In the stillness

“Somewhere we know that without silence words lose their meaning, that without listening speaking no longer heals, that without distance closeness cannot cure.” ~Henri J. M. Nouwen~ It is early morning and over my left shoulder, the sky begins to blush with splashes of seashell pink behind the spruce peaks.  While I cannot see it &hellip Continue reading »

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Going Deep

A few weeks ago, my husband and I went exploring the farm property I purchased a year ago to celebrate my 50th birthday. It is a combination of marsh, field and forest situated on a sunny mountain slope overlooking the bay and the eastern boundary is a small creek at the bottom of a gorge. &hellip Continue reading »

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Summer rain (Mondays, with gratitude#18)

The past two weeks have been particularly full, and so my reflections on gratitude in this time have been fleeting ones, brief prayerful murmurs of thankfulness lifted up and released, like feathers on the breeze. Truth is that I’ve barely touched my computer and putting my thoughts in order had to be postponed until a &hellip Continue reading »

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Buy Local: Veggie Heaven

When Mindy mentioned her garden-share program last winter, I signed up immediately.   Although there have been a few of these opportunities emerging in other parts of our province , this was the first I had heard of in my rural area and I was thrilled to support her endeavours (and to supplement my own struggling &hellip Continue reading »

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Goosetongue greens

I live at the edge of a bay where land and sea come gently together…we have neither the majesty of extreme mountain ranges nor the fury of open ocean…but enjoy a  place of transition, where time has eroded the mountains and salt tides  have softened landforms to create marshes rich and green. In mid-summer, you &hellip Continue reading »

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The fullness of time (Mondays, with gratitude #14)

Time has been on my mind for the past two weeks. (In particular ‘the fullness of time’…how I love that phrase…it takes time and stretches it beyond horizons and seasons and  generations and mountains…it makes this single moment insignificant and significant beyond measure). Two weeks ago, I set time aside…literally… to escape with a friend, &hellip Continue reading »

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Mondays, with Gratitude

“Sometimes I need only to stand wherever I am to be blessed.” Mary Oliver ~~~ May days have been filled with passings and transitions from here to there.  Funerals, retirements, crazy busy work to non-work, a wet spring sprinkled with the odd day of sunshine, summer trying so desperately to find its way through the &hellip Continue reading »

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Mondays, with gratitude

Today was a glory day… birdsong, music, pleasing work, a sense of accomplishment, warmth….oh, the warmth.  Such moments of joyous bliss that can only be fully appreciated by those who survived the storms of winter and spent the day in bare feet, growing freckles as the world begins to breathe again. Grateful for gifts, grand &hellip Continue reading »

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