Tag Archives: grief

Love the ones you’re with

Stirling—who was also Moe to some and grandpa to others—liked a good meal. His end of the table was always quiet at Christmas dinner as he settled into a heaping plateful of food that included the turkey neck that had been … 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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Gardening may not always be serene

Gardening is often thought to be a quiet activity. Here on sabbatical, you might imagine me spending my time among the flowers in a haze of peace and tranquility. In your mind’s eye there is only the humming of bees or the singing … Continue reading

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Sometimes the answer is goodbye

The year we moved to Oakville was a difficult one. We were busy with our fourth baby and I was beginning ministry in a new place. I had never changed churches before, and was unprepared for how traumatic it would … Continue reading

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