Noticings… (Weekly Spiritual Reflection)

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Noticings – May 24, 2023

I am currently mesmerized by a piece of music. It doesn’t happen very often, but when it does it’s a wonderful gift. The music is a new release by singer/songwriter Paul Simon. It’s called “Seven Psalms.” No, he isn’t setting biblical psalms to new music. He’s written new pieces that are very psalm-like. What does…

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Noticings – May 17, 2023

Tomorrow I will be officiating at a funeral for a lady from Trinity United (not Faith United). Most Noticings readers will know that Trinity was a church in nearby Bowmanville that closed in June of last year. Without their ‘home’ church to turn to they sought out the most recent minister who served at Trinity,…

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Noticings – May 10, 2023

As you may recall, my life is currently in a self-imposed state of chaos. We are doing a large-scale renovation of our kitchen and ensuite bath. When we purchased our home almost two years ago we knew we’d need to do these renos – and now we’re in it deep. The removal of the popcorn…

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Noticings – May 3, 2023

Like countless other Canadians, and people worldwide, I spent much of Tuesday listening to Gordon Lightfoot music, and feeling a little sad. I learned the news of his passing on Monday evening, and instantly I was taken back to when I was 13 years old. I remember the night so clearly. It was my very…

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Noticings – April 26, 2023

My house is chaos these days. We invited it. We have just begun a large-scale renovation of our kitchen and our ensuite bath. In for a penny, in for a pound (or several pounds, as the case may be). We have approximately two months of this chaos to look forward too, and then we get…

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Noticings…April 19, 2023

Most ministers serve in solo ministries so it is very important for us to carve out time for connecting with colleagues. I get together for coffee every Monday morning with just such a group. As with any group, over the course of time various people go through ups and downs, both personally and professionally. In…

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