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CARLETON MEMORIAL – More than just a satisfactory user experience.

2018-05-17T12:14:08-04:00

I would like to introduce you to the nuts and bolts of Carleton Memorial. Interested in what makes this community tick? Read on. (scroll down if you want the list of everything that goes on here) Recently I published a blog titled “Before You Tar Us With the Same Brush”. It’s about the United Church’s [...]

CARLETON MEMORIAL – More than just a satisfactory user experience.2018-05-17T12:14:08-04:00

MENTAL HEALTH MATTERS, RANDOM ACTS OF KINDNESS MATTERS AND BUNNY MATTERS

2018-05-10T12:18:59-04:00

It’s funny how life forces you into situations you never thought you’d survive let alone crave. These past few days have been really hard on me emotionally because of one particular incident. This past Friday, I was denied the opportunity to adopt a pet from the Humane Society of Ottawa based on my disability. They [...]

MENTAL HEALTH MATTERS, RANDOM ACTS OF KINDNESS MATTERS AND BUNNY MATTERS2018-05-10T12:18:59-04:00

TRANSITIONS Living in the gap between belief and unbelief – in anything.

2018-05-09T12:17:43-04:00

Here is a riddle for you. A man stands 100 meters from a door way. Each move the man makes towards the doorway takes him half way to the door. How many moves does the man have to make in order to pass through it? Moving from A to B requires any variety of moves [...]

TRANSITIONS Living in the gap between belief and unbelief – in anything.2018-05-09T12:17:43-04:00

It Takes a Village

2018-05-02T12:11:50-04:00

I’m back after my short absence due to moving out of Carleton University residence and into my own apartment in Ottawa. There has been a lot that has been testing my faith lately. I may have lost a friend by being too honest with them. This loss has made it difficult for me to move [...]

It Takes a Village2018-05-02T12:11:50-04:00

Beyond Headlines: Prayers for the weeks to come when the silence eventually takes over.

2018-04-11T12:42:45-04:00

News stories have emerged this week that there has been an overwhelming outpouring of support for the people of Humboldt. Money, cards, posts on Facebook and even an open letter of sympathy to the truck driver. How wonderful to see that instead of pointing blame, serenity and humanity are present. There is little that I [...]

Beyond Headlines: Prayers for the weeks to come when the silence eventually takes over.2018-04-11T12:42:45-04:00

"CP" is Not Just a Medical Acronym

2018-04-11T12:39:47-04:00

People often ask me "Well what is it like living life with CP?" I  struggle with this question because I never know if they want the technical-medical-textbook definition of what cerebral palsy actually is or if they want to know what a day in my life is really like? Well I'm here to tell you about [...]

"CP" is Not Just a Medical Acronym2018-04-11T12:39:47-04:00

Underestimate Me, That Will Be Fun!

2018-04-04T11:33:28-04:00

Hi my name is Sonja Weilgart-Whitehead I'm a 23-year-old with cerebral palsy who just recently graduated from Carleton University with a Bachelor of Arts Honours in English, with a minor in French. This is my first blog as a new member of the Carleton Memorial community.  I am really happy to say hello and be [...]

Underestimate Me, That Will Be Fun!2018-04-04T11:33:28-04:00

THE ONTARIO ELECTIONS So… Just what is the truly “Christian” thing to do…. really?

2018-03-20T10:43:42-04:00

Well, that was an interesting weekend to say the least! It has not taken long for people to express the stress-laden feelings that this election is causing. There seem to be political storm clouds brewing on the horizon. If I have any fear, it’s that this will be an ugly election. That as an Ontario [...]

THE ONTARIO ELECTIONS So… Just what is the truly “Christian” thing to do…. really?2018-03-20T10:43:42-04:00

WHERE TWO OR THREE ARE GATHERED There is no greater gift to humanity than living as a faithful human.

2018-03-08T12:44:00-04:00

Four women were spending a Sunday afternoon in their church living out their faith by filling out paperwork. It’s a sacred act that goes back thousands of years. Not the paperwork part, but the faith part. FAITH. Now there’s a word that will likely evoke 10 negative reactions for every good one - maybe even worse. That [...]

WHERE TWO OR THREE ARE GATHERED There is no greater gift to humanity than living as a faithful human.2018-03-08T12:44:00-04:00

SURPRISE – SURPRISE: When your day doesn’t start out the way you thought it might.

2018-02-28T11:15:51-04:00

I was going out into a storm. It was a couple of weeks ago that I left for work on one of those slushy mornings that have characterized our winter - the ones that remind you of Simon and Garfunkel’s “Slip Slidin’ Away.” I would have stayed home, but duty called. Now, Ottawa is not [...]

SURPRISE – SURPRISE: When your day doesn’t start out the way you thought it might.2018-02-28T11:15:51-04:00