Wednesday

Wednesday was hard, God. Adrenaline rush of getting new systems up and running gone, body, mind and spirit depleted. Wednesday was hard God. Food bank clients waiting outside instead of warm inside with coffee and conversation buzzing. Wednesday was hard, God. Offering pastoral care with six feet of cold winter air between us. Wednesday was…

Disposable Counter Covers

Seriously! When did wiping a counter after using it become too much work? I bake regularly. I make a mess, (ask my husband!) regularly. I wet a cloth and wipe it up! When did it become easier to cut down trees, process them into paper, ship it to stores, take it home, put it on the…

Chaos and Clutter

I participate in Casa: An Experiment in Doing Church Online and this was my reflection from yesterday. Come and find the quiet centre in the crowded life we lead, find the room for hope to enter, find the frame where we are freed: clear the chaos and the clutter, clear our eyes, that we can see …

Denial Is My Spiritual Practice Too!

An unsolicited book review! Denial Is My Spiritual Practice by Rachel Hackenberg and Martha Spong  is a book that everyone needs to read! I received it on Thursday and finished it Sunday afternoon. Their courage and vulnerability in sharing such hard parts of their personal stories, stories that we often only share with our closest…

All My Life’s a Circle

Or a spiral or something… Fourteen years ago, about this time of year, I left my home in Nova Scotia to head to Ontario. Ordained for a little over a month, I was on my way to my settlement charge in Claremont, a ‘hamlet’ about an hour northeast of Toronto. I spent the first night…

Legends and Heroes

This is a copy of the letter I wrote to Jennie King, Managing Director of the Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo:  Dear Ms King, I have been a big fan of the Tattoo for many years; attended at least 15 performances and have  always admired how the show skillfully navigates the challenge between glorifying war…

Schrödinger’s Camera Card

A colleague who expressed appreciation for my nature photography asked me if I ever did family photos. She and her husband, their adult children, one partner, along with two dogs, were all going to be in the same place, at the same time and she wanted a family photo. I told her no, that I…