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Walls and Windows

Plum is telling stories. Arms thrown wide, shiny eyes looking to see who will hear and with a loud voice, he calls out. House! Castle! Windows! Birds! Flying! Helicopter! Bus! He’s all about single words right now and gives us […]

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Lenten Looking

I've been dithering on this one. A couple of friends have suggested participating in an online photo-a-day project during Lent, and I'm not sure what to make of

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Turning Off the Lights

Then God said, “Let there be light”; and there was light. And God saw that the light was good; and God separated the light from the darkness. God


Our Place

Yesterday was pageant day at our church. How can a small Sunday School fill the church with so much excitement? Bouncing sheepy children everywhere. This year, the kids put

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Bringing to Light

“The angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favour with God. And now, you will conceive in your womb and bear a


A Mother’s Poem

Two candles lit on the wreath, and we're half way through Advent. It can be a hard season to get right. There are so many threads to hold


People Look East

“Wondering whether to celebrate the Eucharist ad orientem during Advent.” Facebook reveals strange worries in the hearts of ministers, but this one caught my eye. There's a poetic loveliness


Storytelling Worries

I was on my way to do some storytelling at the primary school today when I ran into a friend, and so we walked together. And we talked



Yesterday, I sat in the pew between my older kids during the Remembrance Sunday service. It was one of the very few Sundays in the year when we


Future Questions and Birthday Presents

I came across a lovely old-fashioned term this week. Hallowtide. Isn't that a nice one? It comes from theOld English word halig, meaning saint, and the word tide,


After a Hard Wednesday in Ottawa

I'd show you my wedding photo if I could, but I'm afraid they are in storage. The Spouse and I were married in Knox Church, Ottawa. Right at


A Difficult Love Story

Sometimes it takes a difficult love story. Sometimes the penny drops when things get a little difficult. Yesterday, we took the kids to a deer park. 55 acres of


The Lion’s Share and Our Daily Bread

“Three times a day he got down on his knees and prayed, giving thanks to his God...” Daniel 6:10 I set up a lovely joke for the Sunday School kids


Looking into the Darkness

We're celebrating Michaelmas today. Not just for my own Michael, but of course he is the grand excuse. This year, Michaelmas is ringing true, so we're claiming it.


Chasing geese and toddlers

I went on a merry dance this morning. A rabbit trail or, if you like, a wild goose chase. I thought that we were in Lectionary Year B,


Working it out for ourselves together

A couple of weeks ago in Sunday School, I mentioned the speck vs. log in the eye passage as an example of Jesus' wit. I think, in retrospect,


Back to the Burning Bush

There the angel of the Lord appeared to him in a flame of fire out of a bush; he looked, and the bush was blazing, yet it was not consumed. Then



Last week, I wondered here about transitions. Those wobbly times when everything is changing and new. This morning's lectionary reading from Matthew 16 offers us another moment of


In the Big Woods

I wonder why transitions are so difficult. School starts here this week, and there's a lot of worrying around our table. Mostly from Beangirl, but a little from Blue,


Venn’s Poetry

Thanks to Google, the kids discovered that it is John Venn's 180th birthday today. And they were pretty excited about it. Beangirl worked with Venn diagrams in math