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Prayer: fun and fruitful

While stress and tension seem to be prevailing emotions at this time of year, it’s good to be reminded that prayer can be fun and fruitful. Continue reading

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Ring true?

May this mystery, revealed in vulnerability and lowliness turn our reasonableness upside down so that we can tenderly embrace our own lowliness and boldly love one another. After all, no matter how big, bad, and reasonable you are, when your heart is broken open, a toy phone rings true. Continue reading

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Journeying through Advent

Advent is a journey, not unlike any other. Do we know where we’re going? Are we signalling our path to inform and invite others? Continue reading

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You need to repent

“Repent!” What does this mean? Is it just doom and gloom? Does repentance have to be about angry soap-box preachers and messages of wrath? Or is repentance something more graceful, more life giving? Continue reading

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Take care

Busy? Exhausted? A message from The Community’s friendly parish administrator: “we’re still here, and our door is always open.” Continue reading

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Welcoming Christmas guests

Preparing to welcome guests can be wonderful! If we make it so. So let us welcome all of those whom God will put in our path, and give thanks for the opportunity to offer hospitality—welcoming others in Jesus’ name. Continue reading

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An Advent snail

During a busy vacation, a snail helped me regain perspective to not normalize busy-ness and miss out on the unique wonders of my trip; in Advent we can choose to be like the snail, delighting in the calmness of the kairos and appreciating the journey. Continue reading

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Kindness

This person certainly didn’t need to give me such a compliment. They could just as easily have taken what they needed, and left the office. Later, I paused to think about what they had said, and one word came to mind: kindness. Continue reading

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The song of joy

The truth of scripture is that while you sleep, or just go about with your life, God comes to you. God takes you in God’s own arms, rocks you in His joy, and sings. Continue reading

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Is anyone listening?

The world’s voice can be oh so loud, yet even in the midst of it God calls out to us. His voice can be heard. God invites us to prepare a place for Him in the deep centre of our lives—in the very place where we feel the hurry, the stress, the pressure or the fear. Continue reading

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