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Remembering Fall in Alberta

Inspired by the news of the August snowfall in Alberta (see the HuffPost article or CBC), I found myself reminiscing about my childhood there and the pretty regular occurrence of … Continue reading

August 22, 2015 · Leave a comment


“The more radical a person is, the more fully he or she enters into reality so that, knowing it better, he or she can better transform it. This individual is … Continue reading

July 21, 2015 · Leave a comment

As the deer longs …

Things haven’t been easy of late.  Stuff that was supposed to move forward has ground to a stop.  Things that weren’t supposed to happen did.  There has been silence where … Continue reading

March 14, 2015 · 2 Comments

Running Behind

The texts for Sunday, May 13, 2012: Acts 10:44–48; Psalm 98; 1 John 5:1–6; and John 15:9–17 “While Peter was still speaking, the Holy Spirit fell upon all who heard … Continue reading

May 11, 2012 · Leave a comment

Waiting for Resurrection

I think my favorite day of Holy Week is Saturday. I love Maundy Thursday and the footwashing and communion shared with a smaller number of people in the dim lighting … Continue reading

April 7, 2012 · Leave a comment

Confessions of a Lousy Gardener

A friend of mine asked me to help her learn to garden.  I honestly have mixed feelings about this. Not because I’m not excited that she wants to learn to … Continue reading

March 23, 2012 · 2 Comments

Going to Hell

“The church is going to hell in a handbasket.” This is a phrase I hear periodically. I especially hear it from people who think that the church shouldn’t change, that … Continue reading

February 7, 2012 · 5 Comments


In a dance, one person leads and one person follows…or at least in a beautiful, smooth, natural dance.  At least, I think that’s how it is supposed to work.  I’ve … Continue reading

July 24, 2011 · Leave a comment

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