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It's Just Kevin's Corner

Thoughts from a Canadian Vicar

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February 2012

Anna Julia Haywood Cooper


Today the  Episcopalian commemorates the live of Anna Julia Haywood Cooper. A strong woman of faith who fought to be educated as an African-American woman, she was dedicated to the principles of Christian faith as expressed by Anglicans in the United States. It would serve... Continue Reading →

Remembering The Country Parson – George Herbert


Today the church commemorates the life of George Herbert. Herbert was a great priest of the church in the Late16th and early 17th centuries. He wrote plenty. When I was in Seminary at Huron University College in the mid 1990’s,... Continue Reading →

Humility for Lent


Hidden Greatness – Henri Nouwen There is much emphasis on notoriety and fame in our society. Our newspapers and television keep giving us the message: What counts is to be known, praised, and admired, whether you are a writer, an actor,... Continue Reading →

St. Matthias and Church Leadership


St. Matthias Today the Church keeps the Feast of St. Matthias. We know very little about this man. What we find of him is scripture is that he was chosen as the replacement for Judas ---- we all know his... Continue Reading →

Oh Please Come sit with me……


Today’s Epistle reading in the Eucharistic Lectionary is from James Chapter 2: My brothers and sisters, when you show favouritism you deny the faithfulness of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has been resurrected in glory. Imagine two people coming into your... Continue Reading →

Is Facebook a Place for Consolation?


Every day I receive another email reflection from the Henri Nouwen Society. It is a great way for me to start my day. The words are often, if not always, useful and instructive. Consolation is a beautiful word. It means... Continue Reading →

Learned last night: I am NOT a Priest


“There shall in that time be rumours of things going astray, erm, and there shall be a great confusion as to where things really are, and nobody will really know where lieth those little things with the sort of raffia-work... Continue Reading →

Let us not wish away a bad week, but enter further into it


“The truth that many people never understand, until it is too late, is that the more you try to avoid suffering the more you suffer because smaller and more insignificant things begin to torture you in proportion to your fear... Continue Reading →

What Makes You Come Alive?


“Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.” ― Howard Thurman Today I enter into the my last few hours of class as... Continue Reading →

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