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Sweetgrass, Incense and Reconciliation

A few Sundays ago, in anticipation of the Reconciliation Walk my pastor, Ken Shigematsu spoke with humility, wisdom and compassion, asking for forgiveness from those affected by Residential Schooling and the repercussions of colonialism, on behalf of the Christian church. 530 more words

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Wisdom of the Rose Trellis

“Rose Trellis” iPhoto DS 2017

There was a time when the family bloomed full red roses with green leaves. Yes, there were thorns but they were hidden (albeit sharply felt here and there). 317 more words


A Place to Pray

A French Lilac hedge, a grey stone house, and an upstairs window with a ledge seat overlooking the garden – these were parts of the place I had chosen as my prayer spot. 692 more words


First Time Ever

An e-mail arrives to the in box with the subject line: No Service Tomorrow Due to Snow. The church is closed – what? No one can be found in time to clear the parking lot. 707 more words


Spend a Good 1/2 Hour with God

This is the “homework” after my Tyndale University College & Seminary message on “God Speaking in the Spectacular & in the Silence” from 1 Kings 19:1-13 (Elijah story). 670 more words

Preaching for Transformation

This is a workshop I presented at the Lester Randall Preaching Fellowship, October 25, 2016 at Yorkminster Baptist Church, Toronto www.LesterRandall.com

This is the outline I developed: 951 more words