Advent Calendar 2017

Advent Calendar 2017

A special gift for you from the Prayer Bench, an Advent calendar. Each day from December 1 to New Year’s Day, it offers you a practice or gesture for creating hope, peace, joy and love in complicated times. Your Advent calendar is available as a free instant...
Unbearable Saints

Unbearable Saints

These are the thin days of Hallow’s Eve, All Saints and Souls when we offer thanks for those who linger with us and the souls who come to find us. Here among us are the saints-in-making the challenging one, close by or far away the incredibly rude one the smoker...
Blessing for a Website

Blessing for a Website

After many months of conversation and design, a website is launched. The Rev. Dr. Linda Yates wrote this blessing, and offers it as a model for others looking for a website blessing. Blessing of the Lower and Middle Musquodoboit Website (mvuc.ca) One: Gracious One,...
Moon When the Plums are Scarlet

Moon When the Plums are Scarlet

“Moon When the Plums are Scarlet” This is one of the poetic names for the September moon. It’s also known as the “Corn Moon.” The October moon will be the “Harvest Moon” this year, but this full moon, hanging close to the...