10404 - 102 Street, Grande Prairie, AB. T8V 2W3 | 780-532-2351

Parish Blog

Welcome to Mustard Seeds, the blog page at St. Joseph Church. A group of our very own parishioners will be contributing bi-weekly with the hope of inspiring you as we journey together in our faith.

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Be Prepared

Be Prepared

I have heard that Advent is a time of preparation for Jesus to be born again in our hearts; or a time of preparation for the second coming of Jesus as he comes as Judge; or a time …

Read More →

Advent: A Change of Heart and Mind

Advent is about to begin. This time of the year is my favourite, as we wait in anticipation to celebrate the birth of Jesus over 2000 years ago. For me, it is a time to remember what the incarnation of …

Read More →

Conversations about God

Conversations About God

I recently had a conversation with a co-worker who kept referring to God as “the universe”.  The universe is trying to tell me something or the universe is guiding events in my life.

My response was that …

Read More →

Designed to be in Relationship

Designed to be in Relationship

A colleague at work commented to me that over the past six months, she has had more ‘strangers’ make small talk or comment on something that normally would pass without conversation.  I was just at …

Read More →

Waiting-Wrapped in God’s Love

Waiting – Wrapped in God’s Love

The newest COVID restrictions have once again placed us in waiting mode. “To wait” implies being in a place of expectation.  As the world situation continues to unfold, we watch as refuges wait in …

Read More →

The Hope of Heaven

The Hope of Heaven

One day I dreamt death came my way, and heavens gates opened wide.
The angels came and took my hand and ushered me inside.
There I saw folks I had known on earth, that I had …

Read More →

The Heartbeat of Jesus

THE HEARTBEAT OF JESUS

 

Accepted opinion says that the “beloved disciple” is either John, or John’s disciples passing-on John’s teachings.
Interesting, but it also misses the point.
We like answers to these kinds of questions,...

Read More →

Brokenness

Recently, I felt the need to reinvigorate my prayer life, do something different, and change it up. Prayer had become dull, uninspiring, and predictable just when I needed it most. Like many in these days of political strife, social media …

Read More →

Musings on a Challenged Faith

Musings on a Challenged Faith

I confess to you, my brothers and sisters, that I am struggling with my Church right now.  I confess that there is much about Her that I love – Her wisdom tradition, Her great models …

Read More →

Setting the Captives Free

This month in the daily mass readings we hear about the story of Moses and the people of Israel who were set free from bondage and slavery in Egypt by God. We have heard this story many times and at …

Read More →

My Kitchen Walk

I read an article a couple of years back about a person who went on a journey of health and self-discipline but had few ‘extra resources’ for supports.  She ended up simply walking around her small apartment in a loop …

Read More →

The Search Continues…

Earlier this spring I joined our parish community to follow a zoom series called THE SEARCH. I would like to share some of my reflections from that prayer time. One of the things that happened for me was the many …

Read More →

PPC Essay Contest Third Place Winner – Drawing Close

Third Place – Rachel Walker

Drawing Close

“For it is by grace you have been saved” (Ephesians 2:8-9).  Through my journey of believing in Jesus Christ, God has revealed His love and truth slowly to me, each part at exactly …

Read More →
123