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Welcome to Kolbe Times
Welcome to our Summer 2016 issue of Kolbe Times, in which we present the theme of “Life Lessons”. We’re so pleased with the wonderful variety of contributors we have for you to enjoy – each with different life experiences and tidbits of wisdom to share.
Bill Wilson, co-founder of Alcoholics Anonymous, wrote these wise words in a 1944 Christmas letter to his fellow AA members: “How privileged we are to understand so well the divine paradox that strength rises from weakness; that humiliation goes before resurrection; that pain is not only the price but the very touchstone of spiritual rebirth.” True words for many of us.
And when we gain some new, hard-won awareness and understanding, we can then adjust our behaviour, and our lives. Science tells us that pondering new ideas can actually change the structure of our brains – even into old age. That’s very good news.
We wish you a very pleasurable summer, and are happy to bring you some thoughtful, possibly brain-changing summer reading material!
Editor, Kolbe Times
A conversation with the delightful Sr. Sue Mosteller, as she lays out the rich tapestry of her many adventures, including her 40 years living at L’Arche Daybreak. Join us for an unforgettable glimpse into the people and events that changed her life. Continue reading
A young couple’s first experience at Canada’s biggest Passion Play inspires a wealth of insights, as Scripture unfolds before their eyes. Continue reading
This beautiful collection of present-day parables reminds us, with compelling irony, that our human weaknesses can be our greatest sources of light. Continue reading
A dynamic musical and artistic duo with a unique sound and a very unique story…plus a passion for learning and growing together. Continue reading
We love this very charming poem that not only celebrates the simple joys of walking, but also points out excellent lessons for living. Continue reading
Faith-based organizations have been quietly lending a helping hand in Fort McMurray, bringing comfort and practical assistance…and finding inspiration along the way. Continue reading
When do we have enough? How do we counter the allure of consumerism? Br. Curtis Almquist presents us with the refreshing argument that it IS possible to find contentment, when we tap into ancient, counter-cultural principles and practices. Continue reading
What a columnist has learned about life around First Nations campfires, small town coffee tables, and the everyday. Continue reading