“The waves run up the shore”

The novel No Great Mischief, which is set in Canada, tells a story through the relationship of two brothers, Alex and Calum, and in part their shared childhood memories in Cape Breton Island. The author, Alistair MacLeod, tackles the conflict between the rise of individualism and family in the post modern world. There are soContinue reading ““The waves run up the shore””

“…in the deep heart’s core.”

We are half way through our journey of the season of Lent. Not only is spring but Easter itself is just around the corner! Some folks use this season as a time to be more intentional in self reflection and in pondering what is of value and importance in this gift of human life. AtContinue reading ““…in the deep heart’s core.””

“…just around the corner…”

What fun to read Arnold Lobel’s books Frog and Toad to my grandchildren. Yet I have to confess that as I read them, I do so, as much for myself as for those on my lap. Here we are at the beginning of March, surely spring is just around the corner. That was Frog’s thought,Continue reading ““…just around the corner…””

“To sing is to pray twice”

There might be some debate if these words “to sing is to pray twice” are truly words of Augustine. Some suggest they could be attributed to Martin Luther, and on and on it goes! During this pandemic not only are we missing the opportunity to gather together for worship, yet even when two or threeContinue reading ““To sing is to pray twice””