Category Archives: Creation Care

Choosing Brave Over Braced: Living As If My Life Depended on It

An interesting blog post on living with poultry and with danger? Do you live braced or brave? I think I live in between. Choosing Brave Over Braced: Living As If My Life Depended on It.

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Back for Fall

I’ve been gone for a season, but I’m glad to be back. It seems like a long time, but I was glad for the break from weekly posting. My fingers haven’t been idle, though. Here are a few of the … Continue reading

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The Fertility of Barrenness

I begin this year’s Lent journey with a confession of failure. The photo above shows you what has become of the indoor garden I hoped would sustain me in these last weeks of winter as my ice bound soul longs … Continue reading

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Pete Seeger Tribute

Pete Seeger helped me grow in faith. As a teenager in the late sixties, I got to spend my summers working at a Mennonite Bible Camp. This is where I encountered Pete Seeger’s songs. I loved singing songs like his … Continue reading

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Peace in the bleak midwinter

We finally made it out to our favoured retreat spot this weekend. But it was cold, and windy, and we never managed to stay outside for more than 20 minutes. Once we had warmed the place we enjoyed our natural … Continue reading

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On Linden Trees, roots and vision

This fall my congregation, Charleswood Mennonite Church,  turned 50. To mark the occasion we celebrated with good stories, food, music, fun, and ritual. The ritual that completed our Sunday morning worship included planting a Linden tree to mark the occasion. The … Continue reading

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Overwhelmed with wonder

The antiphon in this morning’s reading in Common Prayer:A Liturgy for Ordinary Radicals (Zondervan 2010) Struck me as I read it and then stuck with me as I cycled to work in the crisp fall air. “Overwhelm us with wonder, … Continue reading

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