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Even take-out can be beautiful

Yes, chicken can be beautiful. Hamburgers can be gorgeous. A pub can be extraordinarily lovely. If you add flowers, of course. Travelling in Quebec this month, I saw some colourful gardens full of annuals–allysum, geraniums, salvia and more. They were … Continue reading

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Why I love volunteers

Ministers–especially those in congregations with little other staff–need volunteers to make ministry happen. Lots of them. At Trafalgar where I serve, people work alongside me to make sure that the building is clean and safe, the programs fun and helpful, the worship … Continue reading

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I found a good reason to cut my peony blooms

The congregation where I serve is a happy place. It is casual and very down to earth, full of people who are genuine and joyful. Monica was one of those people. Helping and giving were Monica’s favourite things to do. She … Continue reading

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Cemetery geraniums and my new watering can

Some of my fondest childhood memories are from the Collingwood Cemetery. Each weekend when my family would visit my grandmother, my sister and I would be up early on Saturday morning. In order that my father could sleep in, my mother and … Continue reading

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A royal morning

I enjoyed watching the royal wedding. I was invited to a royal slumber party, in fact, and had a fabulous time with four fabulous women. I wore my plaid pyjamas (royal stewart!) and we all had on white gloves, of course. … Continue reading

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