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Your focus determines your reality”–Jedi Master Qui-Gon Jinn in Star Wars: Episode I: The Phantom Menace

“For everything there is a season and a time for every matter under heaven”–Ecclesiates 3:1, NRSV

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Poem: Struggling These Days

I am struggling these daysConstant ache in my gutConstant fist squeezing my heart.Fighting back tearsMore often than e’er before;Chills coursing down my spinAt all times of the day.My grip is slippingIt’s harder and harderTo find hope;To trust in faith;To believe myselfLovable and worthy of love.I knowFriends and family are onlyA phone call awayYet I can’tContinue reading “Poem: Struggling These Days”

Poem: Rule-Breaker

Before I met youBuilt a wall around my heartSwore not to fall againSo fastSo hard.Built moats to separateMy different circlesGuarding againstFuture disappointments.When you came into my lifeWalls came tumbling down;All my barriersCrumble awayWhen you are around.You bring out the rule-breaker in me.You break out the risk-taker in me.That is rare indeed!Yet more than thatYou makeContinue reading “Poem: Rule-Breaker”

When You Cast Your Vote: A Reminder of the Human Impact of the Electoral Process

As the Canadian federal election quickly approaches, and advance polls open in a few short weeks, I wanted to take a moment to remind everyone of the impact decisions at the polls have on the people around you–friends, family, neighbours–often in ways you least expect. I will not tell you who to vote for, butContinue reading “When You Cast Your Vote: A Reminder of the Human Impact of the Electoral Process”

Canadian Federal Election 2021: Resources & Reflections

It’s official–Canadians are going to the polls on September 20, 2021. As a former political science student and as a current Christian, politics remains an area I follow closely and think of as extremely important. Following is a guide to help get you started in this important part of the democratic process. Reflections On FaithContinue reading “Canadian Federal Election 2021: Resources & Reflections”

Lessons From Cuomo: On Sexual Assault, Allyship, and Peformative Progressiveness

Today, after weeks of resisting calls to resign, Andrew Cuomo has officially announced his resignation as Governor of New York. Yet one notable feature of this announcement is a lack of repentance. Since the allegations first broke, Cuomo has been defending himself, stating that they are untrue, and he only ever had good attentions. This,Continue reading “Lessons From Cuomo: On Sexual Assault, Allyship, and Peformative Progressiveness”

Poem: I Am Not Okay

I Am Not Okay I am not okay.At workI do my bestGive my allAlways knowingI will never excel.Always fearingThe one mistakeThat will bring it allCome crashing down.I am not okay.At homeI readAnd I write.I push my bodyWork my mindTry to drive the demons awayYet they remainAlways present within me.I am not okay.My guts clenchWith stressWithContinue reading “Poem: I Am Not Okay”

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