July 10, 2021

Collect God’s Pearls Each day I read one of James Taylor’s Everyday Psalms – Interpretations of the Biblical Psalms written in the language and images of today. Sometimes, the whole Psalm speaks to my heart, sometimes just one word. Today, two lines stood out for me. God, “You will sort through the rubble of discord…

July 1, 2021

More and more people these days are learning to love poetry. Poets tell their stories by painting a series of vivid pictures with words. They stir our souls, our memories, our imaginations, challenging us to new thoughts and ideas. This past week, I bought Sylvia Fiorita Smith‘s new and first poetry book. I value Sylvia…

June 20, 2021

Image by Daniela Dimitrova from Pixabay      I truly believe Dads, at their best are special, a blessing for their entire family, and wonderful models for their communities. On the CBC news feed I read Chris Tyrone Ross’ article about indigenous dads written for the CBC First Person Series.  In it he says, “All I have left…

The Love at Home is Holy
June 6, 2021

This week, our tears pour forth for the pain of our First Nations brothers and sisters, mothers and fathers, relatives and friends. This horror has happened over and over in the history of our world. As human beings we are capable of great beauty and wonder, and terrible violence and pain. Today I offer you…

May 23, 2021

A story and some teaching. You may already know all of this.  Please add your knowledge to mine and your stories. Use the comment button. Pentecost Symbols of God’s Spirit  The dove, God’s Spirit of peace, The windmill, the wind of God’s Spirit bringing challenge & power. Flames – the fire of God’s Spirit that…

May 23, 2021

Spring Cleaning Many women observe a ritual called “spring cleaning”. After a long winter huddled indoors, we fling our windows open to the warm fresh air. We clean. We scrub. Accumulated cobwebs, dust and dirt that have escaped our weekly cleaning all winter disappear. As we work, we soak in the gleaming surfaces, breath deeply…

May 15, 2021

May 11, I worked up the soil under my front window, added some compost, tucked tiny annual flowers into the chilly soil. Night came. I tarped my precious garden in case of frost. Too early. I know the gardener’s rule for my part of Ontario: no planting annuals before May 24th, or better yet, June…

May 12, 2021

We have just celebrated Mothers’ Day. At our house, the sun shone, children and grandchildren called, and in my heart God smiled. When my son called, he said that in South Africa, people were being encouraged to do something nice for the person who nurtured you as a child. In South Africa, where extended families…

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