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PAUSE FOR REFLECTION
By Ken Rolheiser
January 3, 2012 - Blindness, laughter and the greatest wonder of the world
January 10, 2012 - The Little Christmas and our burning house
January 17, 2012 - With a song in my heart
January 20, 2012 - It's a wonderful life - Part 1
January 27, 2012 - It's a wonderful life - Part 2
February 7, 2012 - The burning bush and the hollow men
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February 14, 2012 - Sowing the seed
February 21, 2012 - God created parents and then He rested
February 28, 2012 - Jesus has a twin who looks just like you
March 6, 2012 - Love and betting on the Christian every time
March 13, 2012 - If God loves me why can't I
March 20, 2012 - Lent coach says if you will do for 30 minutes
March 27, 2012 - A Lent with chocolate and great freedom
April 3, 2012 - The unbroken alleluias of Easter
April 10, 2012 - Christ is Risen! Truly He is Risen!
April 17, 2012 - Acts 29 and the new spirit of Easter
May 28, 2012 - Garage sales, miracles and abundance
April 24, 2012 - Conversation with the newly Risen Christ
May 2, 2012 - Church as the challenge of love
May 8, 2012 - Lessons of Easter Part 1 - He is truly Risen
May 15, 2012 - Lessons of Easter Part 2 - God is real
May 22, 2012 - What is more precious than silver or gold
June 5, 2012 - Matthew, Mark, Luke and John hold your horses
June 12, 2012 - How to climb the mountain of the Lord
June 19, 2012 - Money, money, money, always sunny, in a rich man's world
June 26, 2012 - More than I expected, not greater than I prepared for
July 3, 2012 - Staying in touch with the mystery of salvation
July 10, 2012 - Measuring divinization and marking on the chimney
July 17, 2012 - The power of faithful prayer
July 24, 2012 - The journey and how to avoid the swamp
July 31, 2012 - Too much light and too much beauty - a summer reflection
August 7, 2012 - If only you had seen what you know now then
August 14, 2012 -  We lepers know that God loves us
August 21, 2012 - Life is a BINGO card
August 28, 2012 - Being the fringe of his garment and deja do
Septemeber 4, 2012 - Sunday morning coming up
September 11, 2012 - Forever young or the secret of eternal youth
September 18, 2012 - The miracle of gratitude changes the world
September 25, 2012 - Puppets to the silver strings of change
October 2, 2012 - Year of Faith and keyboard failure
October 9, 2012 - The Faith hook and moving mountains
October 16, 2012 - Theo-Nerds and the call of the Christian steward
October 23, 2012 - From darkness to light, our Resurrection story.doc
October 30, 2012 - Walking with Jesus is not so scary
November 6, 2012 - Wrestling with God and hoping to lose
November 13, 2012 - From the grave to the sky
November 20, 2012 - If you want an exciting life, fall in love
November 27, 2012 - Suddenly the worst turns the best to the brave
December 4, 2012 - We are in the loving warmth of a big family
December 11, 2012 - From the little joy of Christmas
December 18, 2012 - Christmas brings stories of life from death
December 25, 2012 - How to make the baby Jesus laugh this Christmas
January 1, 2013 - A new me in a Happy New Year
January 8, 2013 - Degrees of separation from God
January 15, 2013 - Holding the baby Jesus throughout the year
January 22, 2013 - More than a flash of light
January 29, 2013 - On our pilgrim journey sometimes we need more wine
February 5, 2013 - Old wineskins and the Year of Faith
February 12, 2013 - Choose life! Choose life! A Christian imperative!
February 19, 2013 - Do I need another Lenten Journey
February 26, 2013 - No sweeter feeling than going home
March 5, 2013 - If I cain't do nothin' else I'll pray
March 12, 2013 - Christ will wash our feet
March 19, 2013 - Seeing God and walking on holy ground
March 26, 2013 - Turning the Cross into living branches
April 2, 2013 - Is God a monster or a marshmellow
April 9, 2013 - Oh what a wonderful gift! New life!
April 16, 2013 - Thru the eyes of love as God sees us
April 23, 2013 - Our time on earth is a time of Grace
April 30, 2013 - The aftermath of Easter and lame ducks
May 7, 2013 - Reflecting the Trinity in our daily lives
May 14, 2013 - The generous cookie thief and the potter
May 21, 2013 - He who rides upon the clouds
May 28, 2013 - Why not soar a little with those you love
June 4, 2013 - All babies are beautiful and what about us
June 11, 2013 - What me worry
June 18, 2013 - Of miracles and being the best you can be
June 25, 2013 - June graduations and the next fifty years
July 2, 2013 - Between heaven and mirth and the New Evangelization
July 9, 2013 - Golden bowls of incense
July 16, 2013 - A peace that can look death in the eye
July 23, 2013 - The Messiah is one of us or How Christianity works
July 30, 2013 - And the world will be as one
August 6, 2013 - When weakness, fear and hopelessness die
August 13, 2013 - Suicide wounds a community.doc
August 20, 2013 - Shining like the sun
August 27, 2013 - When tomorrow becomes today
September 3, 2013 - I feel like I just got home
September 10, 2013 - An offer I can't refuse from God the Father
September 17, 2013 - Casting our nets and fishing with Jesus
September 24, 2013 - The figure on the road who waits for us
October 1, 2013 - Spirituality and inner motivation as we mature
October 8, 2013 - I wish you cheer and a guardian angel always near
October 15, 2013 - From the sweet grass to the packing house
October 22, 2013 - And that's why God made strawberries
October 29, 2013 - The soul's thirst is a dancing flame
November 5, 2013 - Thanksgiving, Christmas andthe love we don't express
November 12, 2013 - How to live with infallibility and dignity
November 19, 2013 - Sequoia or bonsai - Fire and the Spirit
November 27, 2013 - 1000 Islands and spiritual childhood
December 3, 2013 - Proof of heaven and near death experiences
December 10, 2013 - Why the devil works so hard to break up families
December 17, 2013 - Christmas without Christ and the Resurrection
December 24 - A woman, a child and Christmas
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