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The Ritual

Sunday, June 4, 2023

The word "ritual" often carries an aura of mysticism, conjuring up a negative vibe. But a ritual can be simply defined as an action repeatedly done in the same way. A ritual needn't require hocus-pocus or incantations, but can simply be a … Read more

Memorable Meals

Thursday, November 24, 2022

Many cultures have a tradition of harvest celebration involving a special meal. Remembering the reason for the gathering is what makes it so special. People in the USA celebrate Thanksgiving at the end of November. At this time of year my … Read more

Meet Our Dinner Guests

Monday, September 21, 2020

Today, I'd like you to meet Chippy and Red, our regular dinner guests this summer. Chippy is a chipmunk; Red is a red squirrel. They live in our backyard and join our evening meals on the deck. It didn't start smoothly, however. Red kept … Read more

The Moral Way To Eat

Friday, June 26, 2020

Recently, I heard the following advice from a scientist explaining digestion: Before eating, pause and take a few moments to be thankful. This allows your brain time to signal your parasympathetic nervous system, which is responsible for … Read more

And Yet, Jesus Served Judas!

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

I remember years ago watching a parishioner stomp out of every communion service because a participating brother was "not living right". Today, such behaviour may seem over-reactive and judgmental. Still, we surely wonder: How can light … Read more

The Broken Rabbit

Thursday, March 22, 2018

The day was sunny and warm, and because we have big picture windows, the sun warmed up our living room quite nicely and also showed me the dust bunnies that had accumulated on my end tables, my coffee table, and my laminate floor. I … Read more

Best Meal Ever

Sunday, February 4, 2018

According to my wife, I eat some strange things. My wife and I come from different regions of South Carolina, and we have different eating habits. On one of our earlier dates, she was fixing my dinner plate. Out of habit, I said, "Make … Read more

Under The Influence

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Occasionally, I purchase an item which I neither need nor want. Afterwards, I hit myself on the head and wonder how I could be so dimwitted. The explanation is simple: Such dimwitted impulses happen when I am shopping under the influence … Read more

A Meal For All Time

Thursday, April 13, 2017

The evening that Jesus shared His last Passover meal with His disciples was an evening full of remarkable events. From the washing of feet to the treachery of Judas, it was an evening that would change lives, and change history. One of … Read more

Love Story

Friday, March 20, 2015

As a young adult who was fond of long hair, I noticed that, with few exceptions, many female movie stars had shortened hair styles. I recall the 1970 movie, Love story: Actress Ali MacGraw revived the trend of long hair in the film … Read more

Holy Communion

Sunday, May 4, 2014

It was during our regular Sunday service, while taking part in the breaking of bread and sharing the cup of the new covenant, that I thought about the words community, commune, and communion. Each word begins with "commun" but ends … Read more

The Red Boxes

Monday, December 9, 2013

Tradition has a way of finding a place in many of the seasonal events in which we participate. In our family though, Christmas seems to have quite a few — from the trimming of the tree, to the Christmas dishes I set the table with, and … Read more


Friday, July 20, 2012

When I was a young amateur guitarist, I would go to a lounge on a military base in Toronto to sit in ("jam", as we called it) with a bunch of local jazz musicians. I was the kid in the … Read more

The Cup Of Redemption

Sunday, March 7, 2010

During one Lenten season, our church held a special presentation: Christ in the Passover. Hearing Jesus depicted as the Passover Lamb, I was inspired by the beautiful setting in which our Saviour instituted the Lord's Supper and shared this special … Read more

The Mishap

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Last Advent, there was a mishap in our tiny congregation. As the church was being decorated for Advent, the baby Jesus was inadvertently dropped and broken. Although the figurine was mended and thus able to take its place within the … Read more

By Reputation Alone

Tuesday, November 1, 2005

Recently, we were planning a conference, and the person the committee approached to be the speaker was unable to accept. Instead, he gave us the name of another speaker whom he thought would be a wonderful speaker for us. The … Read more


Sunday, February 16, 2003

Via e-mail, a friend and I share our love of proverbs and wise sayings. Whether these words of wisdom are inspiring, funny, or sad, they are always thought-provoking. One day, while widowhood was still very new, and I was filled … Read more

Search Me, O God

Monday, August 13, 2001

Over the years, I have been the chief cook and bottle washer. I cleaned, cooked, did the laundry, cut the grass, did the gardening, shovelled snow in winter, looked after the children. You name it; I did it — even … Read more

Memories In The Cemetery

Thursday, April 12, 2001

I really don't like cemeteries. It's not that I'm afraid of them, but they give me a kind of eerie feeling. So it was with a little reluctance that I allowed my wife to talk me into buying some flowers … Read more

Remembering: What We Owe To Christ

Wednesday, January 22, 1997

How good is your memory? Mine is not as good as it might be. Most people have, in various places around the house, framed photographs of parents or family members or friends. Hopefully we don't forget these people, but the … Read more

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