Category: Essay

Obviously

I took my first bow today, my stage the worn, deep rose carpet of First United Church in Waterloo. I bowed three times, once with my fellow soloist and twice with the rest of the Laurier Singers. It felt utterly strange and a little… Continue Reading “Obviously”

Living a Bestseller (Why You Don’t Actually Want to & Why We Honour the Ones Who Did)

I hope you read every word, but if you’re short on time, read all the one sentence paragraphs. They carry an article all their own.

A Confession, a Soul Song, and a Blessing

Dear you, There were many ways I was going to start this post. I thought about the angel host and their audacious message to the shepherds, “Glory to God in the Highest and on earth, peace, good will toward men.” I spent a whole… Continue Reading “A Confession, a Soul Song, and a Blessing”

Soul Songs 8: O Love, That Will Not Let Me Go

On my cupboard door at school hangs a lovely water colour version of this text. Oh, don’t take my word for it: just look. It was brushed with love by a dear friend I met at teacher’s training; and even though she flew back… Continue Reading “Soul Songs 8: O Love, That Will Not Let Me Go”

Daily Bread

The last Saturday in September found me leisurely driving through the backroads of southern Ontario headed north. The leaves had started to turn, the corn had goldened, and every turn and hill and valley revealed some new splendour altogether lovely. Aspens and pines replaced… Continue Reading “Daily Bread”