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  • All posts by Preston Pouteaux

    • The Serious Business of Joy

      Joy seems to be a rare commodity these days. In the good old days, of even a few weeks ago, we happily pursued our joy....

    • The Long Wait

      Our history has two threads that run through it; the threads of patience and impatience. Threads that mark our response to waiting. We all remember...

    • A Thankful City

      Gratitude is a kind of thread that holds communities together. Often unseen, uncelebrated, and unnoticed by most as we go about our day to day...

    • Loving Your Neighbours From Afar

      Coming together by keeping at a distance – this seems to be our new reality. But how do we care for each other in these...

    • The Non-Anxious Neighbourhood

      What a strange time we live in. A virus, so small and so dangerous to so many, has brought the whole world to a stop....

    • Temper

      One of my neighbours is a farrier, he puts shoes on horses. He has taught me a lot about growing as a person and neighbour....

    • Old Seeds, New Hope

      We have a little cardboard box of seeds we pull down from our cupboard every year around this time. While the snow still covers the...

    • I Love You, But…

      One of the most enjoyable parts of my vocation as a pastor is to officiate weddings. There is something so tender and beautiful about two...

    • What to do with nice things

      A few years ago I was given a very pricey bottle of scotch. It was an unexpected surprise that threw me off a bit. So...

    • Trying On New Words

      Talking to others is a kind of dance towards deeper trust and respect. How we talk requires a lot of attention and care that our...