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Thoughts from a Canadian Vicar

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December 2006

No One can take away what the heart once owned


Yesterday we had our final farewell to Jim Cornett. The context of my homily was a quote that I saw in his notes. It was his handwriting and it was ticked behind another sheet of paper in an album. It... Continue Reading →

Here’s to “Scoop”


Hans Christian Anderson said, “A human life is a story told by God.” That saying comes to my mind today as my day comes to a close. Today I have helped to make ready to take time to reflect on... Continue Reading →

What if Christmas Means a Little Bit More?


    Merry Christmas. Merry, Merry Christmas! “And the Grinch, with his Grinch-feet ice cold in the snow, stood puzzling and puzzling, how could it be so?  It came without ribbons.  It came without tags.  It came without packages, boxes... Continue Reading →

Tibb’s Eve and the Salvation Army Kettle


In Newfoundland today is known as Tibb’s eve. It is a layover of the old Irish Gaelic as best as I can discover.It was an expression meaning a day that would never arrive. Expression's like "I'll pay you back on... Continue Reading →

Let me feel the wounds!


Today is the Feast of St. Thomas the Apostle. Here is the collect for today. “Almighty and everliving God, who strengthened your apostle Thomas with sure and certain faith in your Son's resurrection: Grant us so perfectly and without doubt... Continue Reading →

Be like a Willow…Be Frivolous!


"The willow which bends to the tempest, often escapes better than the oak which resists it; and so in great calamities, it sometimes happens that light and frivolous spirits recover their elasticity and presence of mind sooner than those of... Continue Reading →

Paranoid about Santa/Paula makes news in Newfoundland


I was sizing up Santa the other day and I was reminded of the folk song by Arlo Guthrie called "The Pause of Mr. Claus" In it he kind of derides the FBI. The song is from 68-69 and is... Continue Reading →

Margaret, The Nativity, and A Christmas Tree


What a weekend. On Friday night we all had opportunity to say thank you to Margaret Clarke who has served St. Mark’s as parish secretary for 15 years. [You can see photos here or see more at http://www.stmarkschurch.net in the... Continue Reading →

Are You Living the Dark Night of the Soul


Today is the Feast Day of one of the Teachers of The Faith. December 14th each year is is the commemoration of St. John of the Cross. He died on this day 1591. John of the Cross gave us the... Continue Reading →

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