Faith from the Edges

Faith and life from the perspective of me.

Archive for the month “July, 2012”


I have been thinking a lot about celebrations lately. How much I am looking forward to celebrating with the dear one when he gets offered another parish! How fun it was to celebrate the marriage of our oldest and her beloved. How we celebrated the end of my position with laughter and good friends. How we are going to celebrate my dear one’s mother’s 80th birthday soon.

I don’t know about you dear reader but I love a good party! I always feel closer to God in the midst of a party. I feel the joy and wonder and just know that God is there.

I am aware that there are some out there who find this difficult to believe that God would be in the midst of a good party but I know it to be true. I am looking forward to partying this weekend with my family as we celebrate. I know that God will be there with us, in our laughter, our joy at being together, in the quiet moments that individuals spend together and if they happen in our tears.

God and I have had a bit of a rocky relationship lately so the thought of celebration time is good for my soul and good for my well being. Celebrations are times to reflect on the joys past and to look to the joys of the future.

So my faith and and I are going to celebrate for a while.



We are hot here in Kenora – close to 5 degrees warmer than normal and we have humidity!

The dear one and I are trying to get more work done on our house in order to get it ready to sell soon. Have you ever tried to work on your house – painting, putting down new lino, ripping out old tile – when it is hot and humid? What happens to the dear one and I is lassitude. We get some work done in the morning and then by 11 am we are just done for the day.

Some days are little better than others but not really. Now we have ripped up the kitchen and the lassitude is not helping my meal planning at all. Who wants to figure out what to cook on the BBQ when there is no sink or counter to work with. You should see my dining room at the moment!

In the midst of this is also a beginning though. Some sense that there is a future waiting for us. That there will be a place for us to live and work and worship. So we will continue to work on the house and push pass the lassitude to get things done. Hopefully by the end of next week we can see the kitchen coming together and be able to move on to other tasks.

For now I am going to have a cold drink (pick your favourite and that will be what I am having) and hope for some cooler weather and give thanks that I have electricity and can run my fans!

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