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"CP" is Not Just a Medical Acronym

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

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+00:00

Underestimate Me, That Will Be Fun!

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

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+00:00

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

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

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+00:00

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

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

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+00:00

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

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

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+00:00

RAIN & SUN – See the world through the eyes of a child and always know the rainbow is there.

2018-02-12T10:29:58+00:00

The other day, I was on a family visit to someone I know but who is not a member of my church. (For those of you who not familiar with what pastoral visits are like, it fits in a grey zone of "not quite family" but "more than just a guest". I've known the father [...]

RAIN & SUN – See the world through the eyes of a child and always know the rainbow is there.2018-02-12T10:29:58+00:00

BEFORE YOU "TAR US ALL WITH THE SAME BRUSH" The United Church you seldom hear about.

2017-12-07T12:18:18+00:00

Something in me hit a breaking point last week. Or maybe it was more the straw that... well didn’t break my back exactly but certainly had an effect on me. And I am struggling here to remain in the very tiny space that is free from ridicule where religion is concerned. So I’m not going [...]

BEFORE YOU "TAR US ALL WITH THE SAME BRUSH" The United Church you seldom hear about.2017-12-07T12:18:18+00:00

10 REASONS TO ATTEND CHURCH

2017-11-29T12:50:37+00:00

There is never a bad time to make the choice.   It’s been jokingly said that there is never a good time to have a baby. Those words are usually uttered to an expectant couple who are nervous. It’s meant to be ironic of course. The baby is coming into the world and best to [...]

10 REASONS TO ATTEND CHURCH2017-11-29T12:50:37+00:00

WHEN A CHURCH GETS IT RIGHT – How seven weeks of funerals re-opened my eyes to the gift of life.

2017-11-15T12:06:02+00:00

  A marathon seven weeks for my church and its tight knit traditional community of Carleton Heights has almost come to a close. Five of our most senior members have died requiring six separate services. There is only one burial left to come. It has been a humbling experience for me. With so much on [...]

WHEN A CHURCH GETS IT RIGHT – How seven weeks of funerals re-opened my eyes to the gift of life.2017-11-15T12:06:02+00:00

REMEMBRANCE – Lest we forget to let go of pride, greed and prejudice.

2017-11-09T11:52:46+00:00

  I am the pastor of a memorial church, built on veteran land on the outskirts of Ottawa. Before that I was a pastor in a small town with a memorial school that had strong ties to my church.In both churches, Remembrance Day is a major event - more important than Christmas almost. And in [...]

REMEMBRANCE – Lest we forget to let go of pride, greed and prejudice.2017-11-09T11:52:46+00:00