What’s Under Our Clothes?

Who wears a uniform? What kind of uniform? What are the benefits of wearing a uniform? Uniforms are kind of a shorthand. It’s pretty obvious I have a new ‘uniform’ on today! (New black cassock) When I was an intern in NL, the first few times I went to the nursing home after hours, I was stopped…

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…

And Joseph Said Yes!

Last week we heard about Mary and her encounter with the angel Gabriel, and her saying yes to God. This week we hear about Joseph having a similar experience and saying yes to God. When have you said yes to God? Some people, no matter what is offered, their initial response is no. Are you…

Families and How to Survive Them

Love. Hate. Alcoholism. Abuse. Neglect. Persistence. Poverty The Glass Castle has it all… But ultimately, I think it is a story about redemption. The Glass Castle, which is based on a true story, was written by Jeannette Walls, one of the central characters, and her family. The movie opens with Jeanette, living a glamourous life…

Stories: Past, Present, Future

  It’s Father’s Day… we are marking Aboriginal Sunday… and the news this week has been dominated by the killing of 9 African Americans who had gathered for Bible study. And of course, we have our scripture readings. How to connect the dots on all of those? In an on-line discussion with a few colleagues across the…