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The Gift Of Presence

Have you ever stopped to think about how much of our lives are spent rushing here and there, doing this and that - with minimal and superficial interaction with those around us? Parents spend hours in mini-vans carting kids from one activity to another. This once was...

Talk What You Know

In Matthew 12:33-37, Jesus said, “A tree is identified by its fruit…Whatever is in your heart determines what you say. A good person produces good things from the treasury of a good heart, and an evil person produces evil things from the treasury of an evil heart. And...

Great Expectations

So there it sits, wedged in amongst the recycling, gathering dust in all of its unmerited magnificence.  Recently, my husband called me, bursting with excitement, to say he had found a commercial theatre-style popcorn-maker for the church for sale online. The good...

Excuse Me While I Chew

Unsustainable. That word describes the kind of life far too many of us find ourselves living.   As a child, I was duly tutored in proper table etiquette. Don’t talk with a mouthful. Don’t chew with your mouth open. Finish the food in your mouth before adding more....

Crack It Open

The other day, my husband, Mark, and I had a spur-of-the-moment visit from another clergy couple. After getting caught up on the happenings in each other’s lives, we spent time praying for one another’s families and the needs of other families in our community. It was...

Three Simple Words

Three simple words. That’s all He asked. But I couldn’t say them. No, that not true. I wouldn’t say them. In the spring of 1981, I stood wedging a piece of clay in my Art 12 class at Stanley Humphries High School. One table away, a vivacious blonde-haired dropout had...

Beauty For Ashes

Have you ever tried to create a master-piece and ended up with a royal mess instead? Years ago when visiting family in Belgium, I decided to make a Black Forest cake for my mom’s birthday. The cake was fine, it was the icing that presented the challenge. I made three...

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