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The messed-up church and a handful of raspberries

2019-02-12T11:14:26+00:00December 1st, 2016|Categories: Blogs, The Blooming Reverend|

I remember it very clearly. On November 18th I was out in the backyard, revelling in the warm sunshine and picking beautiful red raspberries. I looked around at the garden and saw a nice green patch of kale. There was a wide selection of fresh herbs like thyme, mint, tarragon [...]

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The Moon of Winter Time

2019-03-01T09:35:59+00:00November 28th, 2016|Categories: Blogs, The Messy Table|Tags: , , , , , |

Translation is an act of hope. We believe that a story can leap between contexts and cultures and from one language into another.  To translate is to trust that truth will travel with you. Let’s begin this Advent journey with translation. And let’s take Jean de Brébeuf as our guide. [...]

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Inside and Inside

2019-04-04T09:39:21+00:00October 10th, 2016|Categories: Blogs, The Messy Table|Tags: , |

The end of the Record jostles all sorts of things, smallest of which is my own blogging schedule. The Messy Table has been a good place for me to organize some on my thoughts and archive some of our family landmarks.  Alongside the finished pieces, I have an appropriately [...]

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Shaped

2019-04-18T11:56:03+00:00August 29th, 2016|Categories: Blogs, The Messy Table|Tags: , , , , |

Plum will be starting nursery at the end of next week. At the beginning of the summer, we received a welcome package from the school. There were photos of his teachers and photos of the classroom. There was also a well-written sheet of helpful hints to help us all [...]

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Left me crying just thinking about it

2016-07-18T16:35:30+00:00July 18th, 2016|Categories: Blogs, The Messy Table|Tags: , , , , |

Last week at the school, one of the other mothers caught my eye. It was just before the gates opened and the parents crowded into the playground to pick up their kids at the end of the school day.

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Post-camping

2016-07-11T16:54:44+00:00July 11th, 2016|Categories: Blogs, The Messy Table|Tags: , |

This morning is about post-camping messiness. My house smells like wood smoke, there are raincoats hanging in the shower and a mountain of laundry stared at me from the kitchen floor. Plum has claimed the abandoned mattress rolls and sleeping bags for fort-building material and sometime after I finish this [...]

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