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Casa Loma: A place of beauty, history, and Pokemon Go

OK, I admit it. I got sucked into playing Pokemon Go this summer. Actually, it was all very professional: as soon as I heard that churches were somehow involved, I had to try it for myself. I started with an … Continue reading

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Quetico: Hard work and a surprising payoff

This summer, I had the blessing of quite literally getting away from it all. We journeyed to northern Ontario, past Thunder Bay and into Quetico Provincial Park, a remote and beautiful wilderness. But first came the hard work of getting ready. There … Continue reading

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Best summer decision: I set my phone on silent

This summer, I was ready for a break after a tough year. I longed for quiet and solitude. I needed to step away from the frantic pace of life in ministry. One simple thing helped me accomplish it all: I turned … Continue reading

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Trouble sleeping? The answer is in the garden.

My husband jokes that I haven’t had a good night sleep since my oldest child was born over eighteen years ago, but the truth is I’ve always been a light sleeper. Now, however, with a busy church, schoolwork and a … Continue reading

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Holy Island: The Gospel Garden

My first morning on the island dawned sunny and cool. I needed breakfast, and found the post office. At home that wouldn’t help, but here it was perfect. The post office is not just a place to mail letters; it … Continue reading

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St. Cuthbert’s Way Day 7, Part 2: His eye is on the sparrow

Having walked across the sands and up onto the road, I discovered a madhouse. There were dozens of cars, jam-packed into a car park, with hoards of people streaming onto the road into the village. For a place with a … Continue reading

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St. Cuthbert’s Way Day 6: A day of rest

When I booked my stay here at the Lindisfarne Inn, I had no idea how much I would appreciate a day of rest! And what a glorious day it has been. I slept in and had a lovely breakfast. The … Continue reading

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