These are unusual times. Or maybe these times are highlighting usual truths that are not usually noticed. Crisis has a way of pinpointing troubles and triumphs, deep in the heart, unheeded. It’s not the first time I’ve been in crisis. It’s not the second. But I find each new time I’m at a … [Read more...] about Prison or Palace?
I find myself with many many thoughts these days. Trying to allow my brain the time it needs to process the changes due to a global pandemic and most recently for us here in Nova Scotia, Canada with the tragic situation of a mass shooting and senseless act of evil. As a mental health worker I am … [Read more...] about He Holds The Future
Now Mary stood outside the tomb crying. As she wept, she bent over to look into the tomb and saw two angels in white, seated where Jesus’ body had been, one at the head and the other at the foot. They asked her, ‘Woman, why are you crying?’ ‘They have taken my Lord away,’ she said, ‘and I don’t know … [Read more...] about We Are Resurrection Gardeners
The other night while I was standing at the stove frying the falafel for dinner my four year old comes into the kitchen, takes his thumb out of his mouth, and asks “When are we allowed to see someone again? Is the sickness over yet?” He pops his thumb back in his mouth as he waits for my answer. I … [Read more...] about Grief, Lament & Covid 19
Where I live, we’ve all been told to stock up on food in the face of COVID-19. Before my workplace shut down, I joined the herd at the grocery store, trying to find food on the shelves that was imperishable. Food that lasts and does not spoil. I settled on spiced tuna and Kraft dinner. Don’t judge … [Read more...] about Imperishable
Church buildings all over the world are shutting their doors in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s a discouraging time, to say the least, to be forced to keep our distance from each other. But these decisions are wise and for the best, even if they are not easy. And so on this Sunday morning … [Read more...] about We Are The Church