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There’s a wild-ness to God’s mercy

“Show me your ways, O Lord, and teach me your paths … All your paths, O Lord, are steadfast, love and faithfulness To those who hold on to your promise …” (Psalm 25:4,10) When I walked fifty kilometers on the … Continue reading

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Traveling stones: a pilgrimage lesson in letting go

In the sixth century Saint Benedict said, “A monk should have death always before his eyes.”[1] ‘Death’ doesn’t need to refer only to our physical demise at the end of life but to any loss experienced in life. There are … Continue reading

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A wintery spirit

The winter of 2018 has been record-setting, so far. And we are barely one week into the new year! Did you know it was Ottawa’s coldest New Year’s Day since records began in 1873? At 8am on January 1st, the … Continue reading

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Faith’s fire & water

Please read Psalm 82, and Luke 12:49-56 — the appointed biblical texts for Pentecost+13, Year C (Revised Common Lectionary) You may have heard some of the old rhymes of how outdoors’ enthusiasts and mariners have interpreted the appearance of the … Continue reading

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Turning into the wind

We were just down the street from Pearson International Airport in Toronto. Late in the evening after the first day’s sessions at the Synod Assembly last week, I walked along Dixon Road which goes right to the airport.  At one … Continue reading

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Leading with love

When I saw the man pull up to the church doors, I was afraid. I am ashamed to confess that I was fearful when the man with olive-coloured skin, his neck wrapped in a scarf worn by Arab men, knocked … Continue reading

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Ho! Have a drink!

“Ho, everyone who thirsts, come to the waters …” (Isaiah 55:1) Around Jericho, in the Judean wilderness, it was hot and dry. Not the humidity we are used to in the Great Lakes area of North America. So, the heat … Continue reading

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