Category Archives: photos

Advent blessing for the journey

When flying from Ottawa to London or Frankfurt, you leave late in the evening. Almost immediately after departure it is dark. And while most of the journey transpires in the dark of night, the flight over the Atlantic eastward nevertheless … Continue reading

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The house built by fear

Reading from the bible can be scary. Sometimes a faithful reading of the bible will not bring calm and assurance. Just the opposite! Today’s scripture can evoke fear.[1]When Jesus talks about Herod’s glorious temple crumbling to the ground and being … Continue reading

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Give God a chance

A year ago last summer we bought a potted Hibiscus plant already in full, glorious bloom. The local nursery encouraged us to plant it right away and let it take root in our garden. When winter came, we snipped the … Continue reading

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Humility

The gospel story for today is about humility. And exercising humility means letting go of our privilege in this time and place. Privilege is a state of mind we presume to have, vis-à-vis others. The source of our privilege may … Continue reading

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Life and love? Not just here

Why do you look for the living among the dead? He is not here, but has arisen! Where is Jesus now? Around 13 million visitors a year flock to Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris. And that number has been growing … Continue reading

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Still snowed in – Lent 5

Even though it’s now less than two weeks till Easter Sunday, our Christmas tableau is still snowed into our front yard. At least now — surprise! — we can see what’s there, what has been hidden deep under the snow … Continue reading

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Snowed in: Lent 4

The snow still covers most of the story from our awareness. Buried deep within our hearts the fullness of all that makes us who we are is waiting to emerge. On the slow and steady movement on the Lenten journey … Continue reading

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