Category Archives: Gardening

Companions of Change

Canada Geese migrate over Manitoba. They add colour and context to our life rhythms. A few stay around all summer, but in spring and fall they become our special companions as we prepare for significant changes. Their various calls and … Continue reading

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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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Happy Summering!

Summer in Manitoba is too short to spend at a laptop. During the long winter months sign of NDD, nature deficit disorder, appear in the lives of all but the hardiest among us. But now, days are long, temperatures mild, … 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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Growing in Winter Seasons

Christmas is over, but its memories and lessons linger. I’ve swept up the pine needles and placed the drying Manitoba Spruce tree into a snow drift outside our living room window as a reminder of celebration and green in the … 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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