New Home With Garden Plots


*A word of warning, this post about home and gardening may wander a bit. I hope you will stay with me, and in the end find that it does indeed all connect together.

If you have stories about receiving or sharing a garden’s bounty please feel free to leave them in the comments below.

I moved at the beginning of the month. I had been in my previous apartment for almost 13 years. My landlord wanted to renovate, and so I started to look for a new home a few months ago. Eventually I rented a house from friends who have left the province.

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The old apartment building which I called home for almost a quarter of my life.

There’s a variety of things I’ve noticed. The first is that I’m sleeping better at night. The apartment I was in had an old, basically useless, air-conditioner, and windows that only opened north, so there was no airflow. Being on the third floor, the hot air would rise and for several weeks every year sleep would become very difficult. Continue reading

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August 2nd Sermon John 6:24-35


This week marks the second week in a row that the lectionary’s Gospel reading deals with John Chapter 6. This chapter mainly focuses on the feeding of the 5,000 and what it means for Jesus to be the “bread of life.”  The next three weeks in August will also deal with this chapter, and I hope to post a sermon for each week. This being the first week in August, this sermon was preached at St. Mark’s Anglican here in Winnipeg. The remaining three sermons will be preached at St. Philip’s.

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John 6:24‐35

6:24 So when the crowd saw that neither Jesus nor his disciples were there, they themselves got into the boats and went to Capernaum looking for Jesus. 6:25 When they found him on the other side of the sea, they said to him, “Rabbi, when did you come here?” 6:26 Jesus answered them, “Very truly, I tell you, you are looking for me, not because you saw signs, but because you ate your fill of the loaves. Continue reading

Five Thousand Feasted*


This Sunday’s Gospel reading from the Lectionary was Matthew 14:13-21. This is commonly called the Feeding of the Five Thousand. My sermon from this morning is entitled Five Thousand Feasted*.

The asterisk is important because it serves as a reminder that story tells us that there were Five Thousand men, along with women and children.  I think this is an important aspect of the story, which I bring attention to in the sermon.

Five Thousand Feasted*: Sermon for the Eighth Sunday After Pentecost. (RCL)

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