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Do you want to help someone who is depressed?

I am not an expert. I offer spiritual care, but not medical care. Although I have visited, supported and prayed for people struggling with mental illness, I do not have any fancy certificates to hang on my office wall saying … Continue reading

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California is for preachers. And gardeners.

For the last couple of years I have been a participant in a Toronto Micah Group, which is a program of Fuller Theological Seminary in California that aims to form “empowered, wise preachers who seek justice, love mercy, and walk humbly with God, … Continue reading

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My global garden feast featuring Taiwan and Nicaragua

It was an odd summer at my house, with my husband working in another city and kids away for weeks at a time. It may have been a little lonely, but it also meant that I had the perfect opportunity … Continue reading

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The never-ending story

During this course on Celtic Spirituality I learned a new and important word: perigrinatio. In the time of Aidan and Cuthbert, some monks would from be called by God to undertake a special kind of pilgrimage. This perigrinatio, as it … Continue reading

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Holy Island Day 3: No horse, of course

There is a story about St. Aidan that we have heard several times this week. After leaving Iona in Scotland to found the abby at Lindisfarne, he spent a great deal of time walking the countryside. He took no knife … Continue reading

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Every hospital needs a garden

Most pastors have reason to visit the hospital with fair regularity, but last week my visit was different. Wearing street clothes instead of a collar, I went to Credit Valley Hospital in Mississauga and found my way to Palliative Care. … Continue reading

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St. Francis came out of the closet but now he’s homeless

Inspired by another blogger who decided to add a “Saint of the Week” feature to her blog (I didn’t include a link because it looks like she ran out of steam after only one saint), I decided to write about my … Continue reading

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