Wonders of Light – The Stained Glass of Christ Church, Anglican, Petrolia

My husband and I hang out with a unique fellowship of believers; Christ Church, Anglican. This rural church, in the town of Petrolia, Ontario, Canada has a unique claim to fame. It is intimately connected with the development of the oil industry. It was the place of worship of many of the original Canadian oil barons.... Continue Reading →

Quieting the Self

I heard a wonderful documentary on CBC radio today about teaching students to self regulate or quiet the self. I ruminated on it while I was sitting in church. One very positive thing about participating in organized religion as a child was that even though I was required to sit quietly in church it actually... Continue Reading →

Hymnody and Theology

I still have enough skill on the piano to at least play hymns. Unless they are in 5 sharps or flats. Forget that. To pass the time in a personal care home I spent an hour playing a lovely Clavinova for my mother. The playing of hymns I hoped would spark some recognition in her memory. Page after... Continue Reading →

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