2019-03-12T16:15:41-04:00October 31st, 2016|Categories: Miscellaneous, The Messy Table|Tags: , |

It’s evening now and we’ve had the last of the trick-or-treaters. My own kids are safely home, tired, sugared and happy. They were worried about this evening. It wasn’t set to be the best Halloween ever because they inconveniently had choir practise at 6:15 and there could never be [...]

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Every. Little. Thing.

2016-07-22T05:21:53-04:00July 22nd, 2016|Categories: Miscellaneous|Tags: , , |

Not long ago, I received word that my family physician is going to be retiring at the end of September.  I’m particularly sad about this, because he’s one of those “old school” doctors who takes the Hippocratic Oath very seriously, who still makes house calls when necessary, and who almost [...]

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We’ll be light

2016-04-25T16:42:26-04:00April 25th, 2016|Categories: Blogs, Miscellaneous, The Messy Table|Tags: , , , , |

  The psalmist pulled my sleeve this morning right when everything else was quiet. Sunshine pooled on the carpet in the living room where Plum sat building a tower with his bright plastic blocks. Beangirl was home sick with the wobbles and lay curled up on the sofa under a [...]

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This time with my eyes open

2016-03-29T04:18:18-04:00March 29th, 2016|Categories: Blogs, Miscellaneous, The Messy Table|

This time last year, I was part of a travelling Palm Sunday play with the Spark Festival of Worship and the Arts in Edinburgh. On a chilly Sunday afternoon, we walked through the city, actors, storytellers and a broad range of audience members together. The lines between these categories perhaps [...]

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Seeing for ourselves

2016-03-21T17:13:54-04:00March 21st, 2016|Categories: Blogs, Miscellaneous, The Messy Table|Tags: , , , |

  Plum has been coughing in the night a lot of late which inevitably means I get more night-time visits. Often, I’m indulgent and we cuddle for a long time. But (when I am more wakeful) I remind myself that we are trying to instil in him some night-time independence, [...]

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Is it good luck to plant seeds while wearing your bathrobe?

2016-03-18T18:09:31-04:00March 18th, 2016|Categories: Blogs, Miscellaneous, The Blooming Reverend|

I have heard that you can ensure greater garden success by planting during certain phases of the moon (who knows? I can’t say I’ve tried it). This morning, however, when I was out in the early morning sunshine, I wondered what might. Perhaps planting seeds while wearing just the right [...]

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