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Sidewalk Flowers: Pneumonia

Reflections for Lent – right before Palm Sunday Sorry I’ve been MIA. It turns out that I got pneumonia. And that sinus infection that wouldn’t go away? … apparently, not … Continue reading

April 13, 2019 · 2 Comments

Sidewalk Flowers: Outside the Bubble

Reflections for Lent – Day 11 My husband told me about the act of terrorism in Christchurch on the way to dinner. It’s the first major tragedy of this Lenten … Continue reading

March 17, 2019 · 5 Comments

The Work of Dehumanization and the Gospel Challenge

We are constantly exposed in our culture to subtle and not so subtle messages meant to dehumanize others and to make us less empathic toward the suffering of others. These … Continue reading

March 16, 2019 · Leave a comment

Sidewalk Flowers: Rest

Reflections on Lent 2019 – Day 3 Today is my day off. I know, my initial agreement with the congregation actually says I get two days off a week. I’ve … Continue reading

March 8, 2019 · Leave a comment

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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