Meditations

Enjoy reading these thought-provoking and often humorous meditations about living a life of faith, facing life’s challenges and looking at the world around us with curiosity and wonder. Contributions come from our ministry personnel and members of the congregation. 

 


 

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Choosing Faith Over Fear

– Spirit Sisters meditation, October 2020 A few years ago I experienced a painful tingling sensation across the middle of my back. I assumed – because of my extensive television medical knowledge – it was shingles, even though I saw no evidence of a rash. After an examination, my doctor told me that, sometimes, when we’re under a great deal of stress – which I was at the time – ...
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Simple Pleasures

Autocorrect was write. I mean, right. At the end of summer, a friend emailed to tell me she was busy canning all the fruits and veggies of her labour. I replied, “Sounds like you’re heavily ensconced in the work of your garden.” Autocorrect jumped in – as autocorrect does - with an unsolicited correction. Changing my comment to ‘heavenly’ ensconced. In this case, autocorrect was right. The tasks of preparing ...
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Light and Rainbows

I have been intrigued and in awe of rainbows and prisms since I was a young child. Many years ago, I hung a single glass prism in the east facing window of our cottage to catch the morning light. Over the years, I have shared my enthusiasm for prisms and rainbows with many of my cottage guests—gently setting the prism in motion on a sunny morning to fill the room ...
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What am I forgetting?

It started a few months ago. I woke suddenly from a deep sleep. Certain I had something important to do, but no idea what it was. My first thought was to wake my husband. Ask him. He’s usually good at remembering such things - it seemed an obvious solution. I was about to rest my hand on his shoulder, when, becoming more fully aware of the time – 1:26am, I ...
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Farewell from Bill Smith

Dear Friends at ERMUC As my time at Edith Rankin Memorial ‘officially’ comes to a close, I want to write and thank you all for your support, encouragement and love during the past year as I served as one of your supply ministers. So much of ministry went on during this time, from Birth to Death, from Sacrament and Celebrations, and from joyous times along the banks of Collin’s Bay ...
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Overcoming Giants

1 Samuel 17 “David said to Saul, “Let no one’s heart fail because of him; your servant will go and fight with this Philistine.” (17:32) “David said, “The Lord, who saved me from the paw of the lion and the paw of the bear, will save me from the hand of this Philistine.” (17:37) One of the fascinating sites in the Bavarian city of Regensburg in Germany is this large ...
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