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I am on my way to becoming a medieval monk

Remember that mud-pit of a backyard from last summer? The transformation is finally finished! (Well, it’s mostly finished anyway. Gardens are too full of life and growth and change to ever be really “finished”.) At long last my little corner … Continue reading

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Some gardens (like churches) refuse to hurry

This August, it will be sixteen years since I was ordained and began serving in a pretty little church in Strathroy, Ontario. This year they are celebrating the congregation’s 150th anniversary, which means that when I arrived they had already … Continue reading

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Canada Blooms: A breath of fresh air

How blessed am I? So blessed that A. and M. gave me a pair of tickets to Canada Blooms! This year, it is being held at the Direct Energy Centre in Toronto from March 15-24, so last Friday my husband and … Continue reading

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Summer dreams: The garden at Dundurn Castle

Not far from where I live in Oakville is the city of Hamilton, where I studied at McMaster University and attended Central Presbyterian Church in my twenties. Strangely, it wasn’t until two summers ago that I discovered one of its … 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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Explosive eggs: why my Easter bombed

On my Easter weekend, I created homemade bombs. Yes, right there in my kitchen, with some ingredients I had on hand, I concocted small packets meant to be thrown at a target. Upon impact, they will explode, sending their contents far and wide. … Continue reading

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The sun in Sunday

I like what Will Braun had to say in his blog post this week. He advocated for ‘putting the sun back in Sunday’, or making nature a bigger part of church space. In his post, Braun complained that on a warm summer morning, … Continue reading

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