Meaningful Eclipses

Yesterday I wasn’t in the office for not just one reason but two: a birthday and an eclipse. Both are rare events, although birthdays are far more common. My son Ian celebrated his third birthday, and those only come around once in a lifetime, even if we do celebrate birthdays...

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Mid-Summer Reflections 2

The smoke is threatening to clear today, although it has become a constant feature in our warmer-than-usual summer months. The wildfires in BC have cast a shroud across much of western Canada, and the current weather forecasts aren’t making it any easier for the crews battling the flames in the...

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Holiday Reflection

I am not on holidays, at least not yet. Because of an odd bit of scheduling for a wedding, I am not officially starting my holidays until this Friday, August 21st. It means I am here in the office preparing for a wedding on August 5th and worship on Sunday,...

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A Pillar Falls

Have you ever notice that at the beginning of worship, when the choir enters, that everyone in the congregation would stand up? There’s nothing printed in the bulletin that asks you to do so, there’s no cue from either myself or any of the choir to do so, and yet...

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Pentecost – God in the Midst of Crisis

“When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; when through the rivers, they won’t sweep over you.” –Isaiah 43:2 I need to begin by expressing a deep sense of gratitude to everyone who came out for the yard clean-up and garden work to get the church grounds...

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