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It's Just Kevin's Corner

Thoughts from a Canadian Vicar

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November 2007

Lively Leanne’s Lessons


We are only a couple of short days away from Advent. Hard to imagine that Advent is not here yet when we have had the commercial carnival known as Christmas up to full mach 2 having been launched right after... Continue Reading →

This is my Brother Darryl and…


  In doing a little research today I discovered that the name DARRYL means “beloved.” Its’ origins are English and the word means almost literally “from Arielle” in France. It is an interesting choice of a name for my brother... Continue Reading →

A Gifted Parish


This past weekend was a big one indeed. Friday was our 8th Annual Celebrity Steak BBQ and Auction. A great night and good time for all 230 present. While it raised great funds for the Raising the Roof Fund it... Continue Reading →

A Bazaar Restoration Project


Fundraising can really be “fun raising.” We are in the very height of it all here at St. Mark’s by-the-Lake for the next week or so. Saturday was our annual Fall Bazaar. That has meant that for the past few... Continue Reading →

Elvis Has Left The Building! – Don Harvey Leaves the Church


Well it has happened at long last. Don Harvey, the “retired” bishop of Eastern Newfoundland and Labrador is taking his leave. Do I believe this is sad news for the Anglican Church of Canada? Yes I do – but not... Continue Reading →

DON’T ASSUME THAT YOU KNOW IT ALL


Admittedly, I did not begin my day well for a variety of reasons which I will not go into.  I just not get started well and I was not looking forward to the day at all. But, my professor of... Continue Reading →

MY OWN ALBERT THE GREAT


My Uncle Albert (My father’s brother) used to enter our house each evening after supper and announce his presence from the porch with the word – Hoiiiiiiiii! It was classic – one of those moments that you wait for each... Continue Reading →

Coming Together


“No single tradition monopolizes the truth. We must glean the best values of all traditions and work together to remove the tensions between traditions in order to give peace a chance.” Thich Nhat Hanh, Vietnamese Buddhist Monk and Scholar  ... Continue Reading →

The End of an Era


You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me.  ~C.S. Lewis A few years ago I was in Victoria, BC taking a week of respite in February. I should say, straight... Continue Reading →

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