It's Just Kevin's Corner

Thoughts from a Canadian Vicar


February 2016

Leap Year Saints

If you happen to be a Saint and you happen to die or get killed in a  Leap year on February 29th - I guess you only get celebrated every four years! Ok - Not really -- your date is... Continue Reading →

Hope – a Feathered Thing

Hope, is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul and sings the tune without the words and never stops at all. ~ Emily Dickinson In today's Gospel at church we hear the story of the Fig Tree. It is... Continue Reading →

The Country Parson’s Lenten Call

Today the Church celebrates the life of poet, priest, and writer George Herbert. While at Huron University College in the mid nineties, I read the Country Parson for the first time.  It was a formative book for me when I read... Continue Reading →


We as individuals suffer incalculable harm when we are unwilling to forgive. We hold ourselves captives, suffering in our own cell of envy and hate. It is a soul-sucking place to reside.

Madonna & Child in FLA

My friend Joe sent my a great Sunday Opinion piece from the New York Times. - It's titled Gadsden Finds God. It is the story of what can happen when people put energy, effort, care, and love into the most... Continue Reading →

I am a Betrayer and a Lover 

This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. No one has greater love than this, to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. You are my friends if you do what I command you.... Continue Reading →

A Bruised Reed He Will Not Break

So Polycarp is celebrated by the church today. Not yesterday. Did any of you catch that? Was one of those days. Where I was reading my computer screen with my eyes crossed. This resulted in seeing Polycarp underneath the daily... Continue Reading →

Polycarp and Tears 

May the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the eternal high priest himself, the Son of God Jesus Christ, build you up in faith and truth and in all gentleness and in all freedom from anger and... Continue Reading →

Are You Listening 

DignityWe give dignity to each other by the way we listen to each other, in a spirit of trust and dying to oneself so that the other may live, grow and give. Jean Vanier, From Brokenness to Community, p.36 Listening!... Continue Reading →

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