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The Moon of Winter Time

2019-03-01T09:35:59-04:00November 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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Isaiah, listening

2019-03-01T10:30:38-04:00November 14th, 2016|Categories: The Messy Table|Tags: , , , |

I have spent too much time this week reading. There are too many hard stories to read. The American election did not turn out as anyone expected, and fear and anger are filling the public sphere. I have tried to write about fear and about anger. About hope and love [...]

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Rainy Days and Beautiful Ceilings

2019-03-13T16:32:12-04:00October 24th, 2016|Categories: The Messy Table|Tags: , , , , |

Yesterday was a rainy day – a kids-off-school, cold-and-drizzly, practically-grim-November rainy kind of day.  None of us could really settle into anything. There was lots of dumping toys out on the floor only to abandon them again and choose something new. There was lots of tidying up. In the [...]

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Bread and Trees

2019-04-04T09:59:28-04:00October 3rd, 2016|Categories: The Messy Table|Tags: , , , , |

Sometimes it is the stories that don’t quite fit. The off-balance ones and those that sit in-between. They catch our eye and hold our attention. Like celebrating Thanksgiving with a story about the day after the feast. This coming Sunday, the lectionary points us towards John 6 and a [...]

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Beside the Waters

2019-04-12T15:25:28-04:00September 26th, 2016|Categories: The Messy Table|Tags: , , , |

There is something about sitting by the water. It’s timeless and moving. Renewing and still. The paradox settles well with us. We’re creatures of water. Last week BBC Radio broadcast a documentary, by Sir David Attenborough, exploring evidence that our earliest ancestors may have been river people rather than [...]

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My Onion Heart

2019-04-15T10:42:31-04:00September 19th, 2016|Categories: The Messy Table|Tags: , , , |

I often turn to the ArtWay website   when I’m looking for something new, but this week, I found a poem there that made the familiar worth watching. ArtWay is a Dutch website that curates the intersection of art and faith and the poem is Luci Shaw’s poem “Peeling the [...]

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Shiny Pants and Dancing

2019-05-21T16:36:48-04:00August 22nd, 2016|Categories: The Messy Table|Tags: , , |

This is how Canadians face down death, with shiny pants and dancing. #TheHip — Stacy King (@stacyking) August 21, 2016 On Saturday night, we stayed up for the Hip. Back in May, the Spouse wrote a piece about Gord Downie’s poetry and cancer diagnosis . He ended it with [...]

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2019-06-10T14:43:24-04:00August 9th, 2016|Categories: The Messy Table|Tags: , , , , , |

“Why read The Wind in the Willows when you can be Ratty or Mole?” Kathleen Winter My house is cluttered with books, and all the more so because it is summer. My two older kids have signed up for a reading challenge at the local library and every few [...]

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And suddenly, he is drawing.

2016-06-20T14:35:38-04:00June 20th, 2016|Categories: Blogs, The Messy Table|Tags: , , , |

And suddenly, he is drawing. Last week, Plum drew a picture of his Daddy, complete with beard. This week, ladybugs, leaves, aliens with eyebrows and even a self-portrait. It’s wonderful watching all this erupt. Of course, we’ve seen his creativity before – his playing with language, sorting the world out by [...]

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