Tag Archives: God

My friend St. Joseph

This winter, after we renovated our house, we put it on the market expecting that it would sell quickly. After a week or so, our real estate agent was disappointed. Why hasn’t it sold? we kept asking ourselves. It looked great, … Continue reading

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Everyone loves a parade

As a child, I always wanted to be in the Santa Clause parade. I remember watching the big Toronto parade on television, fascinated with the clowns that seemed to be walking on their hands and the princesses with huge skirts … Continue reading

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Seasons change

For earth’s cycles and season for the rising of spring and the glowing summer for autumn’s fullness and the hidden depths of winter, Thanks be to you, O God. Let me learn from the earth’s cycles of birthing the times and … Continue reading

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Home and garden irreverence

As I’ve said before, gadgets aren’t really my thing. Still, gardeners are always looking for interesting new items for the yard. What’s more, laughter is good for you! I was doing some on-line research for Sunday and visited Ship of Fools. I got … Continue reading

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Today I dealt with beans and carrots

Just as I began serving as a congregational minister in Strathroy, an elderly woman in the congregation was dying. She and her husband had both served as elders while they raised their eight children. She was beloved by many and a pillar of the … Continue reading

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Brown boulevards

This year, July was full of sun–and lots of it. Day after day the sun shone, interrupted by only a few clouds and even less rain. A month like that is perfect if you love to go to the beach or host a picnic or sip … Continue reading

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Johnny Appleseed

This week, my congregation is hosting “Taste and See that God is Good”, a Vacation Bible School for kids. They are spending five mornings this week exploring food–how it grows, why we need it, and how Jesus used it to teach people … Continue reading

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Look down, look waaaaaay down

The sunshine is beautiful just now, and warmer temperatures all of a sudden have everybody outside. On Saturday afternoon, I saw kids on bicycles and parents pushing strollers.  After a long winter and a snowy month of March, we’re all desperately ready for spring. Our … Continue reading

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