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Needles, 911, and a wake-up call

Last Wednesday night, our evening worship was brought to a grinding halt by a medical emergency, and I had a powerful encounter with Jesus—although I didn’t know it at the time. Continue reading

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Discipleship in 4 easy steps

What does Andrew’s journey to Jesus teach us about our own Discipleship? Can our journey with Jesus be seen in four easy steps? Continue reading

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St. Peter and uncertainty

There is nothing benign about this. Love prevails. Continue reading

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The divine lover comes

What would it look if we approach Christmas like a beloved longing for his or her lover? Love, after all, is implicit in our understanding of Christmas; yet what if this love is not one of mere sentiment or nostalgia but one of passion and intense desire? 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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Bearing frustration

What do you do when you get frustrated? When someone says something that just gets under your skin, what do you do? Do you let them have it? Do you air your grievance to the world? Continue reading

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Responding to the King

Before we reset the clock, and start our liturgical year over again, let me ask a question: what is our response to Jesus as the one who is king of our lives? Continue reading

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150 at 2:51

Have you ever woken up in the wee hours of the morning, your mind racing with biblical mediations? Continue reading

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Sacred stuff and deal breakers | Dream project blog: part four

At the beginning of July, an announcement was made in two of our St. Catharines Anglican churches. In this fourth blog in a series that considers the possibility of a parish merge, The Rev. Martha Tatarnic reflects: “It is an enormous task to imagine uprooting this community and to not just bring two complementary ministries together to make both stronger and more vital, but to actually try and fit together two unique characters and histories.” Continue reading

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Holy lovesickness

Think about your travels to your church on Sunday morning; As you travel along a route so familiar, approaching the church building in those early hours of Sunday, do you expect that you will be in the presence of God? Continue reading

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