Posts Categorized: From Monique

The Scent of Decay

The following post is from Pastor Monique’s blog on The Community. It is reprinted here for your reflection: (CC BY 2.0) Dawn Ellner, Flickr Here in Ottawa, there is no question that we have experienced one of the mildest Decembers in history. Snow did not cover our yards until mid-January, and it seemed to take… Read more

Plump Squirrels and Climate Change

My recent blog post on the Anglican Church of Canada’s site is found HERE. Hope you enjoy! (Admittedly it might be time for us to do something about those squirrels!) Here is the plain text here: I remember thinking that the roof would cave in. Thunderous, powerful sounds moved from above and landed on the… Read more

Christmas Eve Reflection

The reflection below is based on the following Gospel Reading ~ John 1:1-18 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things came into being through him, and without him not one thing came into being. What has… Read more

Some thoughts on Christmas…

Christmas is indeed around the corner! I think my first glimpse of Christmas product in a store this year happened around Thanksgiving and I’m quite sure I saw Christmas ornaments placed on shelves on the day of Halloween. On the one hand I often see this early Christmas excitement and wish stores would wait. Other… Read more

Everywhere, Everywhere, Everywhere

“Later that night I held an atlas in my lap ran my fingers across the whole world and whispered, where does it hurt? It answered everwhere everywhere everywhere.”  ~ Warsan Shire When I read the poem above, it captured how I was feeling in light of the world events of this week. That sense that hurt is… Read more

A Special Welcome to You…

We extend a special welcome to those who are single, married, divorced, widowed, gay, confused, rich, comfortable, or dirt poor. We extend a special welcome to those who are crying new-borns, skinny as a rake or could afford to lose a few pounds. You’re welcome if you are Old Huntley, New Carp, Not from Carp, or… Read more