From June 2017

Gardening Glove Protection

This morning at Friday Harbor Presbyterian Church, we had a lovely worship service.  We are starting to meet some people and they ask our names when they see us.  Our faces are familiar now.  We are enjoying the services there, especially the leadership of Dr. Joe Bettridge.  He tells everyone “Just call me Joe.”  This …

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Coast Salish Cultural Heritage Day

This week at English Camp we had some special visitors.  A group of Coast Salish people came to share their heritage with us for Coast Salish Cultural Heritage Day. Long before the British set up English Camp, the ancestors of the Coast Salish fished and sought shelter in Garrison Bay.  The Bay is a protected …

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Royal British Columbia Museum, Victoria

On our second day on Vancouver Island, we decided to visit the Royal British Columbia Museum.  The Royal British Columbia Museum is the only natural history museum in the province.  It is a huge, three-story building with outlying gardens and an IMAX theater.  The museum anchors the Cultural Precinct in Victoria and is located between …

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Taking Sermons Personally

During my life as a pastor, I preached over 1,500 different sermons.  I preached on Sunday mornings, Sunday evenings, and special holidays.  I preached at weddings and funerals and even in a few hospital rooms.  Each time I preached, I expected that whoever was in the congregation was listening and taking sermons personally. I try …

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