Category: In Isolation

  • In Isolation: April 30, “Go Gently, Go Lightly”

    Today marks the 40th and final day of the “In Isolation” blogs which I started on March 22. Well, first of all, it’s not because of a shortage of hymns and songs. There are hundreds more which could be added. Secondly, it’s not because our time of social isolation has ended. I’m convinced there’s much […]

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  • In Isolation: April 29, “Deep in Our Hearts”

    An introduction to this “In Isolation” blog series appears at the top of the March 22 post. “Deep in Our Hearts” is a widely used song with lyrics by John Oldham. Immediately accessible for congregations and choirs alike, the non-denominational, interfaith text offers a theme of unity and commonality. I asked John to write about […]

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  • In Isolation: April 28, “Where Are the Voices for the Earth?”

    An introduction to this “In Isolation” blog series appears at the top of the March 22 post. And on the Sixth Day: Those who have been following these blogs will be aware that I’ve decided to extend Earth Day awhile in these musings since this year marks its 50th anniversary. The optimist in me wants […]

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  • In Isolation: April 27, “I Am Your Mother”

    An introduction to this “In Isolation” blog series appears at the top of the March 22 post. And on the Fifth Day: Those who have been following these blogs will be aware that I’ve decided to extend Earth Day awhile in these musings since this year marks its 50th anniversary. After reading my April 19 […]

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  • In Isolation: April 26, “The Quiet of the Water”

    An introduction to this “In Isolation” blog series appears at the top of the March 22 post. Day Four of Earth Day/Week/Month. Walter Farquharson had his own motivation for the birthing of today’s poem which you can read in his commentary for “The Quiet of the Water”. Whenever I read or sing these words, however, […]

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  • In Isolation: April 25, “Give Thanks to God”

    An introduction to this “In Isolation” blog series appears at the top of the March 22 post. Earth Day Three. It feels quite natural to offer a Thanksgiving lyric to recognize Earth Day. Over the past four decades, I have had many rich experiences and profoundly meaningful relationships with the people of the Canadian prairies. […]

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  • In Isolation: April 24, “To Show by Touch and Word”

    An introduction to this “In Isolation” blog series appears at the top of the March 22 post. As mentioned in my April 23 entry, I’ve decided to honour this 50th anniversary year of Earth Day by selecting a series of hymn/song lyrics from the website which feature a focus on spirituality as related to ecology […]

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  • In Isolation: April 23, “Only One Earth”

    An introduction to this “In Isolation” blog series appears at the top of the March 22 post. “Only one…” Yesterday was Earth Day. Well, actually today is Earth Day. I try to write these blog entries on the night before they’re posted. So really I’m reflecting on the day but, here on the North American […]

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  • In Isolation: April 22, “Caterpillar”

    An introduction to this “In Isolation” blog series appears at the top of the March 22 post. “The song ‘Caterpillar’ invites laughter and play. For children, for adults, for adults who have forgotten how to be children.” Today’s opening words are from Walter Farquharson’s “Comments about Song”. I reached a point today where I could […]

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  • In Isolation: April 21, “As Children of Your Love”

    An introduction to this “In Isolation” blog series appears at the top of the March 22 post. A simple message from the heart today: As a prayer for all who are grieving the tragic and senseless losses in Nova Scotia, today I simply offer Walter’s words from a hymn we wrote together more than 45 […]

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