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Wild Wanderings

March 10, 2019
If I were to say to you, imagine the Yukon Territory, it is likely that your mind imagines cold, snow, maybe mountains, regardless of whether you've been there or not.…

Staying Up

March 3, 2019
It was a clear, cool, quiet night on Stoneleigh Lake in late August when I saw them for the first, and only time. Stoneleigh lake is one of the many…

Reasons to Forgive

February 24, 2019
In 2003 British journalist Marina Catacuzino was working in Iraq with photographer Brian Moody. She began to collect stories of people who had lived through trauma and injustice, particularly as…

Level Places

February 17, 2019
Walking around Cumberland's Coal Creek Historic Park one has trouble imagining what it must have been like when that swampy area was, as legend has it, “the largest Chinatown north…

A Calling

February 13, 2019
A question I often get asked is, “what made you decide to become a minister?” I think people ask it because it is perhaps not a career path they think…

Persistence Pays Off

February 3, 2019
When I was serving St. Andrew's in Victoria I spent one day a week at the University of Victoria as the Presbyterian Chaplain. The Multi-faith department was a joy to…

Full-bodied flavour

January 20, 2019
I recently had the incredible privilege of attending a Wine Study Class at 40 Knots winery just down the road. While I have always been intrigued by different wineries and…

Useful or Useless

January 6, 2019
In his Christmas classic “A child's Christmas in Wales” Dylan Thomas describes two kinds of gifts. There are the useful gifts which he writes were things like “engulfing mufflers of…

Wilderness Preparedness

December 9, 2018
For many of us preparations for Christmas are tied to memories. Each activity, each ornament, each tradition has the capacity to pull us into a memory. This is particularly obvious…