On Missing Birthdays


Robert Frost is certainly one of my favourite poets. He was credited with saying, “A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman’s birthday but never remembers her age.”   I am many things, yesterday I was… Read More

Radio, Social Occassions & Church Growth


  NOTE: Those who are used to tuning into CBC 1550 for “Jump Start Trivia” on Monday mornings you may have been dismayed this morning as it was a holiday. Don’t fret. It will air tomorrow morning at… Read More

Today I Smell like dirt!


  Lots of planting today – the gardens are looking good. While we tilled the soil my mind was with all of you in NL who were at the funeral. I planted a Flowering Maple. This is a… Read More

Do you smell like dirt?


  Margaret Atwood said “In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.”   Congratulations Catherinanne. You have fulfilled that purpose. You smell like dirt. Catherinanne and I love the garden. We had… Read More

Love Will Remain


  Hope and faith will both come to an end when we die. But love will remain. Love is eternal. Love comes from God and returns to God. When we die, we will lose everything that life gave… Read More

Robert Harnum – Rest In Peace


 Two boys, young 8 and 9 I believe. They were orphaned when their parents both died of TB in Newfoundland over 60 years ago. Their father was my grandmother George’s brother. They were my Dad’s first cousins. My… Read More

Rhubarb Pies


The sense of smell can do wonderful things. I am sitting in my kitchen and I am thrown back I time to Nan and Pop Whyatt’s house. When summer would come in Newfoundland, it usually meant a visit… Read More

You shall know Him in the breaking of the bread.


  Hospitality is a great gift to offer anyone. Catherinanne and I are the most happy recipients all too often of the hospitality of so many in this parish. We are grateful for all of the goodness and… Read More

Happy Mother’s Day


  Mother – that was the bank where we deposited all our hurts and worries.  ~T. DeWitt Talmage   Today was Mother’s Day. It is far spent now. By now we have all called our mom’s or gone… Read More

Yesterday was a Very Moving Day


Community is so important. This was so very evident at the funeral of Senior Constable John Atkinson. I was there in my capacity as chaplain to the Windsor Essex EMS. Catherinanne was also there in her capacity as… Read More

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