I am a Presbyterian minister in Oakville, Ontario where I live with my husband and four children. After a summer sabbatical, I am striving to learn a healthy rhythm of work and rest. Here you will find the reflections and stories that grow out of my experiences in the garden and in my life.



13 Responses to About

  1. Sandy Wheller says:

    Thanks for all your sharing Kristine.

    All the best to you,


    Ant Sandy

  2. aaronwolf says:

    You have wonderfully beautiful photos and a very nice blog. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Nice to read your reflections / I experience God more easily when emersed in nature as well

  4. Wow! Thank you! I am (like you) new to this world of blogging and am really pleased that I have a fan 🙂 Now I just have to figure out how to follow this up! Stay tuned!

  5. Ken Nicholls says:

    I have just stumbled upon your garden details quite accidentally. I am a retired Methodist minister living in the east of England in the town of Thetford. A few years ago I did my sabbatical on the Quiet Gardens of England and have now opened a Quiet Garden and retreat house for those under stress. We have more than 2 acres and find it hard to manage all the gardening! My wife is a great support and newly keen gardener.We are also using our garden as a source of community support for events like musical evenings and away-days for clergy and churches etc. This comes with all our best wishes.

    • It’s great to hear from you, Ken, and I am so pleased that you found my blog. How wonderful that you have opened a Quiet Garden of your own. It sounds like it does great things for many people!

  6. Mary Helen says:

    Hi Kristine
    I really enjoy your blog and your photos. Here in Sandy Cove Acres, the management provides garden plots for retirees who want to make things grow. I don’t have one (yet),but your blog whets my appetite. I may settle for doing a raised garden behind my house this year. Looking forward to seeing you at “Bursting Forth” in May. Mary Helen G.

    • Hi Mary Helen. Thanks so much for the encouragement. As winter sets in, the garden dreaming season sets in too–so it’s a great time to be thinking about what to do next summer 🙂 And yes–it will be great to see you in May!

  7. Mary Helen Garvin says:

    Kristine, are you familiar with Margaret Anne Overstreet’s Lenten blog 40 Days for Food Justice? I think you would like it. She is a Presbyterian minister in the States. http://www.patheos.com/blogs/the40dayjourney/2015/03/day-16-whats-so-special-about-gardens/ Hoping to see you at Synodical. Mary Helen

  8. Peggy says:

    congratulations on your doctorate. All the best for the future.
    Love and prayers.
    Peggy Bayley

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