“A faith of convenience is a hollow faith.”

In her book Tramp for the Lord Corrie Ten Boom says that “Faith is like radar that sees through the fog.” I like that!  Being from the Holy Land of Newfoundland I can relate to fog imagery very well…. Read More

Can Dreams Come True

  Hope – Hope in the face of difficulty. Hope in the face of uncertainty. The audacity of hope! In the end, that is God’s greatest gift to us, the bedrock of this nation. A belief in things… Read More

With Gratitude for Ed and Marion

At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us. Albert Schweitzer Many… Read More

Love and the Pain of Leaving

Love and the Pain of Leaving It is no secret to those of you who read this blog that one of my favourite writers is Henri Nouwen. In fact, there is a great webpage for those who like… Read More

Playful Deeds

Thomas Aquinas said that “It is requisite for the relaxation of the mind that we make use, from time to time, of playful deeds and jokes.” I have had opportunity over the past couple of weeks to engage… Read More


Shabbat is known to us as Sabbath. In the Hebrew context it comes from the creation account in Genesis and it speaks to God’s ordination of taking a day of rest each week, in the creation account it… Read More

A Service of Light – Stewart Weber

Tonight we held prayers at the Marcotte Funeral Home for Stewart Weber. His funeral will be here at St. Mark’s tomorrow Morning at 10:30 AM. A few years ago I started doing a modified vespers for prayers at… Read More

Gone Squirrely

I spend a lot of mornings on my front porch, browsing the paper, checking some email, reading my book and watching the squirrels.  That’s right watching squirrels. When I moved to Ontario in 1994I was shocked at the… Read More


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