Monthly Archives: July 2012

Sunset twin

A reflection catches my eye. Only through the lens of self awareness do I see what a horizon line differentiates and clarifies: that both/and form the whole. I am complete in the tension between opposing forces of good and bad … Continue reading

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Failure = Success

When we think of David, we think: shepherd, poet, giant-killer, king, and ancestor of Jesus – in short, one of the greatest characters in the Bible. But alongside that list stands another: betrayer, liar, adulterer, and murderer. The Bible makes … Continue reading

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Cathedral Thinking

Some time has passed, and the people prosper in Jerusalem. There is, in a manner of speaking, a housing boom. Thinking of the fine new buildings that are beginning to go up in his fortress city, King David realizes how … Continue reading

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End of day, hope of new

Okay, it goes without saying — I love sunsets. This one was taken at Andrew Haydon Park in Ottawa one day last week. And here’s the question for contemplation: What ‘sacred cow’ in your own life (a belief, point of … Continue reading

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Prayer sustains acts of love

It wasn’t until the tables were cleared that I noticed the large labyrinth painted on the floor. For three hours the basement of St Luke’s Anglican Church located in the middle of Chinatown in downtown Ottawa was bustling with activity. … Continue reading

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How is God Faithful? – in Covenant

We are a Covenant people! — So announced the theme of the biennial Eastern Synod Assembly last week in Waterloo. What does it mean to be in a Covenant relationship with God? Certainly this word is not in common usage … Continue reading

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Sunset and Sunrise of the Church

Today I took this photo during sunset at Andrew Haydon Park, Ottawa. I guess you can’t tell from the photo whether it’s a sunset or sunrise. Unless you know the spot personally. A sunset and sunrise stand as good metaphors … Continue reading

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