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Leaving Church: Guest Post by Danelle Landry Townsend

For six weeks, we’re exploring the question, “How do we walk out our faith in the midst of pain, suffering, disappointment, and loneliness,” with a book club discussion on Thursdays about Leaving Church by Barbara Brown Taylor. Today we’re coming back after a week off from … Continue reading

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Celebrating With An Olympic Feast

It’s hour nineteen in the mini-van on the second day of vacation.  Our legs ache and we’re giddy, singing silly songs when we round the familiar corner in Eganville, Ontario, just thirty minutes away from our final destination, the family … Continue reading

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Of Fireflies and Smiling Glances

Light casts her ethereal glow shadows in early morning and I want to capture her like fireflies in jars. Put her on my windowsill to remember her hope when the clouds of mundane roll in and darkness hovers on the … Continue reading

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Just for Today: It’s Enough

Sometimes clarity comes during the last swirl of claret sediment and a casual conversation over a kitchen island, among the spoons stuck with beans from last night’s chili and squiggles of yellow cheese lying like jigsaw puzzle. Harnessing fragmented thoughts to … Continue reading

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Tell Your Story, It Just Might Change Someone

As a pastor’s wife, I often defer to my husband to be the one with the voice when it comes to spiritual matters. After all, he is the one with the seminary degree, knowledge of the scriptures, the one asked … Continue reading

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Dinner Conversations and the Smell of Cold

“You can’t smell cold,” H says to the kids.  “Yes you can, you can smell it when it gets cold outside,” they rebuke.  And so the dinner conversation ensues. I tell them how creative I think it is to say you can … Continue reading

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