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Happy Canada Day

It is morning here in Halifax and I am sitting at my computer trying to write a paper that is due tomorrow. I wanted to take this opportunity to wish everyone a Happy Canada Day. I find it rather interesting that on a day that we celebrate this country of ours, I am writing a paper on church music. As I thought about this I was brought back to the fact that this might not be as strange as I thought it was to begin with. In 1925 when this church was created it became the only church in the land that was created through an act of parliament and at its creation it truly became a church that stretched from coast to coast, a truly national church.

So, I ask what does Canada Day mean to you. Is it a day to spend time with or think about family? Is it a day that we think about what it means to be Canadian? Is it a day when we gather with friends and family to celebrate with a party or BBQ (boy would I like BBQ right about now…lol)? Does it really matter what we do because we are Canadian and that in itself is something worth celebrating? I don’t have the answer, but I know that for each and everyone of us the answer will be different.

I have found that I have been thinking this past week about how blessed I am to be where I am. I have a community of faith that challenges, teaches, laughs and cries with me throughout this journey we call life. I have friends and family that I love dearly and hold close in my heart even when I am away. I have colleagues and team-mates who have made learning fun and challenging. On this Canada Day I thank God for all that I have been given and the opportunities that have come my way. I know that without them I would not be the same person that I am today.

Whatever you find yourself doing today, I wish the best that this life has to offer and for you all to know that you are loved as a part of God’s wondrous creation and an important part of a community of faith.



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