Month: April 2020

  • In Isolation: April 20, “Christ of the Sad Face”

    An introduction to this “In Isolation” blog series appears at the top of the March 22 post. Sunday was a heartbreaking day in Canada. In addition to the predictable COVID-19 near-monopoly on the news cycle, word began spreading like a virus of totally unexpected horror from Nova Scotia. For those who may be reading this […]

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  • In Isolation: April 19, “Silent Spring Song”

    An introduction to this “In Isolation” blog series appears at the top of the March 22 post. I was first introduced to the work of biologist/researcher/author/ Rachel Carson while in secondary school. I was privileged to have a biology teacher who was so taken with her work that he coloured outside the lines in terms […]

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  • In Isolation: April 18, “Hear Us, Creator, as We Pray”

    An introduction to this “In Isolation” blog series appears at the top of the March 22 post. I’m thinking a lot about food today. Stories have begun to bubble up in frightening ways for those able to see the implications which lie within items not yet making it to prominent sections of the news cycle. […]

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  • In Isolation: April 17, “A Questioning Song”

    An introduction to this “In Isolation” blog series appears at the top of the March 22 post. I missed making a post yesterday. Christina and I were deep into another project all day and well into the night. When she came down to my studio to ask if I had “completed tomorrow’s ‘In Isolation’ post […]

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  • In Isolation: April 15, “When All Else Is Gone”

    An introduction to this “In Isolation” blog series appears at the top of the March 22 post. I was once an organist at a United Church of Christ congregation in Wisconsin. One day in 1966, while sitting together in the minister’s office and without any context I was aware of, he said to me, “You […]

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  • In Isolation: April 14, “Almond Blossom – Sign of Life”

    An introduction to this “In Isolation” blog series appears at the top of the March 22 post. Almonds and almond trees are mentioned a number of times in the Hebrew Scriptures. The blossoms are seen as a sign of approaching Spring and new life as well as a symbol of resurrection. Especially welcomed when winter […]

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  • In Isolation: April 13, “In Solitude”

    An introduction to this “In Isolation” blog series appears at the top of the March 22 post. What an odd day yesterday was. It was the church’s biggest day of the year when all of us would normally have been happily packed into chairs or pews. Instead, we were alone in the homes which are […]

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  • Projection Files for “Renewing Our Spirits”

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  • In Isolation: April 12, “No Empty Tomb”

    An introduction to this “In Isolation” blog series appears at the top of the March 22 post. This is the reflection Walter Farquharson wrote for “No Empty Tomb” on this website. Walter’s closing paragraph has drawn me into thinking about how bizarre Easter Sunday is this year. No gatherings of any kind: not for celebratory […]

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  • In Isolation: April 11, “Stay with Us” – Holy Saturday

    An introduction to this “In Isolation” blog series appears at the top of the March 22 post. I was determined not to duplicate my daily “In Isolation” music suggestions. However, the song that is absolutely right for this bridge day between Good Friday and Easter is “Stay with Us” which I selected for April 8. […]

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