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Holy Island Day 4: Bishops and saints

Today was bookended with worship at St. Mary’s Church. I went to three services: morning prayer (7:30), communion (8:00) and evening prayer (5:30). Unlike the other services I have been to this week, the two morning services were crowded with … Continue reading

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Ta da! The community garden is now blessed and open!

On Sunday our congregation began a new ministry! After the service was over, we all went outside to gather near our new garden boxes that have now been installed and filled with soil. None of them have plants yet, but soon … Continue reading

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Walking memories

I love labyrinths. They come in all shapes and sizes, both ancient and modern, and have a rich global history. Walking the labyrinth is a helpful spiritual practice for me. My feet take up the slow, steady guided steps, leaving my mind … 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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Friendship, with gratitude

Until I was ten years old, I lived in a house on Pelmo Crescent and walked to Pelmo Park Public School every day. I had a robust circle of friends: Andrea, Shelly, Nanette, Guy, Julie, Cynthia, Danny and many others who played … Continue reading

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A deeply rooted garden tour

This week I had the pleasure of visiting a private Quiet Garden in Mississauga. Doug Rose and his wife are a part of the Quiet Garden movement. Beginning with a love of gardens and an already landscaped backyard, they simply grew and adapted … Continue reading

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Lavender at the last

Almost a year ago, I got a phone call: mom had been admitted to hospital. Since she had been suffering from dementia for quite some time and living in long term care for over a year, it was not surprising. A friend offered to … Continue reading

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