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Who Would Do It?

Who Would Do It?

Who Would Do It? This story has the shortest verse in the bible. “Jesus wept.” Sit with that and let it sink in. Welcome your own tears and irritability. Your fear and anxiety and boredom and for...

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Sight & Insight

Sight & Insight

Sight and Insight Here is an invitation to let your eyes fall on the quotes until your heart signals it would like to linger with one. Then rest there and let the words fall into your heart.  "There...

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Living Source

Living Source

Living Source by Janice MacLean I traveled with a friend to the crypt of church in Nablus in Palestine where, by tradition, the story of the woman at the well takes place. There was a well. There...

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Questions?

Questions?

Written by Catherine Smith, Sackville NB.  Catherine shares her writing and her passion for rural ministries at Hem of the Light.  Holy One All through Lent You have fed us with questions. What is...

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A Gratitude Journal for Lent

A Gratitude Journal for Lent

Practicing thankfulness is a power that turns our heart toward Love and that energy heals the world. Here is a Gratitude practice you can use during Lent. Copy the page for the six weeks of Lent or...

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Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday brings us back to Earth. What are these ashes? Perhaps they are last Easter’s palm hosanna’s waved in joy, now presented to the fire. Once full of life, now grey-shadowed dust...

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The Hours of Christmas Day

The Hours of Christmas Day  Praying the Hours is an ancient tradition and spiritual practice offered to hallow each day. Keeping the Hours began as prayers of the people. The ordinary workday was...

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Practicing Advent

Practicing Advent

Advent happens and it is beyond our control. Advent happens whether we have all the time in the world or a little bit. That’s the truth Jesus is teaching in this tiny parable. “From the fig tree...

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Breathing into Advent

Breathing into Advent

I trust in the long arc of Goodness. Right now, we are somewhere “betwixt and between.” Some familiar things must end so new things can begin. Some things break down so something better things can...

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Running toward Bethlehem

Running toward Bethlehem

The shepherds went “with haste” to Bethlehem. “They left, running” says The Message translation. I like this image. Men, boys, running toward Bethlehem through the field, running, in the deep dark...

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Lent Calendar – 40 Gestures

Lent Calendar – 40 Gestures

40 Gestures Supporting Mindfulness & Presence Lent Getting ready for the Mystery of Easter. Lent A slow showing of God in the ordinary. Lent 40 days of noticing life shining in the mystery of...

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Curiosity

Curiosity

Curiosity Read Matthew 2:1-12 “… they set out; and there, ahead of them, went the star that they had seen at its rising until it stopped over the place where the child was.” (v.9) Meditation This...

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Seeing

Seeing

Seeing Read Luke 3:15-17, 21-22 “…the people were filled with expectation, and all were questioning in their hearts concerning John, whether he might be the Messiah.” v.15 Meditation The in-between...

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Emptying

Emptying

Emptying Read John 2:1-11 “Fill the jars with water.” And they filled them up to the brim. “Now draw some out, and take it to the chief steward.” (v.7,8) Meditation This in-between space of living...

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Inhabiting Advent

Inhabiting Advent

Inhabiting Advent 
 by Janice MacLean These months of COVID have given us practice in waiting, in longing, in wondering, in watching. These good Advent words have a different sense as they pull us...

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This Moment

This Moment

This Moment by Janice MacLean They wait. They visit the Temple. They do their routine, day in and day out. So, when an ordinary couple with a tiny baby in her arms and the meagre sacrifice of two...

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An Image for Our Time

An Image for Our Time

This is a mandorla.  It’s a good image for this span of time. Mandorla means “almond” in Italian. It is the space where two circles intersect, where two opposites come together. I think of it is a...

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So, Are You a King?

So, Are You a King?

SO, ARE YOU A KING? Year B – Reign of Christ Sunday: John 18:33-37. By Hugh Farquhar Next Sunday is traditionally called “Christ the King Sunday,” now referred to in my tradition as “Reign of Christ...

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Let Us

“LET US” Year B: Twenty-fifth after Pentecost: Hebrews 10: 11-18; 19-25 By Hugh Farquhar When our oldest offspring was going through the telling corny jokes phase of childhood, he asked me what one...

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A Knack for Noticing

A KNACK FOR NOTICING By Hugh Farquhar  Year B – Twenty-fourth after Pentecost: Mark12;38-44. Jesus and his disciples were in the Temple courtyard in Jerusalem, near where people came to drop their...

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