January 18, 2022

Our Father, who art in heaven. I have sat with this phrase for an entire week. What shall I say? Four little words, and yet they carry a big message. I’ll start with background. In Jesus time, and actually up until the 15th century, most people believed that the universe was made up of three layers….

January 9, 2022

As the New Year bgins, and Covid continues to vex us, I’ve been thinking about the Lord’s Prayer. I remember telling my church kids that this prayer is really a Christian family prayer. People the world over pray the Lord’s Prayer. Years ago, I attended Sunday morning worship on Margarita Island, Venezuela. The service, of…

January 4, 2022

A Recipe for 2022 Traditionally, Tom and I start every week with Tom’s special porridge for breakfast. What makes it special? More than just plain oatmeal, Tom adds lots of cinnamon, maple syrup, craisins, blueberries or strawberries, or apples, or peaches or whatever is in season, yummy butter and a pinch of salt. This wonderful…

December 30, 2021

Making Memories Ever since my daughter became a mother she has valued making memories. Long before “being in the moment “ became fashionable, I remember her saying, “This day is special. The kids will remember this.” It didn’t seem to matter whether we were on a trip to the zoo or tobogganing down the little…

December 24, 2021

My Story Telling Doll This year, for the first time, we have our own nativity display under a spotlight in our front yard. Our friend, Garry from Apsley made it by hand for us. For a month, I’ve been looking at the empty manger and wished baby Jesus was lying there. My sister, Anne, gave…

December 10, 2021

Christmas Priorities           Advent is one of those times when I look at my life and reset my priorities. This year our preparations for Christmas look a little different. We’ve managed to get our Christmas tree up and decorated early. In the past, that meant a couple of hours of first wrestling with tree lights,…

December 9, 2021

Advent Prayers Tonight we returned from a delightful visit with dear friends in Montreal. For some reason sleep is eluding me. I wanted to post a reflection. First of all I am truly grateful for our friends. They have been a blessing in my life for over forty years. They always wrap us in love…

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