 - Easter Love brings hope and peace
April 28, 2015 - Toronto Maple Leafs and evangelisation models
May 5, 2015 - Grandpa Yahweh loves me
May 12, 2015 - Hearing God say I love you
May 19, 2015 - We still do not understand abortion
May 26, 2015 - What house shall I build you
June 2, 2015 - How to guarantee a lasting marriage
June 9, 2015 - Don't let summer swallow your Faith whole
June 16, 2015 - Missing someone is the love that remains
June 23, 2015 - Does God have favourites
June 30 - Your faith roots and small miracles
July 7, 2015 - Figurin' out God 'n stuff
July 14, 2015 - Going grey or going gay and the two doors
July 21, 2015 - More than dust in the wind
August 4, 2015 - The time of man and the eternal now
August 11, 2015 - Using our strengths and perfecting our craft
August 17, 2015 - To whom should we turn
August 25, 2015 - Enabling conscience and horse trading
September 1, 2015 - Of time, love and touching eternity
September 8, 2015 - Come follow me and walk this way to heaven
September 15, 2015 - Developing mystic eyes
July 28, 2015 - I'll still be me and fixing the past
September 22, 2015 - Mona Lisa and the burning bush
September 29, 2015 - Finding heaven and hearing angels wings
October 6, 2015 - Travel with Jesus and walk where the light is
October 13, 2015 - Don't silence your grandparents
October 20, 2015 - Daily wine and a season of thanksgiving
October 27, 2015 - Walking in love while there is time
November 3, 2015 - Eyes wide shut and Act III in our lives
November 10, 2015 - The defining moments in our darkest hours
November 17, 2015 - The virtues of laziness and meeting God in slack times
November 24, 2015 - November thoughts, purgatory and end times
December 1, 2015 - End times, new beginnings and old seasons
December 8, 2015 - Advent before the curtain falls
December 15, 2015 - Bring on the Christmas stories and peace
December 22, 2015 - Keeping Christ in Christmas and the New Year
February 9, 2016 - Where are they going without ever knowing the way
December 29, 2015 - Returning to life after Christmas and New Year
January 5, 2016 - Family, Church and the car pool lane
January 12, 2016 - What child is this - Babies and miracles
January 19 - Bowie's last album and finding out who you really are
January 26 - Mercy and Faithfulness on the road to heaven
February 2 - Dreaming and Loving and Family and God
February 16, 2016 - Super Bowl Christians
February 23, 2016 - Touching the hem of His garment
March 1, 2016 - The Jesus question and the celebration of Lent
March 8, 2016 - When mercy and humility meet
March 15, 2016 - Easter Joy, Pain and our Transfiguration
March 22, 2016 - Easter thoughts and pebbles in the sand
March 29, 2016 - Easter Fire and Kyrie Eleison
April 5, 2016 - Going beyond our self-imposed restrictions
April 12, 2016 - In gratitude for Easter realizations
April 19, 2016 - Easter miracles and Living on a prayer
April 26, 2016 - Do you realize your life while you live it
May 3, 2016 - Singing the song only you can hear
May 10, 2016 - I am your father and I am always proud of you
May 17, 2016 - Blessed are they who mourn
May 24, 2016 - Keep playing and following the Spirit's GPS
May 31, 2016 - Running with Dad and running with God
June 7, 2016 - What to say to God on Sunday morning
June 14, 2016 - It's All Coming Back To Me Now
June 21, 2016 - All the granaries of our lives
June 28, 2016 - I took a trip up Rolheiser Mountain
July 5, 2016 - Graduates setting our for life's journey
July 12, 2016 - Wedding thoughts for the long haul
July 19, 2016 - My Peace I give to you
July 26, 2016 - The Rosary and meditation beads
August 2, 2016 - Do you know how incredibly special you are
August 9, 2016 - Mea culpa and voting with your feet
August 16, 2016 - Flying with love and having time
August 23, 2016 - Getting off our sofas and making our mark
August 30, 2016 - Miracles, feng shui and reality
September 6, 2016 - Take me out to the ball game
September 13, 2016 - How God makes love to us
September 20, 2016 - Our Mother who art in heaven
September 27, 2016 - Sunday morning wake up calls and icy reminders
October 4, 2016 - A sensitive soul and a maturing love
October 11, 2016 - Great things and October as Mary's month
October 18, 2016 - Meeting Christ in the city and rushing by
October 25, 2016 - Fear of death and God's vast love
November 1, 2016 - That which is loved is always beautiful
November 8, 2016 - Fruit cocktail and bearing fruit that lasts
November 15, 2016 - Thank God we are all a little cracked
November 22, 2016 - In memory of Leonard Cohen
November 29, 2016 - I'll love you forever I'll like you for always
December 6, 2016 - From grass to Grace in the birth of Jesus
December 13, 2015 - Old habits and Advent
December 20, 2016 - A real Christmas story
December 27, 2016 - Awake to a Happy New Year in 2017
January 3, 2017 - Sharing after Christmas thoughts
Janury 10,  2017 - Jesus is the vanishing point in history
January 17, 2017 - Falling asleep in church is good
January 24, 2017 - Holy ground and belonging to God
January 31, 2017 - Palliative care and euthanasia Part 1
February 7, 2017 - Palliative care and euthanasia Part2
February 14, 2017 - Getting the job done and Tom Brady
February 21, 2017 - Getting the job done and Tom Brady Part 2
February 28, 2017 - The bamboo and the living water
March 7, 2017 - Shall or might and a metaphor for life
March 14, 2017 - The best soup for Lent
March 21, 2017 - The face of Lent and being a good root
March 28, 2017 - Beauty is in the eye of the lover
April 4, 2017 - The challenge of understanding Mary
April 11, 2017 - We will rise but the cocoon has got to go
April 18, 2017 - Tick says the clock
April 25, 2017 - Pain passes but beauty remains
May 2, 2017 - The Eucharist is my cup of tea
May 16, 2017 - The rosary as a Journey of Faith
May 9, 2017 - It would have been enough
May 23, 2017 - No scars to your beautiful
May 30, 2017 - Pain and suffering and God's will
June 6, 2017 - We are made for mission
June 13, 2017 - A blinding love for each other
June 20, 2017 - Do you want the truth or a good story
June 27, 2017 - Jesus will be present at next Sunday's service
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July 4, 2017 - Eternal Memory and why we forget so easily
July 11, 2015 - Soul vision and molding one's inner life
July 18, 2017 - Pain and suffering and Good News
July 25, 2017 - Helping children know about Angels and grieving
August 1, 2017 - Lies, truth and how to defeat the devil
August 8, 2017 - The doubt we owe our children
August 15, 2017 - Helping people appreciate the everyday world
August 22, 2017 - Mary, miracles and praying for peace
August 29, 2017 - Open the eyes of my heart
September 5, 2017 - Rise, let us be on our way
September 12, 2017 - And who is my neighbour
September 19, 2017 - Under the shadow of the Cross
September 26, 2017 - Jesus went to church
October 3, 2017 - Crowning of the Queen of Heaven and Earth
October 10, 2017 - Poco a poco in the field of the Lord
October 17, 2017 - Marriage and Mary untier of knots
October 31, 2017 - Right to life and law of the land
October 24, 2017 - Heaven came to earth at Fatima
November 7, 2017 - Facing changes with eyse wide shut
November 14, 2017 - Eating the bread in the Kingdom
November 21, 2017 - Purgatory and the Good News of Jesus
November 28, 2017 - Living a stress free life and self compassion
December 5, 2017 - Love that inspires and goes beyond
December 12, 2017 - Bethlehem and the Spirit of St Nick