February 8, 2023

On Valentines Day some of us send flowers or cards to our loved ones, most often our spouse. We use this special day to say and do things we think about but seldom actually do. I just finished reading the “Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry” by Rachel Joyce. This book declares that heartfelt communication is…

November 22, 2022

Just a quick note to tell all of you that I will have a table at the Peterborough Regional Farmer’s Market, this coming Saturday November 26th from 8am to 1pm. This is my first appearance at the market as a seller. As a buyer, I love the Peterborough Market. For me it’s important to shop…

November 7, 2022

Book Launch for “Rajah” “Rajah Finds His Wisdom: Using Our Differences Wisely” will be officially launched on November 12, 2022, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. at Napanee United Church, in Napanee Ontario, the home of its illustrator, Lois Sexsmith. Janet Stobie, the author and publisher, of “Rajah Finds His Wisdom” will be there to sign…

November 1, 2022

Gala Auction This Saturday, I’m going to the Gala Auction at Bridgenorth United Church, our new church family. I talked with Sue who is head of the planning team. What a pleasure to speak with a leader who is so enthusiastic about the event. Her words, “I love the auction and chile lunch. It’s so…

October 10, 2022

(Photo by Gerd Altmann, Pixabay) Tonight it feels important to offer you one of my stories instead of a short reflection. Most of us attended church this morning. Many of us heard reflection on the familiar scripture about Jesus’ healing of the ten lepers. (Luke 17: 1-19). Sometimes when a scripture is familiar, we think…

September 29, 2022

Today, the sun is shining. Chickadees are enjoying their breakfast outside my window. Best of all, I received a copy of the front cover for “Rajah Finds His Wisdom”. Sue Reynolds, my graphic artist, has done a fantastic job. I love it. I’ve loved this story from it’s beginning. I’m so grateful to everyone who…

September 4, 2022

Illustrator Lois Having Fun Working on “Rajah Finds His Wisdom” .            One of my favourite verses from the Hebrew Bible, the “Old Testament,” contains the words of the prophet Jeremiah: “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm…

August 19, 2022

This day’s reflection is really an announcement, an announcement I’ve been waiting several years to make. Yay!!!! I’m thrilled to introduce to you my new children’s book for ages 4-8, titled “Rajah Finds His Wisdom”. For me it is always a leap of faith to introduce a new book. Barring any unexpected events, Rajah will…

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