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… I guess when it rains it pours (at least here in Victoria).  Here’s another one I wrote for the Spiritually Speaking Blog. The more I wrote on this one, I realized I have about three of four postings along this line – so stay tuned for more ‘localism’ posts!  r

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“In whatever place you live, do not easily leave it.”   —Abba Anthony, 3rd century AD

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We live in an age characterized by increased mobility.  It is more and more common for us North Americans to live in many places, have several careers, and to travel often.  With this backdrop to our lives, the idea to settle down into a single place for the long haul… well, that seems kind of quaint, doesn’t it?

In spite of the odds, the notion of ‘rooting in place’ is becoming increasingly popular with some folks.  Read the rest of this entry »

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It’s been a while since I’ve had a chance to post.   I started working full-time in mid-March – and Meagan started another job too – and then Holy Week/Easter happened.  

Just coming up for air now.

Here’s a piece I wrote for yesterday’s spiritually speaking blog for the Times-Colonist newpaper here in Victoria:

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Yesterday morning I received a text from my wife asking whether I’d heard whether Gipp Forster had died.

I never got to meet Gipp.  Until recently, I’d never heard his name. Read the rest of this entry »

I waited patiently for the Lord. - Psalm 40

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