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Thoughts from a Canadian Vicar

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August 2008

“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. Some days... Continue Reading →

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 not seen.... Continue Reading →

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 of you... Continue Reading →

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 to read... Continue Reading →

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 in rest,... Continue Reading →

Shabbat


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 is the... Continue Reading →

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 the close... Continue Reading →

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 sheer size... Continue Reading →

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