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Do things ever really change?

September has drawn to a close, and the hustle and bustle of getting back into the routines of life seems to be lessening. Things seem to have settled into predictable patterns for so many whom I encounter in my life. … Continue reading

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Soul singing

Three weeks ago, I went with friends and strangers, on a pilgrimage to Iona. As I settled in on the island, and explored the community, the liturgy, and the space, I heard of the lore of the island. It is not unlike Newfoundland and Labrador, and surrounding isles. Continue reading

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Context

How different is it now when water and blood drop from headless corpses strung from colonnades built millennia ago? When refugees wash up drowned on our shores, or fall out of sealed four wheeled tombs? Continue reading

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Living within the systems and spheres of operation

I believe that God, present in this world, informs many human beings in diverse ways. I do not hold on to notions that God only speaks through the Christian voice. I give thanks for the myriad operating systems and spheres in which people operate, that gives life to the reality that the divine is present and active in this world which we inhabit. Continue reading

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Frosty morn and slushy mess

Life and ministry this week have seemed to have come to a grinding halt in so many ways. Amid the changes and challenges of winter weather, amid the ups and downs of the changing of liturgical seasons, I have said goodbye to a dear friend, whom many of you would have read about in a previous post. Continue reading

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The kissing slice

In Newfoundland there is a tradition of bread-making which creates delicious loaves with three buns… The kissing slice is the slice that is the join between two buns. It is smaller than some of the other slices, but it has more butter on the top. Continue reading

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Remembrance and Homecoming

I have been told by many people numerous times and in different ways over the years, that when you return to something, it is never ever the same. This particular sojourn was no different. Continue reading

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A song of peace?

How do we live a Kingdom life when faced with evil, harm, and destruction? How do we support the indiscriminate killing of persons on foreign soil without diplomacy? How do we turn the other cheek when persons walk up to shoot or run down innocent persons? Continue reading

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Autumn solitude

In the beauty of this autumn I am reminded of the failings and accomplishments that have surrounded me in ministry this year. I ask that God walk with me as I was accompanied each day on the tundra, providing a song or psalm in thanksgiving for God’s presence. Continue reading

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Turning forward, looking back

I find it valuable to consider the ups and downs of life and ministry in relation to journalling. So often as a human being, I am tempted to react to the moment – the point in time, where I may experience joy or hurt, and have that shape my day and my response. Continue reading

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