Articles by Alisha Ruiss
By Alisha Ruiss
March 1, 2021
As our pandemic winter shadows withdraw like halting springtime snow, Alisha Ruiss reminds us that even the tiniest crack in the darkness can begin to illuminate God’s promise anew.
Yet, if there is anything I can speak of with certainty, it is the heavy shadow of depression that regularly haunted me from my pre-teen years, one that seemed bent upon obscuring the desire so present at my birth: to truly see What if hope disappoints? What if the light disappears? What if the promise of a better tomorrow is broken? What if I grant too much power to a possibility of change, only to be brought abruptly back to earth by the reality of my frailty? It is one thing to wisely recognize the reality of darkness, within and without, and accept it as a part of human nature, of life Rather, a ray of light had to break through to me first, and I had to accord it as much – and eventually a greater amount of - importance than the more familiar darkness
June 7, 2019
Montreal actor, singer and writer Alisha Ruiss reflects on the way a collaborative event she long dreamed of creating was given flesh by musical theatre artists at the city’s Segal Centre this past spring.
To say yes to the love story of God, to carry Him – and thus, others, as He is always in the least of these – is to open oneself to life abundant, replete with both joy and suffering That Word was made flesh and dwelt amongst me and my loved ones, pouring Himself out through the hands of my mother a...
June 1, 2013
Falling in love is like falling up stairs – nothing to fear as long as you follow the right steps, says Montreal writer Alisha Ruiss.
Knowing this, would it not then make sense to accept falling in love and allow the Spirit to work within that experience? We could then go freely about our duty, rather than averting our eyes and muttering something to God about being preserved from temptation and allow the same awe-filled response ...