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Do you want to help someone who is depressed?

I am not an expert. I offer spiritual care, but not medical care. Although I have visited, supported and prayed for people struggling with mental illness, I do not have any fancy certificates to hang on my office wall saying … Continue reading

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The real dirt on a new neighourhood

I have been thinking about dirt lately. Because if you drive near my house you will see a lot of it. Just north of our neighbourhood, underneath huge dump trucks and excavators, there are acres of dusty brown earth. For … Continue reading

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Banging my chair on the ceiling: take that, squirrel!

I may not have bats in the belfry, but I do have a squirrel in the attic. At least, I hope it’s only one. Good grief. We first noticed it ages ago, but it took us a few weeks to … Continue reading

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What, me worry?

As we prepare to move out of our old house, we are faced with the huge task of removing the front yard vegetable beds. There are nine wooden boxes, each 4 X 8 feet, filled with nine yards (or more!) of rich … Continue reading

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A whole new adventure

When I began this blog, it was to chronicle my sabbatical escapades. Now I am about to take on a whole new home and garden adventure. We are moving and it has become abundantly clear that this is going to be complicated. When … Continue reading

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Disappointment in the dirt

My fall crop was a dud. Yes, the fall crop I was so excited about, the fall crop I had managed to plant for the very first time, the fall crop of beets, turnips, lettuce and radishes–it failed. Miserably. With all … Continue reading

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The bird and the window pane

A few days ago, I came home to the news that a bird had flown into our window.  It came with a loud thump, the kids told me, and everyone had gone running to see what it was. The tiny bird was only a … Continue reading

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