The Gift of a Memory

Until I was in grade two we lived in an old salt box house on the side of Haggett’s Hill (pronounced Hackett locally) on Cull’s Island, or Leading Tickles North – the island portion of Leading Tickles. The house hadn’t always stood there, but had been floated across the harbour from some resettled community and … More The Gift of a Memory

Orthodox Heretic Brewing: Martin Luther Märzen

“In short, I will preach it [the Word], teach it, write it, but I will constrain no man by force, for faith must come freely without compulsion. Take myself as an example. I opposed indulgences and all the papists, but never with force. I simply taught, preached, and wrote God’s Word; otherwise I did nothing. … More Orthodox Heretic Brewing: Martin Luther Märzen

Miracle on the South Coast: The Charlie Cox Story

In this post guest blogger Charlie Cox tells us his personal encounter with the miraculous and how that relates to the miracle stories of the gospels. Charlie is a BTh student from the Diocese of Central Newfoundland in the ordination stream toward a ministry as a priest. This biographical post is part of a creative … More Miracle on the South Coast: The Charlie Cox Story


Multi-sensory The cold, salt north atlantic air dances in my nose. The playful waves tumble and crash in my ears. The rocky coastline overwhelms my eyes as I try to take in it sprawling majesty in the glinting sun. The invisible wind touched my bare skin, sometimes like an angry lover doling out her scorn, sometimes … More Ferryland

Orthodox Heretic Brewing: Saint Anselm’s English Porter

This traditional English porter is named for the great doctor of the church, Anselm of Canterbury (1033-1109). Although born in northern Italy, Anselm is best known as the Archbishop of Canterbury, a post for which he reluctantly left the cloistered life of the monastery. His time as Primate of the English church was as stormy as the climate … More Orthodox Heretic Brewing: Saint Anselm’s English Porter

40 Days in the Digital Wilderness: A (very late) Lenten Journal

My name is Robert and I spend way too much time on social media. This realization led me to take on a social media fast for Lent. Lent is long gone now, and in fact we’re almost through Easter. I do think the premise of a social media fast is important and should not just … More 40 Days in the Digital Wilderness: A (very late) Lenten Journal

Cape Bonavista

A slight tilt of the earth Summer season Sea, wind and land meet Bird, fish and human congregate Lured by sun The rhythm of life  And we were drawn too Drawn by the tilting The wind and the sea Coaxed by the sun to the edge of the land In step with the rhythm of … More Cape Bonavista

Prayer is …

Prayer is wonder at a vast canopy of distant, shimmering galaxies, suns and planets Prayer is eyes drinking in a pink and gold sunset Prayer is brush and paint on a blank canvas Prayer is a writer birthing words, ideas, stories, truth Prayer is a bow across strings and fingers on keys, beauty rising like … More Prayer is …