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Beauty in the World and Precedented Times

a homily presented on a virtual Trinity College service on 9/23 readings were Judith 10.1-23 and Acts 19.1-10 Judith is a person that we don’t get to talk about much in sermons, or even in church at all. A heroine to rival Esther or Deborah, she’s shunted off to the Apocrypha and makes only rare… Continue reading Beauty in the World and Precedented Times

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Pen to Paper

  The healing journey is a crooked road.   I have been, at various stages of my life: a bartender, a university professor, a waitress, a professional singer in multiple genres, a kitchen manager, and in general a hopelessly flawed human being. I've been married three times to teach myself I'm not the marrying kind.… Continue reading Pen to Paper

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Gimme a Sign!

From a homily prepared for Trinity College Chapel, March 13, 2019 on Luke 11.29-32 and Jonah 3.1-10 this post also contains a bit of material from the earlier post "signs and wonders"  "Our earth is degenerate in these latter days. There are signs that the world is speedily coming to an end. Bribery and corruption… Continue reading Gimme a Sign!

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Sheep among the wolves

  a homily prepared for Trinity College Chapel, Toronto, Ontario on Matthew 10. 16-26   I think we need to start today’s homily not with theology, but with a bit of animal husbandry. I grew up in the country, familiar with farm residents like horses, milk-cows, cantankerous goats, rabbits, chickens, pigs, and yes, sheep. Sheep… Continue reading Sheep among the wolves

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Joan of Arc, Martin Luther, and my Grandma

   a homily preached at Trinity College Chapel on January 16, 2019 based on: Mark 1: 29-39 Growing up, I had three primary heroes: Joan of Arc, Martin Luther, and my Grandmother. My grandmother was a marvellous Swede transported to the Southern United States. She swore like a sailor, chain-smoked nearly until the day she died,… Continue reading Joan of Arc, Martin Luther, and my Grandma

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Review: 100 Day Happiness Planner (with flipthroughs)

When you go analog, you're constantly (if you're me) searching for planner perfection. Also, if you're me, you thrive on short-term planners versus the pressure of an entire year. Also also, if you're me, you regularly scroll through the interwebs looking for new and interesting planners. Enter a sale at indigo.ca (still going on!) and a… Continue reading Review: 100 Day Happiness Planner (with flipthroughs)